Starting in Fall 2019, the Program in Humanistic Studies will offer the first course, HUM 247/NES 247 “Near Eastern Humanities I: From Antiquity to Islam,” of a two-semester sequence. The course, which will be taught by Professor of Classics Johannes Haubold and Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies Daniel J.
Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies and History M’hamed Oualdi has been awarded a European Research Council consolidator grant for 5 years (2019–2023) for his research project about slave testimonies in North Africa during the abolition era (1810s–1920s).
Jim LaRegina and Jennifer Klumpp were recognized March 21 for 10 years of service to the university. LaRegina, who joined Near Eastern Studies in 2008, is the Graduate and Undergraduate Administrator in NES.
Thanks to a number of generous grants from the David A.
The Department of Near Eastern Studies of Princeton University is pleased to announce the second annual Princeton Undergraduate Near Eastern Studies Conference, to be held May 3–4, 2019, in Princeton, NJ.
Sydney Jordan, a Philosophy concentrator who is pursuing a certificate in Arabic Language and Culture, has been named a co-winner of the University’s 2019 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.
Three undergraduates with ties to NES have been awarded Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI) summer internships with the federal government.
Norman Itzkowitz, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, passed away on January 20, 2019, at the age of 87. Itzkowitz was born in 1931 on the Lower East Side of New York. He attended Stuyvesant High School and the City College of New York, graduating in 1953 with a major in history—winning the Cromwell Medal in History—and varsity letters in...
Eve Krakowski, assistant professor of Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Judaic Studies, received an Honorable Mention in the Historical Studies category of the 2018 Excellence in the Study of Religion book awards given by the American Academy of Religion for her Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Female Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary...
Associate Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies Max Weiss and poet and journalist Dunya Mikhail’s translation of Mikhail’s The Beekeeper: Rescuing the Stolen Women of Iraq has been named to the 2018 National Book Awards longlist in the category of Translated Literature.