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.
The National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL) has elected our very own Feride Hatiboglu to their board, for a 2-year term beginning October 1st, 2022. In her capacity as current president of the American Association of Teachers of Turkic La
Students enrolling in first-semester language classes are not required to take a placement test. Students who have some background in a language should take the placement test for that language to ensure they are taking the right class for their level.
Dr. Huda J. Fakhreddine has been named the Topic Director of the Wolf Humanities Forum for 2023-2024. The topic will be "Revolution."
The Mediterranean Seminar has recognized a volume co-translated and co-edited by Dr. Simcha Gross and Dr.
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.”
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
Prescriptive law writings rarely mirror the ways a society practices law, a fact that raises special problems for the social and legal historian.