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). Please also feel free to read our departmental Fact Sheet.
The Department will be hosting an event for all of our majors who are graduating this school year (Autumn 2012, Winter 2013, Spring 2013, and Summer 2013) to celebrate your academic achievements. This event is separate from the larger UW Commencement. For mor information, please visit our Convocation page.
This Summer, NELC offers a variety of exciting courses whose topics span various cultures across vast stretches of geographic distances spanning the Middle East and North Africa, into the steppes of Central Asia and Western China. Our program offers courses that last a full Summer term, or just during Summer A-Term or B-Term. For more information on specific courses and the times in which they are offered, please refer to the poster below.
Kudos to former NELC graduate Morgan Cassell who has just received a prestigious Charles B. Rangel International Affairs National Fellowship.
The award supports extraordinary individuals who want to pursue a career in the U.S. Foreign Service. Morgan is currently in Indonesia, teaching English with the Fulbright Program. Morgan will continue to pursue her passion for international clan, race, and gender issues by studying conflict resolution, specifically within the Islamic civilizations, in graduate school this fall. A talented linguist, she is proficient in Arabic, Turkish, and Spanish. In the summer of 2014, Morgan will continue to make us proud in NELC as she will work in a U.S. Embassy to get hands-on experience with U.S. foreign policy and the work of the Foreign Service. Congratulations Morgan!
Iranian Films Highlight
Thanks to a grant from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, a small database of films are available for all University of Washington's faculty and students to watch for free through July 3, 2013 on a secure website (login required). The 32 films include award winning narrative feature films by directors such as Majid Majidi (The Color of Paradise and Baran) and Dariush Mehrjui (Mum’s Guest, Shirak, The Mix, Mr. Gullible, The Lodgers, Sara and The Lady). Each film is introduced by a scholar who places the film within its proper cultural and historical context.
To view the films or see the list of available films, please visit the Asian Pacific Films website. To view the password for the Asian Pacific Films website, please click here. (UW NetID login required.)