The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures brings together a variety of disparate cultural and linguistic studies, 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 in the ancient Near Eastern 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 concentrates its teaching and research on Northwest Asia and North Africa, a region of...Learn More About Us
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Jeremy Smoak Publishes in Near Eastern Archaeology
“Reading and Writing in the Dark at Khirbet el-Qom: The Literacies of Ancient Subterranean Judah,” by Alice Mandell and Jeremy Smoak is now available in the latest...
UCLA Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Professors Aaron A. Burke and Katherine S. Burke Collaborate on Second Volume of “The History and Archaeology of Jaffa”
Since 2007, the Jaffa Cultural Heritage Project, under the direction of Aaron A. Burke, Katherine S. Burke, and Martin Peilstöcker, has endeavored to bring to light the vast...