Department of Near Eastern Studies

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Department News

NES Alumnus Shamir Wins 2022 Israel Prize
June 22, 2022

Shimon Shamir, (Ph.D. 1961), professor emeritus of Middle East history at Tel Aviv University, has been awarded the Israel Prize in the field of Middle Eastern Studies for 2022. Shamir, who completed his Ph.D. in Oriental Studies, the precursor of today’s Near Eastern Studies, in 1961 with a dissertation entitled “The ʻAzm Walis of Syria, 1724…

NES Graduate Students, Alumna Awarded Humanities Council 2022 Flash Grants
June 8, 2022

Three NES graduate students and one NES alumna were awarded 2022 Flash Grants by the Humanities Council.

Near Eastern Studies Celebrates Class Day 2022
May 24, 2022

Near Eastern Studies held its first in-person Class Day since 2019 on May 23, 2022. During the celebration, the Department and Program announced departmental honors and presented this year’s prize winners.

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