NELC News

Arabic Language Lecturer

Published: May 15, 2020

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA is seeking a part-time Lecturer to teach Elementary Arabic and an Arabic-language pedagogy course during the 2020-2021 academic year. A Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages, Applied Linguistics, or a closely related field is required. Duties include supervision of graduate teaching assistants in Elementary Arabic. Degree…

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Egyptology Lecturer

Published: May 6, 2020

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA is seeking a part-time Lecturer to teach ancient Egyptian language, history, and culture for the academic year 2020-21. 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…

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Eastern Armenian Language Lecturer

Published: May 6, 2020

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA is seeking a Lecturer to teach three courses in Elementary Modern Eastern Armenian and three courses in Intermediate Modern Eastern Armenian during the 2020-2021 academic year, which begins July 1, 2020. The candidate must have experience teaching Armenian language courses at the university level. A…

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Turkish Language Lecturer

Published: May 6, 2020

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA is seeking a part-time Lecturer to teach Turkish language (Elementary and Advanced) during the 2020-2021 academic year, which begins July 1, 2020. The candidate must have experience teaching Turkish language courses at the university level. A Ph.D. in Near Eastern Languages or related field is…

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Impostures on the Groks Science Podcast

Published: May 4, 2020

This week NELC Professor Michael Cooperson appeared on the Groks Science Podcast to discuss Impostures, his new translation of the Maqāmāt of al-Ḥarīrī. He explains what makes the original Maqāmāt so distinctive in Arabic and talks about his unique approach to translating the work, as well as what his favorite Impostures are. Click below to listen to…

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Remote Instruction for Spring 2020

Published: March 17, 2020

Following university directives, all in-person meetings have been moved online. This includes course lectures, discussions, office hours, and student advising. All meetings will now be conducted via Zoom or an alternative online platform for the duration of Spring quarter 2020. Please also note that the Near Eastern Languages and Cultures administrative offices will transition to…

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Pourdavoud Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Ancient Iranian Studies

Published: December 12, 2019

The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World in conjunction with the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA, invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the history and culture of ancient Iran, effective July 1, 2020. Established in 2017 as the premier research center for the study of ancient Iran,…

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Student Simone Salmon Wins James W. Redhouse Prize for Best Progress in Turkish

Published: December 9, 2019

Simone Salmon, graduate student in Ethnomusicology and student in Dr. Beyza Lorenz’s second-year Turkish class, has won the 2019 James W. Redhouse Prize for Best Progress in Turkish. She will use Turkish for her doctoral research on Sephardic music in the Ottoman Empire. The prize, which is prestigious and nomination-only, was established by the Turkish…

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Kara Cooney Wins ASOR Nancy Lapp Popular Book Award

Published: December 6, 2019

At the 2019 Annual Meeting of the American Schools of Oriental Research, NELC Chair Dr. Kara Cooney was awarded the Nancy Lapp Popular Book Award for When Women Ruled the World: Six Queens of Egypt (2018). This award is presented to the author/editor of a book published in the last two years that offers a new…

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Fulfill the UCLA Language Requirement with Biblical Hebrew!

Published: October 31, 2019

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures announces that Biblical Hebrew Language now fulfills the Foreign Language Requirement at UCLA. Sign up for Hebrew 110A, 110B, and 110C now! This sequence of courses introduces students to the phonology, morphology, and syntax of biblical Hebrew. Students learn to read and translate biblical Hebrew narrative and…

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