Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies Michael A. Cook was awarded an honorary Doctorate in Literature (DLitt) by the University of St Andrews in a ceremony held this morning, June 27, 2019. The citation read in part, “Michael’s contribution to the entire field, from Islam’s genesis to the present, displays a mastery of...
Near Eastern Studies held its 2019 Class Day reception in Studio 34, Butler College, on June 3. At the reception the Department and Program announced departmental honors and presented this year’s prize winners. Following opening comments by NES Chair M.
Near Eastern Studies concentrator Noah Hastings ’19 has been elected to the Phi Beta Kappa Society, the oldest of all national honorary scholastic societies. “Election to this chapter is based on scholastic standing and is open to candidates for the A.B. and B.S.E. degrees in their senior year.
Princeton University’s Board of Trustees has approved the promotion of Assistant Professor M’hamed Oualdi to Associate Professor with tenure, effective July 1, 2019.
NES PhD student Wasim Shiliwala is one of just seven graduate students who have been awarded a 2019 Teaching Award by the Graduate School in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers. The Quin Morton ’36 Teaching Fellow in the Princeton University Writing Program, Shiliwala taught a writing seminar, “iPray,” that examines the...
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.