Professor Cooperson wins the Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation

Published: December 14, 2016

Join us in congratulating Professor Michael Cooperson on winning the Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation. Last year, the prize’s debut, awards were given for Arabic to and from English, Arabic to and from Turkish, and an “Achievement Award.” This year, the prizes were between Arabic and English, Arabic and Spanish, and there were three Achievement Awards. According to the Sheikh…

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David Hirsch is awarded 2016 David H. Partington Award

Published: December 2, 2016

The Middle East Librarians Association Presents the 2016 David H. Partington Award to Two Librarians of Middle East Studies at its Annual Meeting, November 16, 2016, in Cambridge, MA. David G. Hirsch has been the University of California Los Angeles Librarian for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, simultaneously with Judaica and Armenian Studies, Central Asian Studies and…

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Two NELC Undergraduates Profiled for UCLA Humanities Website

Published: September 23, 2016

Two of our undergraduate students, Marisol Fernandez (Middle Eastern Studies, Semitics) and Elizabeth Ho (Jewish Studies), were recently written about for the UCLA Humanities website. You can read their inspiring life stories, and why they chose to study in our department here.

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Ethnomusicology 91L/161L: Music of Persia

Published: September 20, 2016

Fall 2016 – Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm, Schoenberg 1659 – Instructor:  Amir Hosein Pourjavady  This class focuses on the performance of Persian classical music including the radif and tasnifs (vocal repertoire). This is a group class where students sit in a circle and begin learning a gushe (short melody-type) or a vocal composition of a designated dastgāh (multi-sectional…

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Art History 185: Architecture of Iran

Published: September 15, 2016

Fall 2016 – Mondays, 3:30-5:20 PM, Dodd 275 – Instructor: Dr. Keelan Overton This seminar examines icons of Iranian architecture from the early Islamic to early modern periods. Each week will be devoted to analyzing a single site (mosque, tomb, shrine, madrasa, palace, square) through multiple lenses, including the topographical, architectural, socio-historical, political, and religious….

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New Testament Job at UCLA

Published: September 14, 2016

The department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA has just opened a new search for an Assistant Professor of New Testament/Early Christianity. Description: The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures and the Program in the Study of Religion at the University of California, Los Angeles, announce a search for a new tenure-track position…

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Dr. Shushan Karapetian Wins Society of Armenian Studies Award

Published: May 17, 2016

Dr. Shushan Karapetian, NELC Alumna, lecturer and current Post Doc, received Society of Armenian Studies Award for 2011-2014 for her dissertation “‘How Do I Teach My Kids My Broken Armenian?’”: A Study of Eastern Armenian Heritage Language Speakers in Los Angeles.” The SAS Award is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. For more information on visit the Asbarez…

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