Welcome Message from the Department Chair The Department of Near Eastern Language and Cultures brings together a variety of disparate cultural and linguistic studies together, both ancient and modern, into a vibrant interdisciplinary whole. In the NELC department, we make the past come alive. We make cultural studies of the Middle East relevant to undergraduate students and the larger Los Angeles community, and in our graduate programs, we create the next generation of experts of the ancient and modern Middle Eastern region. The Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) department sees as its mission the scholarly discovery, interpretation, dissemination, and preservation of the history, practices, and conceptual categories originally from the Near Eastern region, the cradle of human civilization, created over a period of more than 10,000 years and continuing as a font of human innovation and a focus of world attention. NELC focuses its teaching and research on Northwest Asia and...Learn More About Us
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Dr. Alice Mandel Wins 2016 Daniel Noel Freedman Award for Excellence and Creativity in Hebrew Bible Scholarship
Dr. Alice Mandel, NELC Alumna and Lecturer, wins the 2016 David Noel Freedman Award for Excellence and Creativity in Hebrew Bible Scholarship has been awarded to Alice Mandell...