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.
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.
Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations today launched the first event of the Modern Egyptian Studies Forum. Alexander Kitroeff of Haverford College discussed his book The Greeks and the Making of Modern Egypt (American University in Cairo Press, 2019). Penn panelists were Dr.
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2021 NELC Newsletter