NES concentrator Haeley Ahn ’21 has been elected to Phi Beta Kappa. “The Phi Beta Kappa Society [was] founded in 1776 and [is] the oldest of all national honorary scholastic societies…. Election to [the Princeton] chapter is based on scholastic standing and is open to candidates for the A.B. and B.S.E.
With the switch to remote learning by Princeton University following the outbreak of the coronavirus, professors throughout the university had to suddenly adapt their syllabi to the new reality. Featured below is one such example, NES221/JDS223, Jerusalem Contested,” taught by associate professor Jonathan Gribetz.
Near Eastern Studies held its first virtual Class Day on June 1, 2020. During the celebration the Department and Program announced departmental honors and presented this year’s prize winners. Following opening remarks by NES Chair M.
The Princeton University Board of Trustees approved the appointment of Patricia Blessing-Yaycioglu, a specialist in Islamic art and Archaeology, as an assistant professor in the Department of Art and Archaeology, effective this summer. Blessing-Yaycioglu received her Ph.D.
Assistant Professor Lara Harb's new book, Arabic Poetics: Aesthetic Experience in Classical Arabic Literature, has been published by Cambridge University Press. Arabic Poetics offers an answer to what the question "What makes language beautiful?" looked like at th
Leor Halevi, who earned his Princeton B.A. in Near Eastern Studies, has won a 2020 Guggenheim Fellowship for a book project exploring “how Saudi originalists known as Salafists formulated an ethic in response to globalization.” Halevi, who received his Ph.D.
Near Eastern Studies is not a field that one normally associates with medicine, infectious diseases, or public health, but if you are looking for some Middle East-related reading to pass the time during this Covid-19 stay-at-home period, check out the following NES dissertations.
Leon Carl Brown, Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs, Emeritus, and Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus, passed away on April 8, 2020, at the age of 91, just two weeks before his 92nd birthday.