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Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies

The Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies (CNES) offers students the chance both to major and to minor in the languages, literatures, and cultures of the Arabic speaking and ancient Mediterranean (Greek, Roman, etc.) worlds. These traditions and civilizations are living realities; they have shaped, and continue to shape, our world today. Read More.

Arabic Table  الطّاولة العربيّة

The Arabic Table is an engaging way to practice your language skills and meet other students of Arabic at Binghamton University in an informal setting. Led by our Fulbright Language Teaching Assistant, Mr. Elsayed Elsisi, the Arabic Table provides an opportunity to activate vocabulary learned in the classroom and speak about daily life and current events. Sweets and refreshments are occasionally served.


Mondays, 3:30 – 4:30 pm: for students in ARAB 101

Mondays, 4:45 – 5:45 pm: for students in all other levels of Arabic

LN (Library North) 2447 (on the second floor) [NEW LOCATION]

Emily Banach '19 shares a report about her study abroad experience in Rome during the summer 2018. 

Emily received a Levin Grant to attend Professor Hilary Becker's Ancient Italy in Context course. Read about her experience here!

The Ancient World in Philadelphia, 2018

On April 28th, a bus full of students, staff, alumni, and friends, set out to see the galleries of the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. Thanks to the Department of Classical and Near Eastern Studies and the Department of Judaic Studies for supporting the trip. Check out photos here.

CNES and the Power of SUNY:

Read how Classical and Near Eastern Studies at Binghamton University responds to the marketplace while remaining grounded in the traditions of its constituent disciplines.

Levin Grant Celebration: Food, Students' Stories, Funded Study at Home and Abroad!

Join us for an information session November 5th. Learn about the Levin Educational Enrichment grant, and hear about the recent adventures in Athens and Rome from two Levin grant recipients. Hear about potential Classics opportunities overseas and closer to home and other fellowship opportunities.

Where: LN106 at 5:15 p.m. (First floor, just to left of elevators near Jazzman's.)

Pizza and vegan food will be provided.

Todd Lawson discussed the Koran at Binghamton  Todd Lawson Sept. 2018

Todd Lawson, Professor Emeritus of Islamic Thought at the University of Toronto, gave a lecture entitled, "Quran, Epic and Apocalypse" on September 27, 2018. A student-written article on this lecture will be posted here soon!

Latin tutoring

Meet with Dana or Emily for help on Wednesdays from 9:30 a.m. -11:30 a.m. and on Fridays from 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. in LT-507.

Binghamton Major Minute: Arabic Major

Hear from Abdukhalil E. Khalil (2018), a double major in Arabic studies and mechanical engineering, who explains his reason for majoring in Arabic studies. 

Last Updated: 12/18/18