Thank you to the faculty, students, and friends of NELC department who contributed to this year’s “Evening of Middle Eastern Poetry!" Special thanks to our generous sponsor The Aga Khan Fund for Iranian Studies.
We are pleased to announce the Fall Semester 2017 recipients of the Certificate of Distinction in Teaching. This award reflects a Q score of 4.5 or higher in the "overall" category from 5 or more respondents.
Rushain Abbasi Osnat Aharoni Mary Elston Matthew Hass Dustin Klinger Andrew Pottorf Shahrad Shahvand Armaan Siddiqi Inês Torres
On Tuesday February 20, Curator Suheyla Takesh of the Barjeel Art Foundation (Sharjah, UAE) led a conversation on art titled "On the Emergence and Evolution of Modern Art in the Arab World." The NELC Graduate Forum talk was followed by music and refreshments. Thank you all for joining us for a wonderful evening of art and culture!
Armenian food, songs and poems, and original creative works were shared amongst students and friends of Armenian AA: Elementary Modern Armenian. The NELC sponsored event was held during Reading Period, giving students the opportunity to share their final projects and fundamental knowledge of Western Armenian in a creative fashion.
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.”
“It shows us,” Barjamovic added, “that what brings us together as essentially human...
Congratulations to junior NELC concentrator Nancy Ko on being named one of only 13 Edmond J. Safra Undergraduate Fellows in Ethics for 2015-16!
Nancy is interested in the ethics of historiography, particularly the dialectic between language, evidence, and power. She has traveled to Asia and the Middle East, and her academic interests extend from medieval European Jewish history to the modern Levant. She is the Senior Books and Arts Editor at the ...
David Owen is a Fulbright-DDRA Scholar to Mauritania, Spain, and Morocco, and currently affiliated with the Department of Philosophy at Mohammed V University in Rabat, Morocco. In April, David gave a seminar at the Complutense University of Madrid: Ibn Ḥazm y el Organon andalusí - al-Taqrīb li-ḥadd al-manṭiq como muestra temprana. On May 7, 2015 he addressed the 21st Annual Moroccan Studies Symposium at the...