Near Eastern Studies
We offer undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to study the languages, literatures, cultures, religions and history of regions from ancient Sumer to the modern Middle East. We also help to educate students and the wider academic community about cross-cultural, trans-historical and inter-religious issues related to the region.
This semester’s work also featured an end-of-semester mini-field course for local children and youth presented by two Cornell students.Read More
The study compiled decades of high-resolution satellite imagery from the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan.Read More
“These efforts recognize the critical questions Jewishness raises and its place as part of a shared heritage.”Read More
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Explore the diversity of the Middle East in a class like "Wondrous Literatures of the Near East" (NES 2754) or "Islam and Gender" (NES 2270).
We offer classes on a wide range of topics, regions, and time periods of the Middle East.
Study a Near Eastern language
See all of the Middle Eastern languages taught in the department.
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Foster Child: A Midcentury Jewish American Boyhood
Edited by: Ross Brann
Occasional Publications of the Program of Jewish Studies and the Department of Near Eastern Studies #7, 2022