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 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.
Mina was nominated by the department for his outstanding work in the field of Middle Eastern Literatures & Societies.
The preservation of important sites and artifacts critical to the heritage and history of Iraq – and indeed, the world – is a passion of Dr. Richard Zettler. The US Department of State agreed, awarding him and PENN alum Dr.
We have so much to tell you. It only made sense to put it all in one place. Somewhat delayed by COVID 19, it nevertheless highlights the programs and accomplishments of faculty, students and alumnae over the past 18 months.
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