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Event Announcements

Ongoing Events

Lecture by Roger Allen

NELC welcomed Professor Roger Allen (University of Pennsylvania) on Monday February 27, 2017. His lecture, “The Arabic Historical Novel in Morocco (and Elsewhere),” began at 7:00 pm in the Faculty Room in the IMU University Club.
Using well-known proverbs about the process of change and history Professor Allen will examine the recording of historical narratives and their fictional expressions in historical novels. The historical novel in Arabic is considered, with particular emphasis on the uses and abuses of power and the modern tradition of the Moroccan novel.

Check out the flyer here.

Check out the video here.

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Spring 2017 Arabic Literature Workshop Series

Are you interested in classical Arabic literature? Visiting Scholar Dr. Mustafa M. Binmayaba is pleased to offer a series of workshops on Thursdays at Wells Library 157 at 2:00 pm. See this flyer for further information about workshop dates and topics. Dr. Binmayaba is also pleased to be able to offer his assistance to NELC students of all levels in Arabic language and literature.

The workshops, which will be conducted in English, will focus on developing the skills to analyze the language, grammar and structure of the classical Arabic ode as well as the skill of translation. All are welcome.

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Fifteenth Annual Wadie Jwaideh Memorial Lecture

The Fifteenth Annual Wadie Jwaideh Memorial Lecture will be presented by Dr. Malika Zeghal, Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Professor of Contemporary Islamic Thought and Life at Harvard University. The Wadie Jwaideh Memorial Lecture will be held on Thursday, November 11, 2016 in the Federal Room at the Indiana Memorial Union at 7:00pm.

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Arabic Film Series

The Arabic Film Series is offered by the Arabic Language Program at Indiana University Bloomington to expose students to Arabic language. All screenings are free of charge and open to students in the Arabic program. For more information contact the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at

All screenings will take place in WH 003, beginning at 7:30pm.

January 18: Ghadi (Lebanon)

February 1: Androman (Morocco)

February 15: Wadjda (Saudi Arabia)

March 1: In the Battlefields (Lebanon)

March 22: Captain Abu Raed (Jordan)

April 5: Terrorism and Barbeque (Egypt)

April 19: Five Broken Cabinets (Palestine)

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NELC Memorial Lecture Series

Since 2002, the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures has hosted a series of lectures honoring the memories of two of NELC Professors, Wadie Elias Jwaideh and Victor Danner, whose profound impact upon their students continues to touch us today. The lectures have covered a wide variety of topics relating to Near Eastern languages, cultures, religions, and civilizations.

Victor Danner Memorial Lecture
Wadie Jwaideh Memorial Lecture

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