Department Announcements

Alumnus Nancy Ko named a 2019 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow!

Nancy Ko (BA '17)  has been named a 2019 Paul & Daisy Soros Fellow, awarded to support her work towards a PhD in History at Columbia University. She joins the dynamic 20 year old community which includes individuals such as former US Surgeon General Vivek Murthy; California Surgeon General Nadine Burke-Harris; Stanford AI leader Fei-Fei Li; Lieutenant Governor of Washington Cyrus Habib; composer Paola Prestini; computational biologist Pardis Sabeti; award-winning writer Kao Kalia Yang, and more than 600 other New American leaders...

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NELC Internal Newsletter

Internal Newsletter
Every month the department circulates an internal newsletter that contains opportunities for students, upcoming events, and department updates. The intended audience of this newsletter is NELC affiliated students, faculty, scholars, and staff. Those with NELC affiliation are automatically added to the internal newsletter distribution list. If you are no longer affiliated with the department or wish to be removed from the list, please contact nelc@fas.harvard.edu

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Alumnus Dr. Rob Ames Awarded Honorable Mention For Ph.D. Dissertation!

The Foundation for Iranian Studies has cited Dr. Ames’s dissertation titled Looking for the Human: Sufism, Selfhood, and Iranian Modernity with honorable mention for "superior scholarship, originality, clarity, and the significant contribution it makes to the field of Iranian Studies" in the category of the Best Ph.D. Dissertation of the Year on a Topic of Iranian Studies. Congratulations, Rob
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Harvard University Partners with AUC's Department of Egyptology

We are pleased to announce the new exchange agreement between Harvard University and the American University in Cairo (AUC). Under this agreement, AUC will be hosting a Harvard PhD student in Spring 2019.

"We are very excited about this new collaborative exchange agreement between Harvard and AUC, and look forward to increased 'traffic' on this two-way street between Cairo and Cambridge," says Professor Peter...

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NELC Alumni Day 2018

March • 23 • 2018

Dr. Adam Aja, PHD 2009
Harvard Semitic Museum, Assistant Curator of Collections
Dr. Gabriel Hornung, PHD 2016   
Trinity College, Visiting Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies 
Dr. Shady Nasser, PHD 2011
Harvard University, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations
Dr....

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Welcoming new faculty and visitors to NELC for 2017-18!

Please join the department in welcoming three new members to our community:

Madeleine (Mandy) Cohen, Preceptor in Yiddish (academic year 2017-18). Cohen is our newly appointed Yiddish preceptor, and will teach Yiddish language at the beginning, intermediate and advanced levels (YIDDISH AA/AB; BA/BB; CA/CB). Her research focuses on Yiddish literature in the early 20th century with comparative work in German, Polish and Hebrew...

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