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Sema ceremony in Istanbul
Photo by Eric Politzer
Children in a fountain, Tel-Aviv
The Kaaba at Mecca
Jerusalem's Tower of David Museum
Photo by Dustin Farrell
Jerusalem street scene
Mural in Kurdistan
Bedouins, in Jordan
Mediterranean Sea and surrounding area
Recent Faculty Activity
Publication of a Festschrift in honor of Peter Machinist...
Ali Asani led an exploratory seminar at the Radcliffe Institute
William Granara completed a week-long visit to Amman Jordan...
Peter Manuelian to edit new book series on Egyptology
Additional faculty activities
Momina Cheema Fellowship; deadline 4/1/2015
Recent Student Activity
Cian Power recently attended the International...
Daniel Majchrowicz recently published “Traveling for Reform...
NELC degree recipients - 2014
Adam Strich presented a paper recently...
Additional student activities
Mar 03: Yiddish Lecture Series: Samuel Spinner
Mar 04: Semitic Philology Workshop: Dr. Aaron Butts (CUA)
Mar 09: Semtic Philology Workshop: Adam Anderson.
What is NELC?
It is a department devoted to the languages and literatures, culture and history, of the ancient, medieval, and modern Near East.
It is a department devoted to the study of the Hebrew Bible, its sources in the Ancient Near East, and the history of its interpretation.
It is a department devoted to the study of Islamic civilization, whether in Arabic, Turkish or Persian, whether in the Near East or in Africa, South Asia, or wherever.
It is a department devoted to the study of Jewish civilization, whether in Hebrew, Aramaic, judaeo-Arabic or Yiddish, whether in the Near East or in Europe, the New World, or wherever.