Ancient Near East and Egyptology News

Postcards from UCLA Library Special Collections’ on Exhibit

Published: May 25, 2022

The Near Eastern Languages and Cultures department is proud to share Encountering Arabic Manuscripts, an exhibition in which eight graduate students in Arabic 275 identified a noteworthy aspect of a manuscript with which they were working to create an exhibit artifact. The ‘Postcards from UCLA Library Special Collections’ are a collaborative project that revolves around UCLA’s…

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Sacred Kingship

Published: June 28, 2019

Fall Quarter SEPT 23-DEC 13 Sacred Kingship Rolfe Hall 3108 9:30am – 10:45am Tuesday & Thursday Take Ancient Near East 177, and you will: Discuss the connection between kingship and religion Analyze the methods used to create a living god on earth, a walking talking contradiction Learn about the how a system that concentrates absolute…

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The Parallels of Female Power in Ancient Egypt and Modern Times

Published: March 18, 2019

In her latest book, UCLA’s Kara Cooney notes how a ruler’s gender matters far less than whose agendas are served   Over the course of 3,000 years of Egypt’s history, six women ascended to become female kings of the fertile land and sit atop its authoritarian power structure. Several ruled only briefly, and only as…

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Levantine Archaeology Student Receives W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research’s Educational Cultural Affairs Junior Research Fellowship

Published: June 18, 2018

Amy Karoll, PhD Candidate in Levantine Archaeology, received the W.F. Albright Institute of Archaeological Research’s Educational Cultural Affairs Junior Research Fellowship to study in Israel from August to December 2018 and the American Center of Oriental Research’s Council of American Overseas Research Centers Pre-Graduate Fellowship to study in Jordan from January to April 2019. She…

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Egyptology Lecturer Position

Published: May 2, 2018

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA is seeking a Lecturer to teach ancient Egyptian language, history, and culture for the academic year 2018-19. We are looking for someone with a strong knowledge of Old, Middle, and Late Egyptian, to teach advanced grammar and reading seminars. Knowledge of Coptic and Demotic are…

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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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