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February 19, 2020

On February 14, 2020, the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS) named Magda El-Sherbini, Professor/Middle East & Islamic Studies Librarian at The Ohio State…

December 27, 2019

During the Fall 2019 semester, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) awarded the Hajj Abu Ismail Jallaq Scholarship to two outstanding graduate students, Ben Batarseh and…

October 23, 2019

Safaitic is the name of an extinct script used to write rock inscriptions in forms of pre-Islamic Arabic concentrated the Syro-Jordanian Ḥarrah. Ahmad Al-Jallad with his…

October 9, 2019

NELC Professor of South Asia Studies Dr. Ila Nagar has had a new book published, Being Janana: Language and Sexuality in Contemporary India (Routledge Press, 2019). …

October 8, 2019

The Center for Slavic and East European Studies announced that it has awarded Professor Morgan Liu a curriculum development grant for the 2019-20 academic year. Professor Morgan Liu, Department of…

September 3, 2019

NELC Associate Professor, Morgan Liu, was recently elected to serve as President of the Central Eurasian Studies Society. He will begin his service as in the presidency this October for three…

August 5, 2019

Danielle V. Schoon, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (NELC) and Melinda McClimans, Middle East Studies Center (MESC), were awarded grants from the University Institute of Teaching and Learning…

August 2, 2019

The NELC Department would like to welcome Dr. Hekmet Dirbas to the Department! Dr. Dirbas will be working with NELC undergraduate and graduate students and teaching courses in Arabic Language,…

June 18, 2019

The NELC Department is proud to announce that on Thursday, June 6, Rasmyah Alaybani defended her dissertation and will graduate with her PhD in Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at the Summer…