Department of Near Eastern Studies

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Department News

Thursday, Jan 28, 2021
Marina Rustow’s book, The Lost Archive: Traces of a Caliphate in a Cairo Synagogue, was named a finalist for a 2020 National Jewish Book Award in the...
Wednesday, Jan 6, 2021
Professor Bernard Haykel is the recipient of a Henry Luce Foundation grant to study Muslims in India.
Saturday, Dec 19, 2020
Peter F. Kitlas successfully defended his doctoral dissertation at his Final Public Oral Examination held Friday morning, December 18, 2020.

Upcoming Events

Apocalypticism and Imperial Criticism: (Re)reading of Durr-i Meknun (The Hidden Pearl, c. 1460) in the Context of the anti-Ottoman Crusade

Cultural Memories of the Church of Mary in the Valley of Josaphat

Mon, Mar 8, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Location: Zoom

The Dragoman Renaissance: Diplomatic Interpreters and the Routes of Orientalism

Mon, Mar 22, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:20 pm
Location: Zoom

How the West Stole Democracy from the Arabs: The Syrian Congress of 1920 and the Destruction of its Historic Liberal-Islamic Alliance

Politics at the Periphery: Local Governance and Regime Consolidation in Postwar Lebanon

Wed, Mar 31, 2021, 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: Zoom webinar