Ancient Near East and Egyptology News

Egyptology Student Wins 2018 Grad Slam Competition

Published: March 8, 2018

Marissa Stevens, Egyptology Graduate Student, won UCLA’s 2018 Grad Slam Competition last night, Wednesday, March 7, 2018. Grad Slam is a campus-wide competition that showcases and awards the best 3-minute research presentations by graduate students. The competition not only helps foster the important career development skill of articulating graduate research in an understandable and engaging…

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Egyptology Graduate Student Receives J. Clawson Mills Scholarship at the MET

Published: March 6, 2018

Michael Chen, a Ph.D. Candidate in NELC, has received the J. Clawson Mills Scholarship at the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the 2018-2019 academic year. He will be an Art History Fellow hosted by the Department of Egyptian Art, and he will examine the corpus of Late Period Egyptian healing statues as part of his…

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Jeremy Smoak Publishes in Near Eastern Archaeology

Published: November 21, 2017

“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 edition of Near Eastern Archaeology. How did ancient Israelites and Judeans interact with inscriptions located in subterranean contexts such as tombs, tunnels, and caves? What roles did writing hold…

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UCLA Recruitment: Assistant Professor in Early Judaism

Published: August 1, 2017

The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, announces a search for a tenure-track position in early Judaism at the rank of Assistant Professor to be filled effective July 1, 2018. Applications are invited from scholars with research and teaching interests in the cultures (especially 2nd Temple Judaism)…

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Jaffa Excavations Featured in Archaeology Magazine

Published: June 20, 2017

NELC professor Aaron Burke’s research of the Egyptian fortress in Jaffa are the subject of Archaeology magazine’s cover story by Roger Atwood in the July/August 2017 issue. Read more: http://www.archaeology.org/issues/262-1707/features/5627-jaffa-egypt-canaan-colony

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UCLA Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Professor Robert K. Englund Receives Prestigious Grant for Research Collaboration on Big Data

Published: April 4, 2017

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 Languages and Cultures is now funded through the Trans-Atlantic Platform Digging into Data Challenge by the American National Endowment for the Humanities, the German Research Foundation, and the Canadian Social Sciences and…

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