• NELC is now MELC

    The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization has a new name: Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures.

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  • Welcome to MELC

    As many nations in the Middle East play pivotal roles on the world stage, the need for knowledge of their languages and cultures is increasingly clear.

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  • Upcoming Courses

    Our courses cover a wide range of topics in Near Eastern studies, from Arabic and Hebrew, to Ancient Civilizations and Cultures.

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  • The Baki Project

    A unique Digital Humanities collaboration, engaging a growing team of students and international scholars in identifying and transcribing the scattered manuscripts of the famous Ottoman poet, Baki.

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  • Our Faculty

    MELC's faculty are dedicated to excellence and achievement in their field.

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