Islamic Tiles by Effervescing Elephant
Man praying at the Western wall in a traditional Tallit or Prayer Shawl by Beggs

About the Department

The Department of Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures (JINELC) is devoted to the study of Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern languages and literatures; the history and cultures of the Near East; and the Jewish and Islamic civilizations, both individually and comparatively. Its integrated curriculum offers a focal point for crosscultural academic exchange that highlights the shared experiences and mutual influences of the two civilizations while paying close attention to the historical context of social change and cultural production. The members of the faculty conduct their research and teaching through a wide array of methodologies and disciplinary approaches and offer courses in language, literature, history, religion, politics, and culture.

Upcoming Events

March 26, 2018 - 6:00pm

Middle East-North Africa/JINELC Film Series

Hassan and Marcus ~ The Band's Visit ~ Bajrangi Bhaijaan
Hillman Hall, Room 60

The Middle East - North Africa/JINELC Film Series, sponsored by the Department of Jewish, Islamic and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, will be showing 3 films on February 19, March 26, and April 16.