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Monday, Jun 4, 2012

NES held its 2012 Class Day Reception on June 4 in 1915 Hall at 3 p.m. At the reception, the Department and Program presented this year’s prize winners and announced departmental honors.

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012

Brittney Scott, who graduated in 2011 with a BA in Near Eastern Studies, is teaching 6th-grade math in Colorado Springs through the Teach for America Program. She is also utilizing her NES degree in running a “School-2-School” program with the Queen Noor School in Amman Jordan. Here is her inspiring account of the program and its effect on her...

Friday, Mar 30, 2012

The Manuscripts Division of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collection has announced completion of the digitization of the Peck Shahnamah which is now available online. Below is a link to the announcement with further links to the digitized images of the complete text and its miniatures.

Tuesday, Feb 21, 2012

Luke Yarbrough, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Near Eastern Studies, was awarded a post-doctoral fellowship at the Herbert D. Katz Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, for the 2012 fall term. The 2012–13 theme for the interdisciplinary program is “Institutionalization, Innovation, and Conflict in 13th-Century...

Thursday, Feb 9, 2012

Benjamin Buchholz, an MA student in the Program in Near Eastern Studies, has published his first novel, One Hundred and One Nights, with Back Bay Books, a trade paper imprint of Little, Brown and Company, a member of the Hachette Book Group.

Wednesday, Feb 8, 2012

Stephen Stolzenberg and Thomas Ledford won Turkish Study Association awards, it was announced at the TSA Business Meeting held during the 2011 MESA Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Friday, Nov 4, 2011

The new edition of Heinz Halm’s The Arabs: A Short History (Princeton, NJ: Markus Wiener, 2012) includes an appendix of 150 pages of primary sources selected, edited, and in some cases translated by NES graduate students Luke Yarbrough and...

Friday, Nov 4, 2011

Michael A. Cook, Class of 1943 University Professor of Near Eastern Studies, was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy this past summer. Cook’s research has focused on the history of the Islamic world, the formation and development of traditional Islamic thought and its implications in the modern world, and Islamic history in...

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