Thursday, May 2, 2019

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.

Thursday, May 2, 2019
NES Ph.D. student Wasim Shiliwala has been awarded a 2019 Teaching Award by the Graduate School in recognition of their outstanding abilities as teachers.
Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019

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.

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2019

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).

Friday, Mar 22, 2019

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.

Tuesday, Mar 19, 2019

Thanks to a number of generous grants from the David A.

Thursday, Mar 14, 2019

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.

Friday, Feb 15, 2019

Sydney Jordan, a Philosophy concentrator who is pursuing a certificate in Arabic Language and Culture, has been named a co-winner of the University’s 2019 Moses Taylor Pyne Honor Prize, the highest general distinction conferred on an undergraduate.

Friday, Feb 15, 2019

Three undergraduates with ties to NES have been awarded Scholars in the Nation’s Service Initiative (SINSI) summer internships with the federal government.

Friday, Jan 25, 2019

Norman Itzkowitz, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, passed away on January 20, 2019, at the age of 87. Itzkowitz was born in 1931 on the Lower East Side of New York. He attended Stuyvesant High School and the City College of New York, graduating in 1953 with a major in history—winning the Cromwell Medal in History—and varsity letters in...


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