Upcoming Events

February 9, 2018
12:00pm A Hebrew Table with Sayed Kashua
10:00am A Hebrew-Arabic Conversation with Sayed Kashua
February 8, 2018
6:30pm A Screening and Conversation with Sayed Kashua, Israeli-Palestinian Author
November 14, 2017
4:30pm The World's First Intelligence Service: A Reconstruction of Neo-Assyrian Methods of Collecting and Processing Information
November 2, 2017
4:45pm Film screening: The Mute's House and Anna
October 30, 2017
5:00pm All the Rivers: Love across Borders (or, Why Israel Banned my Book?)
October 27, 2017
4:30pm The First Sealand Dynasty in Contemporary and Later Perception
4:00pm Dreams and Ottoman Lives: a Sixteenth Centruy Biographer's Perspective
October 13, 2017
5:30pm Persian Calligraphy Workshop
October 7, 2017
1:00pm William Kelly Simpson Memorial Colloquium
September 27, 2017
9:00am Female Calligraphers in Islamic Art
9:00am Female Calligraphers in Islamic Art
September 26, 2017
4:00pm Female Calligraphers in Islamic Art
4:00pm Female Calligraphers in Islamic Art
September 22, 2017
12:00pm Babylonian Medicine in Focus: Some Aspects of Current Research on Medical Cuneiform Text
September 12, 2017
9:30pm Family Archives at Kültepe in the Old Assyrian Period (c. 1970-1715BCE)
May 2, 2017
12:00pm Photos from Iraq
April 29, 2017
5:00pm Six seasons of excation at the Wadi al-Jarf, Egypt, the harbor of King Khufu on the Red Sea Coast (ca. 2600-2550 BC)
April 25, 2017
5:00pm Demotic & Papyrology at Yale: An Egyptian Family Battling over Inheritance in Greek Courts
April 21, 2017
9:00am Between Heaven and Earth. Divination, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Ancient World
April 20, 2017
1:30pm Between Heaven and Earth. Divination, Prophecy, and Oracles in the Ancient World
April 13, 2017
4:30pm Assyriological Seminar: The First Sealand Dynasty in Contemporary and Later Perception
April 12, 2017
5:30pm Rosenthal Seminar: Cuneiform Writing and Control in the Exilic Community of Yahudu
April 11, 2017
5:30pm Persian Circle: “Through a Persian Looking-Glass”
3:30pm Rosenthal lecture: Keeping track of what happened? A new look at the Babylonian chronicles.
April 10, 2017
5:00pm Arabic Language Evening: Music, Singing, and Food
3:00pm POSTPONED: NELC Undergraduate Colloquium
April 8, 2017
6:00pm Persian New Year, Nowruz
April 7, 2017
4:30pm The Origins of Two Provincial capitals of Upper Egypt
2:30pm Turkish & Greek Afternoon & Pastries
April 6, 2017
6:00pm The Kind Words, Film Screening, CMES Cinema
4:00pm Demotic & Papyrology at Yale: Dioscorus of Aphrodite
April 5, 2017
4:00pm Dreams and Ottoman Lives
March 29, 2017
12:00pm "New Cities in Egypt from the Old Kingdom to the Ptolemies"
March 27, 2017
4:30pm Times of Change: A biocultural approach to life in Upper Nubia between 1300 and 800 BC
March 8, 2017
4:00pm NELC Roundtable: The Ka'b al-Ahbar Legends among Muslims, Christians, and Jews
March 7, 2017
5:00pm Demotic & Papyrology at Yale: Gymnastics of the (Egyptian) Mind
March 3, 2017
9:00am Magic and the Occult in Islam & Beyond
March 2, 2017
10:00am Magic and the Occult in Islam & Beyond
February 22, 2017
4:30pm Commenting on Avicenna's (d. 1037) Pointers and Reminders: the legacy of Fakhr al-Din al-Razi (d. 1210).
February 21, 2017
4:00pm Assyriological Seminar: Gulkishar: Greatest of Men
February 16, 2017
6:30pm Film screening: Habibi a film by Susan Youssef
February 15, 2017
6:30pm Persian Circle: Persian as the Vehicle for Transmission of Knowledge during the First Centuries of Islam
February 14, 2017
4:00pm The Biggest Megadrought: The mid-Holocene (re)emergence of the Sahara Desert and its climatic and cultural impacts
January 26, 2017
4:00pm Discover Our World - Cultural Enrichment for Children
January 24, 2017
4:00pm Discover Our World - Cultural Enrichment for Children
December 12, 2016
4:00pm The Awkward Scribe: Errors, Mistakes, and Evidence for a Counting Device
December 8, 2016
6:00pm Egyptology Movie Night - Gods of Egypt
December 1, 2016
6:30pm Persian Circle at Yale - Lecture by Professor Abbas Amanat
November 28, 2016
5:00pm Moral Instruction & Narrative Strategies in Arabic Mirrors for Princes
November 12, 2016
4:00pm Cultural Heritage and Terrorism
November 4, 2016
4:00pm Edward Salisbury and the Ancient Near East
October 27, 2016
4:00pm The Catalogue of Ibn al-Nadim: Knowledge and the World Viewed from 10th-Century Baghdad
October 17, 2016
4:00pm The New Persian Language of the Arab Colonists in Colonial Islamic Khurasan
October 10, 2016
5:00pm Animal Classification in Ancient Near Eastern Scripts: Between Hieroglyphs and Cuneiform
October 5, 2016
5:00pm The Egyptian Colony in Avaris During the Hyskos Period
September 30, 2016
3:00pm Be My Baby in Babylonia: Two Incantations in the Schoyen Collection
September 29, 2016
3:45pm Arabic and Sanscrit Studies Today: State of The Field
September 28, 2016
4:30pm Dead Dogs and the Lord of the Universe: Babylonians Write to the Assyrian King
September 24, 2016
10:00am Ritual Landscape and Performance Conference
September 23, 2016
9:00am Ritual Landscape and Performance Conference
April 27, 2016
5:30pm The Story of Studying Hebrew in Medieval and Renaissance England
April 22, 2016
12:00pm Reconstructing the Urban Area of Ancient Arbil (Iraq): The Archeological Dimension
April 8, 2016
4:30pm The Hanging Garden of Babylon: The Solution to an Old Problem
April 1, 2016
3:30pm Spring Reception - Ulla Kasten, Over Four Decades at Yale's Babylonian Collection
March 3, 2016
4:30pm NELC Rountable with Mary Frazer and Shana Zaia
February 25, 2016
4:30pm Color in the Glass Texts from Ancient Mesopotamia
February 12, 2016
3:00pm Remembering Etem Erol - Memorial
February 10, 2016
5:00pm Israeli Hebrew: An Ongoing Language Revolution
December 18, 2015
3:00pm A Celebration of Messiness: The Potential and Practice of (Egyptian) Archeology in the 21st century.
December 17, 2015
4:00pm Remarks on the Emergence of Marahga Avicennism
December 3, 2015
4:00pm Minding and Mending al-Mutanabbi
November 13, 2015
3:00pm Cats and Crocodiles and Canids, Oh My: Animal Cults in Ancient Egypt
September 21, 2015
4:30pm A New Letter from Emar Concerning the River Ordeal
May 3, 2014
(All day) Al-Raqqa – The City of Harun al-Rashid from a late Antique Provincial Town to an Abbasid Metropolitan Agglomeration
April 25, 2014
(All day) Rosenthal Conference: Graeco-Arabica Present State and Future Prospects of an Emerging Field
April 24, 2014
(All day) The Speaking Wolf and the Mistaken Orientalist: The Re-Evaluation of an Early Hadith
April 23, 2014
(All day) A Reading of His Poetry
April 14, 2014
(All day) Self and Space Symposium
March 26, 2014
(All day) Revisiting the Inscriptions from Sultaniyya
March 4, 2014
(All day) When the Later Gives Birth to the Former: Word-Meaning Relation between al-Jurj_n_ and Saussure
February 18, 2014
(All day) Astral Magic in a Perso-Arabic Text from India: The Jawāhir al-khams of Muhammad Ghawth Ghawth Gwaliyarī
February 11, 2014
(All day) Cuneiform Scholars and Their Gods
January 27, 2014
(All day) Recent Excavations at Nineveh
January 23, 2014
(All day) Between Textual Criticism and Historiography: Narrative of the Fall of Baghdad to the Mongols
November 13, 2013
(All day) Lettrism as a New Metaphysics: Ibn Turka's Book of Inquiries
November 4, 2013
(All day) Charting the Hellenization of a Literary Culture: The Case of Syriac
October 30, 2013
(All day) Fact and Fiction in Classical Arabic Prose: Problems and New Approaches
October 15, 2013
(All day) _Ib_d in the Qur__n and Early Arabic Poetry: Semantic Observations
October 4, 2013
(All day) Dal__il al-Nub_wa _ Proofs of Prophecy in Early _ad_th Literature
(All day) Miracles of Prophecy: Folk Tales vs. Prophetic Tradition
April 25, 2013
(All day) Numina victa: Preliminary Remarks on the "Naturalization" of Foreign Gods in the Neo-Assyrian Empire
April 24, 2013
(All day) The Graeco-Arabic Tradition of Metaph. Alpha Minor. Blueprint for a New Critical Edition of Aristotle's Metaphysics
April 18, 2013
(All day) The Arabic-Latin Translation of Aristotle's Metaphysics, Book Alpha Minor
April 12, 2013
(All day) Ibn Barraj_n and the Indigenous Mystico-Philosophical Tradition of al-Andalus
April 4, 2013
(All day) Divine Wonders and Royal Endeavors: Terminology and Functions of Royal Oracles During the New Kingdom
(All day) Name Word Play and Marduk's 50 Names in Enuma Elish
March 27, 2013
(All day) If it Walks Like a Genre, Quacks Like a Genre, and Swims Like a Genre: Some observations about large-scale compilation under the Mamluks
(All day) The Aesthetics of Accumulation in Mamluk Literature
February 28, 2013
(All day) The Ilkhan-Mamluk Cold War of the Thirteenth Century
(All day) The Scholar and the Storyteller_Sources for Miracles in the Biography of the Prophet
February 27, 2013
(All day) The Unnamed Agents of the Arabic Book Revolution
February 20, 2013
(All day) Alexander in the South Arabian Historiography
January 30, 2013
(All day) Jabra Ibrahim Jabra's Translation of William Faulkner_s The Sound and the Fury
January 2, 2013
(All day) Tutankhamun's Last Mysteries
November 4, 2012
(All day) The Suppressions of al-Nahda: A 19th-century scholar edits out an 18th-century barber
November 1, 2012
(All day) Variants of a _Fixed Text_: The Life of the Koran in the Context of Early Arabic Poetry
August 2, 2012
(All day) A Reading from his latest novel in process
April 26, 2012
(All day) Who Wrote Aristotle's Metaphysics? Voices from the Ancient Debate
April 23, 2012
(All day) Textile Production in the Aegean Bronze Age: Texts, Tools, Terminology, and Time
March 29, 2012
(All day) Dal?'il al-Nub?wa - The Signs of Prophecy in the Islamic Tradition
March 21, 2012
(All day) The Orient of the Occident of the Orient: 101 Nights and a newly discovered Andalusian manuscript
February 16, 2012
(All day) Narratives of the fall of Baghdad in 1258 C.E.
(All day) Narratives of the fall of Baghdad in 1258 C.E.
(All day) The Flowering of Adab in 'Abassid Culture'
January 27, 2012
(All day) It is All About Time: Time and Logistics in War and in Peace
November 30, 2011
(All day) Voices of Female Jurists in Iran: A discourse on women’s rights and gender roles
October 31, 2011
(All day) Two Documents on al-Kashshaf: A Preliminary History of al-Hashiyah
September 16, 2011
(All day) Yale Egyptological Institute in Egypt, Department of Near Eastern Languages "I Entered into the Ferry of the Snake"
September 11, 2011
(All day) A Lost Maq_ma of Bad__ al-Zam_n al-Hamad_n_?
September 10, 2011
(All day) Utility vs. Authenticity in the Sunni _ad_th Canon
July 12, 2011
(All day) Late Antique Iran and the Arabs: The case of al-H ra
June 10, 2011
(All day) In the Studio of the _Nights_: Notes on the Compilation of the Thousand and One Nights
May 12, 2011
(All day) Al-Hu_r_ and his Approach to the Concept of Literary Culture (adab)
April 16, 2011
(All day) The Future of the Global Past II: Art and Antiquities in Times of War and Shock
April 14, 2011
(All day) Words on Bronze, Stone, and Clay: Memory and Oblivion in the Ancient Near East
March 23, 2010
(All day) Memory and Literacy: The Oral and the Written Word in Early Islam (2nd/8th century)
March 17, 2010
(All day) Memory and Literacy: The Oral and the Written Word in Early Islam (2nd/8th century)
February 17, 2010
(All day) The Ancient Background of Graeco-Arabic Medical Texts on Sexual Hygiene
January 27, 2010
(All day) Ecstatic Poets, Sufi Scholars, and the Development of the Sufi Fatw in Late Medieval Egypt
November 14, 2009
(All day) Centennial of the Yale Babylonian Collection
April 11, 2009
(All day) Allal al-F s and the Usage of Maq sid al-Shari`a
March 26, 2009
(All day) Look Steadfastly Upon Me: The Gaze of the Gods of Mesopotamian Literature
February 12, 2009
(All day) In the Wake of the Burda Ode: The Blurring of Image Boundaries between Madih and Ghazal in Moroccan Andalusian Music
February 4, 2009
(All day) Sexual Hygiene in Graeco-Arabic Medicine and its Relationship with Arabic Erotic Literature
December 11, 2008
(All day) Libertinism (Muj n) in the Society of the Abbasid Era
December 2, 2008
(All day) Iraq Beyond the Headlines IV
November 20, 2008
(All day) Stanford Demotic Papyrus 17: A Mathematical Problem
(All day) Stanford Demotic Papyrus 26: A Necropolis Tax Receipt
October 4, 2008
(All day) A New Explanation Concerning the Form and Function of Meroitic Offering Tables
(All day) Language and Genre in Nubian Rock Inscriptions from the Middle Kingdom
September 17, 2008
(All day) Male Fears and Fantasies: Women in the Arabic Popular Epic
September 10, 2008
(All day) The Cognitive Conception of Boat Types in Ancient Egypt: A Culturally Based Typography
July 11, 2008
(All day) Scholarship on the Qumran Cemetery: Sexing the skeletons after 50 years
April 15, 2008
(All day) Eminent Abbasids: Abu Nuwas, the Justified Sinner
(All day) The Composition, Collection and Transmission of Arabic Literary Prose: The letters of Abu Ishaq al-Sabi (d. 384/994)
April 12, 2008
(All day) Between Grammar and Logic: Philosophy of Language in Early Arabic Culture (800-1000 CE)
March 4, 2008
(All day) Egyptian Deities in Nubia at the Termini of the Desert Routes
(All day) Gold Mining in Nubia: Middle Kingdom Mining Policy and Practice
February 27, 2008
(All day) The Zall qa Victory Qas da: Ibn Hamd s between Myth and History
February 21, 2008
(All day) You Will Find Me There: An Introduction to the Gospel of Thomas (Nag Hammadi Codex II.2)
February 12, 2008
(All day) Moroccan Fiction in Arabic and History
January 24, 2008
(All day) Shakin' it Up: Minoan Reinterpretation of Egyptian Sistrum Use of Crete
January 23, 2008
(All day) Reading Psalms in the Qur'an - Two Canons in Contact: Qur' n S ra 55 and Psalm 136
December 4, 2007
(All day) The Narmer Macehead and the Ritual Running
(All day) Boat Petroglyphs from the Western Thebaid
(All day) Domitian and the Contra-Temple of Karnak
November 10, 2007
(All day) A Review of Scientific Articles on Cattle Domestication in Africa and the Near East
October 10, 2007
(All day) The prefaces of Ab Mans r al-Tha` lib
July 3, 2007
(All day) A Philosopher_s Syntax: F r b _s Syntax of Formal Argumentation
June 12, 2007
(All day) Apophatic Strategies in Allogenes
May 12, 2007
(All day) The Figure in the Carpet: Artifice and Identity in the Letters of al-S hib b. `Abb d (d. 385/995)
April 27, 2007
(All day) The Structure and Social Context of Israelite and Mesopotamian Law Codes
April 14, 2007
(All day) The Future of the Global Past: An International Symposium on Cultural Property, Antiquities Issues, and Archaeological Ethics
March 28, 2007
(All day) Fathers and Sons in the Arab Hamlet Tradition
January 24, 2007
(All day) Knowledge from on High (`Ilm Ladun ): in Ghaz l and Pseudo-Ghaz l
January 11, 2007
(All day) Harpocrates on Rheneia: Egyptian Terracotta Figurines from the Necropolis of Hellenistic Delos
November 29, 2006
(All day) Al-Sh fi` , al- J hiz, and later Us l al-fiqh: The Case of the Term Bay n
November 14, 2006
(All day) An Explanation of New Kingdom Ritual Watercraft: Embodied Mimesis
October 31, 2006
(All day) Horus, son of Theos = Apollonios, son of Theon?
October 18, 2006
(All day) Love in the Time of Pilgrimage Or: A Lost Maq ma of Ibn Durayd?
May 12, 2006
(All day) Rethinking "Religion" in Mesopotamia
November 30, 2005
(All day) Law l ka m himtu wajd : Linguistic Registers and Poetic Usage in the Moroccan Andalusian Music
November 17, 2005
(All day) Qadi Iyad and the First Berber Islamic State
October 27, 2005
(All day) Arabic Sources in the Moreh Zedek / Mostrador de Justicia of Abner of Burgos / Alfonso de Valladolid
October 19, 2005
(All day) The Power of Music: Arabic Texts on Musical Theory and Therapy in Early Islam
October 13, 2005
(All day) Does the World Exist, according to al-Ghazali?
September 29, 2005
(All day) Asking Historical Questions in Literary Terms: the Problem of Genre in the Study of Ancient Apocalypses
August 12, 2005
(All day) Mimes, Drummers and Champions: The Emhab Stela and New Perspectives on the Hyksos Period in Egypt
May 5, 2005
(All day) The Egyptian Novel of the 1900s: Urban and Literary Form
April 27, 2005
(All day) Multi-Causality in History according to Averroes
April 21, 2005
(All day) Act & Consequences in Egyptian Instructions
April 13, 2005
(All day) Ottoman Philosophical Thought and the Tahafut Commentaries
March 30, 2005
(All day) Ancient Sciences and Their Contexts in Islamic Societies before 1800
March 11, 2005
(All day) From City-State to Nation-State; King Lists and Royal Ideology in the Old Babylonian Period
February 3, 2005
(All day) Ibn Khaldun_s Approximation of Historical Linguistics
January 12, 2005
(All day) Ancient Egyptian influences in the "Metaphysics" of Abu Jalambo
November 17, 2004
(All day) Theory and Practice in Islamic law: How Juridical Decisions Relate to Legal Principles according to Five Works from the 11th to the 16th Century
October 20, 2004
(All day) Translation as a Deglobalization Process
October 19, 2004
(All day) Iraq Beyond the Headlines III
September 29, 2004
(All day) Rhetorical Values in Buyid Persia according to Badi al-Zaman al-Hamadhani
June 10, 2004
(All day) Emending Ibn al-Nadim's Fihrist
April 11, 2004
(All day) Praise to you, Re, high and mighty! The Liturgical Uses of the Litany of Re in the Late Period
February 18, 2004
(All day) Celestial Orders: Islamic Texts on Astrology
February 12, 2004
(All day) Amun Within His Iris: Expressing the Ineffable in Later Period Egypt
November 19, 2003
(All day) Urban Civilization: A State Phenomenon
November 13, 2003
(All day) Thutmosis, Caligula, and Beyond: Ancient Egyptian Mysteries and Initiations
October 29, 2003
(All day) The State, Part I
October 28, 2003
(All day) Iraq Beyond the Headlines II
October 23, 2003
(All day) To the Far Corner of Heaven: Milddle Kingdom Stelae from a Nubian Quarry