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
The Genesis of Literature in Islam: From the Aural to the Read
Shawkat M. Toorawa
In this work, Schoeler and Toorawa explain how the change from predominantly oral/aural to increasingly written came about in the transmission of learning and of knowledge in Arabic in the early Islamic period (7th-9th c.).
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 17 Recent Controversies on the Role of Hadith in Islam
- 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)