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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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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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Professor Catherine Bonesho’s Research Featured on The Daily Beast

Published: January 23, 2020

Catherine E. Bonesho is an Assistant Professor in Early Judaism in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA. Her research focuses on locating the history, languages, literature, and culture of Judaism in the Second Temple and Rabbinic periods in their imperial contexts. Her research was recently featured on the Daily Beast. Congratulations…

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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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