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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...

Thursday, Apr 12, 2018

Third-year PhD student Kate Pukhovaia has been selected for The Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR)  Mellon Fellowship for Dissertation Research in Original Sources to support original source research for her doctoral dissertation, “State-building in Early Modern Zaydi Yemen (15th – early 17th century).” Among the selection...

Monday, Apr 9, 2018

Katie Tyler, Class of 2018, has been selected to receive a Henry R. Labouisse ‘26 Prize Fellowship. “The fellowship was established in 1984 in honor of Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 by his daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Martin Peretz, and his grandchildren.

Monday, Jan 22, 2018

Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies and the Program in Judaic Studies Eve Krakowski and Jessica Marglin (Ph.D. 2013) won 2017 National Jewish Book Awards.

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