Students in ANE 103, through music and taste connected with the ancients. Barjamovic, a lecturer on Assyriology and instructor for Ancient Lives noted that the class demonstration with the musical instrument replicas sent a clear message that “music is one of the baselines of human existence. There isn’t a culture on this planet that doesn’t have music, and here we have the chance to hear a piece of it over a distance of 3,500 years.” Read more about NELC course Ancient Near East 103 in Harvard Gazette: watch video
Ceylan Arslan presented a paper on Rifa'a al-Tahtawi's An Imam in Paris in Middle East Studies Association (MESA) conference last October. He will present a paper on Orhan Pamuk's Istanbul: Memories and the City in American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) conference this March, and another on the trope of sickness in late Ottoman literature at the MESA conference this November.