Thursday, Jun 4, 2020

Near Eastern Studies held its first virtual Class Day on June 1, 2020. During the celebration the Department and Program announced departmental honors and presented this year’s prize winners. Following opening remarks by NES Chair M.

Friday, May 1, 2020

Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Robert H Niehaus ’77 Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Religion and chair of the Department of Near Eastern Studies, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts

Tuesday, Apr 28, 2020

The Princeton University Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Patricia Blessing-Yaycioglu, a specialist in Islamic art and Archaeology, as an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology, effective this summer. Blessing-Yaycioglu received her Ph.D.

Friday, Apr 24, 2020

Assistant Professor Lara Harb's new book, Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature, has been published by Cambridge University Press. Arabic Poetics offers an answer to what the question "What makes language beautiful?" looked like at th

Tuesday, Apr 21, 2020

Leor Halevi, who earned his Princeton B.A. in Near Eastern Studies, has won a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship for a book project exploring “how Saudi originalists known as Salafists formulated an ethic in response to globalization.” Halevi, who received his Ph.D.

Friday, Apr 17, 2020

Near Eastern Studies is not a field that one normally associates with medicine, infectious diseases, or public health, but if you are looking for some Middle East-related reading to pass the time during this Covid-19 stay-at-home period, check out the following NES dissertations.

Friday, Apr 10, 2020

Leon Carl Brown, Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs, Emeritus, and Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus, passed away on April 8, 2020, at the age of 91, just two weeks before his 92nd birthday.

Monday, Apr 6, 2020

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Wednesday, Mar 25, 2020

If you would like to declare Near Eastern Studies as your major, please click on the following link to learn how to do so,, and welcome to NES!

Thursday, Mar 19, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 public health emergency situation, the Third Annual Princeton Undergraduate Near Eastern Studies Conference will not be held as scheduled on May 7-8, 2020. Instead, the conference has been postponed to fall 2020. Another update about the status of the conference will be issued at nes....


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