Julia Puglisi, NELC Ph.D. candidate in Egyptology, has won the Indiana University 2018 Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award! Her M.A. thesis titled,The Mechanics of Egyptian Paronomasia: Applying Pattern Recognition Search to the Ramesside Dream Manual is the highest evaluated thesis in the Math/Physical Sciences/Engineering category. Congratulations, Julia!
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...