NELC News

New Summer Program aims to Challenge Academic Colonialism in Egyptology

Published: December 17, 2021

The department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures in collaboration with Professor Mario Beatty of Howard University is thrilled to announce a new Egyptology summer program. Called “Pathways to a PhD in Ancient Egyptian Studies,” it aims to challenge academic colonialism by bringing young scholars from HBCUs to UCLA to combine traditional Egyptological research with…

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Additional Support for the Pourdavoud Center’s Research Initiatives

Published: December 9, 2021

The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World would like to express its deep appreciation to Ms. Nastaran Akhavan for her financial support of the UCLA Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran, an open access online encyclopedia of Iranian archaeological sites of all pre-Islamic periods spearheaded by the Pourdavoud Center, as well as its principal…

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A New Pledge of Support for the UCLA Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran

Published: November 3, 2021

The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World would like to express its deep gratitude to Dr. Haleh Emrani and the Gramian-Emrani Foundation for their financial support of the UCLA Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran project. Dr. Emrani has graciously made a pledge of $100,000 in support of the Gazetteer over the next five…

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Faculty Position in Anatolian Open

Published: October 19, 2021

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and the Program in Indo-European Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, have been authorized to make an appointment to a full-time position in Ancient Anatolian languages and cultures, at open rank (Assistant [tenure-track], Associate/Full Professor [with tenure]), effective July 1, 2022. We invite applications from…

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Emergency Support for Afghan Scholars at Risk

Published: September 1, 2021

Dear colleagues and friends of the UCLA campus, With the support of campus leadership, the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies launched an emergency effort to respond to the Taliban takeover in Afghanistan and help Scholars at Risk. The central campus administration has committed funding, but to bring several scholars from Afghanistan, we need your…

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Call for Applications for the 2021-22 Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies

Published: August 5, 2021

Call for Applications for the 2021-22 Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World announces a call for applications for the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies. This fellowship is awarded to outstanding graduate students whose works encompass different facets of Zoroastrian studies, that is,…

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Chris PreJean Wins Fulbright

Published: June 2, 2021

The NELC department is proud to announce that Christopher Prejean has been awarded a two-year Fulbright Postdoctoral Fellowship for his work The Hermeneutical Christian in Islamic Legal Thought. His project discusses what can be learned about Muslims from their legal discussions about Christians. Prejean received his MA in Arabic here in the NELC department in…

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NELC Undergraduate Natalie Sarafian Wins Dean’s Prize

Published: June 1, 2021

The NELC Department is extremely proud to announce that Natalie Sarafian has just won the Dean’s prize for Undergraduate Research Week, a prestigious undergraduate award given to only a few students each academic year. Sarafian received the prize for her presentation, “How to Use Sex to Gain Power in the Ancient Patriarchy: Medical Humanities Investigation…

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