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Friday, Feb 15, 2019

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.

Friday, Feb 15, 2019

Three undergraduates with ties to NES have been awarded Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI) summer internships with the federal government.

Friday, Jan 25, 2019

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...

Thursday, Sep 27, 2018

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...

Monday, Sep 17, 2018

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.

Monday, Jun 4, 2018

Near Eastern Studies held its 2018 Class Day Reception in 1915 Hall on June 4. At the reception the Department and Program announced departmental honors and presented this year’s prize winners.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Bernard Lewis, Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus, passed away Saturday, May 19, in Voorhees Township, NJ, at the age of 101. Lewis, who came to Princeton in 1974 with a joint appointment as Cleveland E.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Michael A. Cook, Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies, was named an Honorary Fellow of King’s College, Cambridge University, in a ceremony held on April 27, 2018. King’s College Honorary Fellowships recognize those of high distinction in their chosen fields, and there are no more than 25 fellows at any one time.

Monday, May 7, 2018

The 1st Princeton Undergraduate Near Eastern Studies Conference will be held on May 9, 2018. This student-driven conference will allow students the opportunity to practice communicating their research, to share their work, and to connect with students from other universities and backgrounds.

Friday, Apr 13, 2018

Robert H. Niehaus '77 Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Religion Muhammad Qasim Zaman’s new book, Islam in Pakistan: A History, has been published by Princeton University Press. “Islam in Pakistan is the first comprehensive book to explore Islam's evolution in this region over the past century and a half, from the British...

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