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Wednesday, Feb 27, 2013

David Selim Sayers, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, has published a book, Tıflî Hikâyeleri, with Bilgi University Press.

Tuesday, Feb 12, 2013

In connection with the 400th anniversary of the establishment of the Leiden chair of Arabic in1613, Leiden University awarded honorary doctorates to Michael A. Cook, Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies, and Patricia Crone, Lecturer (with the rank of Professor) in Near Eastern Studies and...

Friday, Feb 1, 2013

Lecturer in Arabic Nizar F. Hermes' new book, The [European] Other in Medieval Arabic Literature and Culture: Ninth-Twelfth Century AD, has been published by Palgrave Macmillan. This engaging study of “non-religious Arabic prose and poetic texts ...

Friday, Feb 1, 2013

Zoe Bedell (Politics ’07, Certificate in Near Eastern Studies), who served four years in the Marines and spent two tours of duty in Afghanistan, has joined a lawsuit challenging the sweeping restriction against women serving in combat roles in the US armed forces.

Thursday, Jan 24, 2013

The January 24, 2013, issue of the London Review of Books features an article, “A Fistful of Tomans,” by Kevan Harris, a postdoctoral research associate in NES.

Friday, Nov 30, 2012

Robert H. Niehaus '77 Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Religion Muhammad Qasim Zaman’s new book, Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Age: Religious Authority and Internal Criticism, has been published by Cambridge University Press.

Monday, Nov 26, 2012

This year Near Eastern Studies is hosting two Fulbright Visiting Fellows, Farda Asadov and Zafar Najmiddinov.

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012

Katherine Costello '12, a Near Eastern Studies concentrator,  was awarded The James W. Redhouse Student Prizes for Best Progress in the Turkish Language.

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012

Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani ’74 and Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani ’80 gave Princeton University a $10 million gift to establish the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies in order “to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to understanding Iran and the Persian Gulf, with...

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012

Lecturer in Turkish Erika Gilson received the Jere L. Bacharach Service Award at the 2012 MESA Annual Meeting held in Denver, CO. The Award “recognizes the contributions of individuals through their outstanding service to MESA or the profession. Service is defined broadly to include work in diverse areas, including but not...

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