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Professor Shawkat M. Toorawa joins Yale-NELC.
July 16, 2016
The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Yale University is pleased to announce that as of July 2016 Professor Shawkat M. Toorawa has joined Yale-NELC, and has begun teaching for the fall term...
Photo Essays by Karen Polinger Foster
July 14, 2016
Inspired by her recent journeys, faculty member Karen Polinger Foster has published three photo essays. The first, The Artful Steppe, derives from her May 2014 travels across Central Asia. Through a Persian Looking...
Yale in Egypt
July 14, 2016
Yale in Egypt is dedicated to the study and exploration of the civilizations, languages, and history of the Nile Valley and its desert hinterlands from prehistory to late antiquity. Current expeditions include the...
NELC & Babylonian Collection at the U.N. Global Colloquium of University Presidents on Cultural Heritage & Preservation
May 30, 2016
In April 2016 Yale University hosted the eighth United Nations Global Colloquium of University Presidents focused on cultural heritage and preservation. As part of the activities planned for this event ancient art...
Yale-NELC Cuneiform Commentaries Project received award from the National Endowment for the Humanities
July 19, 2015
In the summer of 2015 the Yale’s Cuneiform Commentaries Project (CCP) directed by Professor Eckart Frahm was awarded a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to prepare the online publication of...