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
UCLA Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Professor Nouri Gana Receives the Mellon New Directions Fellowship
The Division of Humanities is excited to announce that the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has announced Nouri Gana, an Associate Professor here at the department of Near Eastern Languages...
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UCLA Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Professor Robert K. Englund Receives Prestigious Grant for Research Collaboration on Big Data
The Division of Humanities is excited to announce that the Machine Translation and Automated Analysis of Cuneiform Language,MTAAC, project co-directed by Robert K. Englund of UCLA Near Eastern...