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Dr. Luke Yarbrough Short-Listed for 2020 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize

Published: November 30, 2020

We are proud to announce that Dr. Luke Yarbrough has been awarded one of the two runner up prizes in this year’s British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize for his recent book, Friends of the Emir: Non-Muslim State Officials in Premodern Islamic Thought (Cambridge University Press). All are invited to attend the Award Ceremony on December…

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Memorial: Norma Kershaw

Published: September 22, 2020

The UCLA Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures is saddened to announce the passing of Norma Kershaw, prominent scholar, educator, and philanthropist in the fields of archaeology and cultural studies. Norma died peacefully this week at the age of 95 after a long and rich life. She earned her BA later in life, in…

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Now on Offer: Elementary Turkish

Published: July 27, 2020

Register now for Elementary Turkish! TURKIC 101A – Elementary Turkish MW 10:00-11:50am, F 10:00-10:50am Location @ Zoom For more information, contact Dr. Beyza Lorenz at blorenz@humnet.ucla.edu This elementary-level Turkish course is designed for students who have no previous knowledge of the language and who wish to learn the fundamentals of the modern Turkish language using…

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Call for Applications for the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies

Published: July 20, 2020

Call for Applications for the 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 intended to be awarded to graduate students whose works encompass different facets of Zoroastrian studies, that…

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Call for Papers: The Indo-Persian Musical Confluence

Published: July 2, 2020

The UCLA Program of Iranian Studies would like to share a call for papers for a program of online events held by the University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Ethnomusicology, Summer 2020 – Winter 2021. To download the full call for papers, please click here. Description: The sitar and setar are the foremost classical…

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Tributes: Bob Englund

Published: June 5, 2020

The department was greatly saddened to learn of the passing of our friend and colleague, Robert K. Englund, Emeritus Professor of Assyriology. He died May 24, 2020 after a long struggle with cancer. He was sixty-eight years old. An overview of his many academic accomplishments is found on the webpage of the Cuneiform Digital Initiative…

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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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