What is NELC?
The Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations Department (NELC) is devoted to:
- the languages, literatures, cultures, and histories of the ancient, medieval, and modern Near East
- the study of the Hebrew Bible, its sources in the Ancient Near East, and the history of its interpretations
- the study of Arabic-, Turkish-, and Persian-speaking Islamic civilizations in the Near East, Africa, South Asia, and elsewhere
- the study of Hebrew-, Aramaic-, Judaeo-Arabic, and Yiddish-speaking Jewish civilizations in the Near East, Europe, the New World, and elsewhere.
Recent Faculty Activity
Additional faculty activities
- Peter Der Manuelian Publishes New Book on George Reisner along with Harvard Magazine article
- Khaled El-Rouayheb Edited Work, Commentary on the Jumal on Logic by Khūnajī, Published
- The Oxford Annotated Mishnah, Edited by Shaye J.D. Cohen, Published
- Khaled El-Rouayheb Named Harvard College Professor
- Khaled El-Rouayheb Receives British Journal for the History of Philosophy 2020 Best Article Prize
- Ali Asani Featured in Harvard Gazette