Welcome to Near Eastern Languages and Civilization
The Chair of NELC is Scott Noegel. Please click on the welcome message to learn more about the vitality and vision of NELC at the University of Washington (Seattle).
Professor Ilse Cirtautas has been honored recently by the Library of the Academy of Sciences in Tashkent, Uzbekistan for her lifelong dedication to the study of the county and its people. They have named both a library and a study center in her name. Professor Cirtautas has been engaged in assisting scholars, poets, and writers in Tashkent since she first traveled there in 1972. During this time, she also helped to establish the Tashkent-Seattle Sister City relationship. We congratulate Professor Cirtautas on this remarkable achievement.