The University of Illinois offers many courses that provide students with the opportunity to study the Middle East and North African regions. Click on the course titles below to download a course syllabi.
Israel and Turkey have very long histories, and in several periods were part of the same empires. The modern incarnations of these countries, both established in the 20th century, have had to deal with creating national identities, and increasingly with different levels of cultural diversity. Cultural diversity in these countries comes from varying perspectives, which include religion, culture, education, and nationality. This course investigates issues revolving around diversity in Turkey and Israel.
The Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (CSAMES) promotes research and scholarship on South Asia and the Middle East. CSAMES works with more than a dozen departments and affiliated faculty of over 70 faculty members, who bring to the Center their expertise and diverse areas of interest. These members actively participate in lectures and events, including the annual Turkish Studies Symposium and the Middle East and Islamic Studies Lecture Series.
The Oriental Institute is a research organization and museum devoted to the study of the ancient Near East. Founded in 1919 by James Henry Breasted, the Institute, a part of the University of Chicago, is an internationally recognized pioneer in the archaeology, philology, and history of early Near Eastern civilizations.
Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts (Bringham Young University)
The Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts is devoted to the recovery, study, preservation, and publication of ancient religious texts. Its primary focus is upon textual research and the development of print and electronic editions and research tools which advance the study of the Bible and its context, early Christianity, and the Christian East.
Munich Digitization Center (MDZ) handles the digitization and online publication of the cultural heritage preserved by the Bavarian State Library and by other institutions. It provides one of the largest and fastest growing digital collections in Germany, now comprising 904,927 titles available online.