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Chloe Landis Wins Morgan H, Harris, Jr. Endowed Scholarship

Published: May 16, 2019

Chloe Landis, a Departmental Scholar in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, pursuing a masters degree in Egyptology with an emphasis on Egyptian art, has received the 2019-2020 Morgan H, Harris, Jr. Endowed Scholarship for College Honors Students.

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Armenian Language Lecturer

Published: April 25, 2019

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 2019-2020 academic year, which begins July 1, 2019. The candidate must have experience teaching Armenian language courses at the university level. A…

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UCLA Subtitle Project

Published: April 16, 2019

The UCLA Subtitle Project, sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, has recently launched a video captioning service on English and Arabic websites. The goal of this project is to teach students how to understand and translate spoken language while also helping filmmakers, journalists, and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) reach a broader audience.  The…

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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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Carol Bahkos Edits Islam and its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur’an

Published: March 5, 2019

“Islam and its Past: Jahiliyya, Late Antiquity, and the Qur’an” Edited by Carol Bahkos and Michael Cook is now available in the Oxford Studies in the Abrahamic Religions. This book brings together scholars to consider Islamic revelation, with particular focus on the Qur’an. The collection provides a wide-ranging survey of the development and current state…

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UCLA College Featured Story: Zoroastrian Studies Graduate Fellowship established at UCLA

Published: January 31, 2019

Thanks to a gift in 2018 from the Trust of Morvarid Guiv, the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies has been established in UCLA’s Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World. The fellowship will support graduate students studying the Zoroastrian religion, its ancient history, languages, and scriptures. To read the full story…

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Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Iranian Studies

Published: January 9, 2019

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, in conjunction with the Program of Iranian Studies, at UCLA, invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the history and culture of modern Iran, effective July 1, 2019. The Program of Iranian Studies at UCLA, established in 1963, is the largest and most comprehensive doctoral programs of…

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Interview with Luke Yarbrough

Published: November 5, 2018

With his vast knowledge in pre-modern Islamic societies, Luke Yarbrough (Ph.D. 2012, Near Eastern Studies, Princeton University) brings a unique perspective to the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. Luke is our new Islamic Studies hire and will be teaching two classes in Winter quarter: a class called “Islamic Thought” for undergrads and a…

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Interview with Catherine E. Bonesho

Published: November 5, 2018

From being the Emeline Hill Richardson Rome Prize Fellow in Ancient Studies at the American Academy in Rome to receiving her Ph.D. in Classical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2018, Dr. Catherine Bonesho has had an incredibly enriching experience in academia thus far. Catherine is a new hire in…

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Interview with Kara Cooney

Published: November 5, 2018

Dr. Kara Cooney is recognized on UCLA’s campus as an associate professor of Egyptian Art and Architecture and chair of the Department of Near Eastern Language and Cultures. Outside of academia, she has worked on two Discovery Channel documentary series,  Out of Egypt and The Secrets of Egypt’s Lost Queen, which allowed her to enter…

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