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September 28, 2020

Special Announcement! NELC Department Poetry Project

Since the dawn of human civilization, poetry has played a vital role in transmitting culture, expressing individual identity, and…

September 23, 2020

The 75th Session of the United Nations General Assembly opened on Tuesday, September 22nd. As part of the General Assembly, His Excellency Mr. Shavkat Mirziyoyev, the President of the Republic of…

July 28, 2020

Ben Batarseh recently completed and defended his M.A. Thesis, Transjordanian State-Building and the Palestinian Problem: How Tribal Values and Symbols Became the Bedrock of Jordanian Nationalism.…

July 15, 2020

Nathan Young recently completed and defended his Dissertation, Modernity’s Other: Nostalgia for Village Life in Turkey (see below for summary).

During his time in the NELC PhD Program,…

July 14, 2020

During this peculiar summer of 2020, Ehsan Estiri finished and defended his Dissertation, Talking Back to America: Discursive Processes in Iranian Angelino Public Events (see below for summary).…

July 7, 2020

Essays on Iranian Modern Fiction by Dr. Mehrak Kamali has recently been published in Persian. The book is a body of writings about contemporary Persian novels and short stories. The essays look at…

March 30, 2020

NELC Professor of Islamic Studies, Dr. Sean Anthony, has had a new book published, Muhammad and the Empires of Faith The Making of the Prophet of Islam (University of California Press, April 2020…

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…