• A Conversation with Shirin Neshat

    Join us on May 20, 3:00-4:30pm, for a look at her recent film "Looking for Oum Kulthum"

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  • The Time of Mute Swans: Remembering as a Cure for Our Times

    Turkish author Ece Temelkuran will discuss her recent novel on Saturday, May 12. Reception to follow.

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  • Welcome to NELC

    As many nations in the Near East play pivotal roles on the world stage, the need for knowledge of their languages and cultures is increasingly clear.

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    NELC's faculty are dedicated to excellence and achievement in their field.

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  • The Baki Project

    A unique Digital Humanities collaboration, engaging a growing team of students and international scholars in identifying and transcribing the scattered manuscripts of the famous Ottoman poet, Baki.

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  • Upcoming Courses

    Our courses cover a wide range of topics in Near Eastern studies, from Arabic and Hebrew, to Ancient Civilizations and Cultures.

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