The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations (NELC) engages in the interdisciplinary humanistic study and teaching of the cultures of the Near East (often called the Middle East) as they express themselves in languages and texts, including both written and oral sources, as well as art, architecture, archaeology and material culture.
Fatemeh Shams, Assistant Professor of Persian Poetry and Literature, was recently featured on the OMNIA Podcast series, In These Times. This season, the fourth, focuses on how art in its many forms helps us through the tough times. Many found it difficult to cope with the COVID19 pande
We are happy to announce that, after a small hiatus, The Middle East Center's scholarly podcast on all things Middle East is back! The latest episode features our own Huda Fakhreddine. Click on the link to listen to her discussion on poetry and family.
On January 31, 2022, Harry Eli Kashdan led a lively lecture and discussion for the second "Bite-Sized Talks" event, “How to Read a Cookbook: Cuisine and the Nation in Ottolenghi's London.”
On January 10, Dr.
Melanie Magidow, in collaboration with Dr. Mbarek Sryfi, were among the two dozen translators working from Arabic and Kurdish on a wide range of literary projects selected for 2022 National Endowment for the Arts (US) Literary Translation Fellowships.
Leila Zonouzi from "Egypt Migrations" interviews PhD candidate, Weston Bland, about his dissertation research in Coptic studies. Read the whole article here.
On June 3, the Modern Egyptian Studies Forum was honored to welcome Dr. Peter Gran of Temple University. Conducted as a conversation with Mirna Wasef (University of California, San Diego) and Joel Gordon (University of Arkansas), Dr.
We wanted to let you know what we've been up to since our last issue. Click here to view or download Volume 2!
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2021 NELC Newsletter