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A Night of Armenian Culture: ARMEN AA Students Bring Language Studies to Life

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. 

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Hilo Sugita, G2, Wins Distinguished Master’s Thesis Award!

Hilo Sugita has won an award for her M.A. thesis, Uncovering the Dead: An Extensive Study of the Late Period Coffin Lid of Qnw-pw-s at the Eskenazi Museum of Art – Indiana University. Her thesis is the highest evaluated for the Indiana University Bloomington campus. Congratulations on the achievement!
 

NELC course Ancient Near East 103 in Harvard Gazette: watch video

Ancient Near East 103: Ancient Lives

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...

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Nancy Ko Named Safra Undergraduate Fellow in Ethics

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 ...

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David Owen is a Fulbright-DDRA Scholar

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...

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