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Department News

Palombo *2020 to Teach History of Early Islam at Chicago
Aug. 12, 2022

Cecilia Palombo, who earned her Ph.D. in Near Eastern Studies in 2020, has been hired to teach the History of Early Islam until 1250 in Chicago’s Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Palombo, whose advisor was Michael Cook, wrote her dissertation on “The Christian Clergy’s Islamic Local Government in Late Marwanid and Abbasid…

New Publication by Patricia Blessing
Aug. 5, 2022

Patricia Blessing's new book, Architecture and Material Politics in the Fifteenth-century Ottoman Empire, has been published by Cambridge University Press as an e-book.

New Publication by Hossein Modarressi
Aug. 3, 2022

Bayard Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies Hossein Modarressi’s latest book, Text and Interpretation: Imam Jaʿfar al-Ṣādiq and His Legacy in Islamic Law, has been published by Harvard University Press.

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