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Event Announcements

Ongoing Events

Presentation and Workshop by Dr. Muhammad Habib

Friday, February 6, 2015

Want to try your hand at calligraphy? The Department of NELC is excited to offer a presentation by Dr. Muhammad Habib from California State University on Arabic calligraphy! The interactive presentation and workshop will take place on Friday, February 6, 2015, from 10:00am -- 12:30pm, in Cedar Hall C 114 (Union Street Center). We hope to see you there!

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Lecture with Dr. John Eisele

Indiana University
Thursday and Friday, March 26 and 27, 2015
Free and open to the public

Check back with us as we post more information about this exciting lecture given by Dr. John Eisele, Associate Professor from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, VA!

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Arabic Talent Show

Please join us on April 9, 2015, at 6:00 pm in Ballantine Hall 109, as we welcome NELC staff and students to show off their talents. Music, poetry, and dance will all be featured. Join us for a night full of fun!

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Thirteenth Annual Victor Danner Memorial Lecture

The thirteenth annual Victor Danner Memorial Lecture will be presented by Dr. Yahya Michot, Professor of Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations. He is also the current editor of the journal “The Muslim World” edited by the Seminary. Professor Michot will speak on “Mamluks, Qalandars, Rafidis, and the ‘Other’ Ibn Taymiyya” on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 in the President’s Room in the University Club at the Indiana Memorial Union at 7:00pm. A light reception will follow the lecture. Open to the public.

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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 the public. For more information contact the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at

All screenings will take place in Myers Hall 130, beginning at 7:30pm.

January 21: "Caramel" (Lebanon), 2007

February 4: "Satin Rouge" (Tunisia), 2002

February 18: "Le Grand Voyage" (Morocco), 2004

March 4: "Alexandria . . . Why?" (Egypt), 1979

March 25: "City of Life" (UAE), 2009

April 8: "West Beirut" (Lebanon), 1998

April 22: "L'Enfant Endormi (The Sleeping Child)" (Morocco), 2004

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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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