The Foundation for Iranian Studies has chosen Khalil Andani’s dissertation “Revelation in Islam: Qur’ānic, Sunni, and Shiʿi Ismaili Perspectives” submitted to the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, as the recipient of the Foundation's best Ph.D. dissertation award for the academic year 2019-2020....
Congratulations to Gavin Moulton! His Senior Thesis entitled, Şişli Mosque: The Changing Aesthetics and Politics of Mosque Building, Restoration, and Calligraphy in the Turkish Republic, 1923-1957 was awarded the2020 Thomas T. Hoopes Prize Winners for excellent undergraduate work and excellence in the art of teaching.
Hannah Hess (AB '19) has been awarded an honorable mention from the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Islamic Studies Program for her excellent thesis entitled, “Debating Misyār: Temporary Marriage in Contemporary Saudi Arabia” in which she analyzes both Arabic and English sources to explore why temporary...
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.