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mark lehner nelc arce
October 3, 2018
As a part of the ARCE Lecture series, Dr. Mark Lehner presented a talk on October 2, 2018 about last year's AERA excavations for the Lost City of the Pyramids, next to Heit al-Ghurab, or Wall of Crow. In his well attended talk,  Dr. Lehner discussed work in the daily life of the ancient city of Khuf that was abandoned at the end of the 4th Dynasty (... Read more
claudia yaghoobi
October 2, 2018
Iran's Girls of Revolution Street From Literary Narratives to Text Based Protests to Cyberactivism Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, 3:30 – 5 p.m. Allen Library Auditorium On January 29, 2018, social media sites published photographs of Iranian women from multiple cities protesting compulsory veiling. Hailed as Girls of the Revolution Street, their hashtag #girlsofrevolutionstreet references their predecessor, Vida Movahed, the first woman to stage a protest on Tehran’s Enghelab (Revolution) street in... Read more
Resat Kasaba, Turkish Studies, UW NELC
September 24, 2018
Turkish and Ottoman Studies Workshop Series Fall 2018 Friday October 19, 2018 3:30-5:00 PM Denny Hall 211 NELC Seminar Room University of Washington With the concentration of executive power in the hands of President Erdoğan, the arena for formal politics in Turkey has become severely restricted. Turkish government has also made it very difficult, if not impossible, for civil society organizations to function independently. As Turkey enters a new phase in its history it is also facing massive... Read more
NELC_majors 2018 Ryan Robinson
June 26, 2018
My name is Ryan Robinson, and I am a senior in the NELC department. I chose this department because it allowed me to pursue my interest in the Middle East with the assistance of incredible professors and fascinating classes that compliment my second major, archaeology. Through the NELC department I have begun studying Arabic, which has increased my cultural awareness and will open many doors in my professional life. I have also taken illuminating discussion-based courses on subjects like... Read more
andrews, mentor award, UW research conference
May 17, 2018
Every year, Undergraduate Academic Affairs invite students who are presenting their work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium to nominate their mentor for special recognition. A committee then selects a few awardees from among those nominees (192 this year) to honor at the symposium. This year NELC faculty Walter G. Andrews is among the 5 faculty chosen to be honored with an Undergraduate Research Mentor Award.... Read more
siff, persian and iranian studies program, PISP, 2018
May 17, 2018
The Near Eastern Languages and Civilization's Persian and Iranian Studies Program collaborates with SIFF for another Iran Film Initiative at the 2018 Seattle International Film Festival. In its third year, the initiative presents five movies with attendance by directors Shirin Neshat and Sadaf Foroughi. Shirin Neshat also will have a conversation with Professors Samad Alavi (NELC) and Sonal Khullar (... Read more
Graduate Student Conference
May 9, 2018
Friday, May 18, 20182:30–5:00 p.m.Thomson Hall, Rm. 317University of Washington-SeattleFree and open to the public Graduate students in the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilization; the Middle East Studies Program, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies; and the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Program in Near and Middle Eastern Studies will present their research in this annual conference. 2018 Graduate Student Conference is organized by Pablo Jairo Tutillo (MA student, MEC),... Read more
Donald P. Ryan, ARCE
May 7, 2018
DR. DONALD P. RYAN Tuesday, May 15, 2018 7pm – 8:30pm Smith Hall 105, UW Campus FREE and Open to the Public In past years, Pacific Lutheran University’s Valley of the Kings Project has examined and documented several of the smaller tombs found in Egypt’s royal New Kingdom cemetery: The Valley of the Kings. Recently, the focus of the project became three curious tombs which, when first encountered by the famous American excavator Theodore Davis in 1906, were found to contain the mummies of... Read more
Shirin Neshat, Looking for Oum Kulthum
May 5, 2018
May 20, 3:00-4:30 PM Henry Art Gallery Auditorium Free and Public Event Space is limited. To save a seat, please pre-register  for a free ticket to this event at:   This conversation with Shirin Neshat and her recent film... Read more
Meghan Sayres, Streetwise Istanbul Turkish and Ottoman Studies Program
April 11, 2018
Streetwise Istanbul: Seeing Other as Self Meghan Sayres April 24, 2018 Tuesday 3:30 PM Denny Hall 211 University of Washington Turkish and Ottoman Studies Program presents a slide show. Streetwise Istanbul is a collaboration between an American author and Turkish photographer featuring images, stories and wisdom of everyday people who make a living on both sides of the Bosporus, and to whom Istanbul owes its color and vibrancy. Quotes and anecdotes offering glimpses into the hearts and minds... Read more