Near Eastern Studies at Cornell
The Department of Near Eastern Studies serves as the central hub of teaching and research on the Near East/Middle East for Cornell University. We offer courses on a wide array of subjects
important for understanding the full sweep of Near Eastern
civilizations--including languages, literature, history, linguistics,
archaeology, and religion. Read More
Josiah's Reform and the Dynamics of Defilement
Lauren A. S. Monroe
Josiah, who systematically destroyed the cult places and installations where his own people worshipped in order to purify Israelite religion and consolidate religious authority in the hands of the Jerusalem temple priests. This violent assertion of Israelite identity is portrayed as a pivotal moment in the development of monotheistic Judaism.
Given the interdisciplinary nature of Near Eastern Studies at Cornell, the department maintains close ties to a number of affiliated programs, institutes, and collections. See the Full List
Check out the opportunities for students to receive funding for conducting research in the Middle East. click here
- Apr 25 Islam and Democracy: Destined to Collide?
- Apr 29 The Ambiguity of Virtue: Gertrude van Tijn and the Fate of the Dutch Jews during World War II
Where is the Near East?
Intensive Summer Arabic Program
A unique summer program that integrates spoken Arabic with Modern Standard Arabic (MSA) in a way that reflects the use of the language by native speakers. (Not available for Summer 2014)