NELC News

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”

Published: November 6, 2017

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 archaeological and historical record of the site of Jaffa, Israel. Continuing the effort begun with The History and Archaeology of Jaffa 1, this volume represents a decade of…

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Assistant Professor in Islamic Studies

Published: September 12, 2017

The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles, announces a search for a tenure-track position in Islamic Studies at the rank of Assistant Professor with a hire date of July 1, 2018. We encourage applicants whose specializations relate to early and classical Islam up to the early Ottoman…

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The Classical World in Context: Persia (Getty Villa) 2018/2019

Published: September 8, 2017

For a second year, the 2018/2019 term of the Getty Scholars Program at the Villa will address the political, intellectual, religious, and artistic relations between Persia, Greece, and Rome from the ninth century BC to AD 651. The Greeks viewed the Persian Empire, which reached from the borders of Greece to India, as a vastly…

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UCLA “Religious Landscapes of Los Angeles” Funded by the NEH

Published: September 5, 2017

The Division of Humanities is excited to announce that the project of Religious Landscapes of Los Angeles: Teaching and Exploring Religious Diversity Through Civic Engagement, led by Principal Investigator and Center for the Study of Religion and Study of Religion IDP Director, Professor Carol Bakhos, has been funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. This summer two-week institute (July…

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UCLA offering third-year Turkish language course

Published: August 14, 2017

Responding to the national need for experts in Turkish language and culture, the course will enable students to access archival materials and conduct research. The Turkish language is rarely taught in the United States. The federal government’s National Security Education Program, an initiative to build a broader and more qualified pool of U.S. citizens with…

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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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Persian for High School Students

Published: June 7, 2017

Persian for Heritage Students July 10 to August 3, 2017 at UCLA Monday-Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm UCLA will offer a summer Persian class for high school students who are exposed to Persian at home and want to learn to read, write, or develop their speaking, listening, and literacy skills. For more information, please contact: UCLA High School…

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UCLA Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Professor Nouri Gana Receives the Mellon New Directions Fellowship

Published: April 20, 2017

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 & Cultures, a recipient of the New Directions Fellowship. The New Directions Fellowship assists faculty members in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who seek to acquire systematic…

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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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