Ancient Near East Civilization Resources

  • Gelb Memorial Library

    Located in Kaplan Hall, Room 367, the Gelb Memorial Library represents easily the most significant collection of Assyriological publications west of the the University of Chicago. With over 3000 monographs and an offprint collection of 10,000 articles, the collection fulfills one of NELC’s primary goals in making accessible to its own faculty and students the extraordinary resources of Assyriological research.

    Visit Website
  • The UCLA Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran

    The Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran is a research tool for scholars in all branches of humanities, including anthropology, art history, and history, but more specifically for those working on the archaeology of Iran and the ancient Near East. The Gazetteer is a free, open access resource and will be hosted and maintained by Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World at the University of California, Los Angeles, which will ensure its up-to-date, long-term use and availability.

    Visit Website
  • Ancient Near East and Egypt Library Guides


    This guide serves as a portal for resources relating to the ancient Near East and Egypt. Intended as a “one-stop shopping” site, this guide contains links to hundreds of e-resources, including reference sources like online dictionaries, encyclopedias, and bibliographies; databases and indexes; e-book and journal collections; and online archives, image repositories, and maps.

    Visit Website
  • Center for the Study of Religion

    Research Center Phone: 310-206-8799

    The UCLA Center for the Study of Religion coordinates and promotes the academic study of religion at the University for members of the campus community as well as for a wider public. In addition to housing an undergraduate major, the Center sponsors seminars, lectures, and conferences as well as films and artistic performances that explore the role of religious ideas, practices and institutions within human societies, both historical and contemporary and throughout the regions of the world.

    Visit Website
  • Center for Medieval And Renaissance Studies

    Research Center Phone: 310-825-1880

    The UCLA Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies (CMRS) supports interdisciplinary and cross-cultural studies of the period from Late Antiquity to the middle of the seventeenth century through a program of lectures, seminars, conferences, and fellowships for visiting professors, post-doctoral scholars, graduate students, and researchers.  Additionally, we publish the academic journals Viator and Comitatus as well as a book series called Cursor Mundi.

    Visit Website
  • Center for Jewish Studies

    Research Center Phone: 310-825-5387

    The UCLA Alan D. Leve Center for Jewish Studies is dedicated to advancing scholarship in all areas of Jewish culture and history, educating the next generation about the role of Judaism in world civilization, and serving as an exceptional public resource for Jewish life and learning.

    Visit Website
  • Center for Digital Humanities

    Research Center Phone: 310-206-1414

    The UCLA Center for Digital Humanities (CDH) is a research, teaching and technology unit leading innovations that span the humanities, arts, social sciences, information studies, and computational sciences. CDH is a physical space for exploration and experimentation as well as a virtual space for networking and sharing.  It is composed of a community of scholars, students, and practitioners who come together to design, create, experiment, innovate, and disseminate new knowledge in the digital age.

    Visit Website
  • Center for 17th- & 18th-Century Studies

    Research Center Phone: 310-206-8552

    The Center, which administers the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library in West Adams, supports research related to the seventeenth and long-eighteenth centuries as well as Oscar Wilde and the fin-de-siècle aesthetics movement. Through its robust program of fellowships, conferences, and institutes, the Center serves as a forum for students, professors, and scholars to collaborate and commune.

    Visit Website
  • Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI)

    Digital Project

    The Cuneiform Digital Library Initiative (CDLI) is an international digital library project aimed at putting text and images of an estimated 500,000 recovered cuneiform tablets created from between roughly 3350 BC and the end of the pre-Christian era online.

    Visit Website