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Bernard Lewis, Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies, Emeritus, Dies at 101
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. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies and Long-term Member of the…

Michael Cook Named Honorary Fellow at King’s College, Cambridge
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.

First Princeton Undergraduate Near Eastern Studies Conference To Be Held Wednesday, May 9, 2018
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. This conference will…

New Publication by Muhammad Qasim Zaman
April 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…

Pukhovaia Awarded CLIR Mellon Fellowship
April 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…

Tyler ’18 Wins Henry R. Labouisse ‘26 Prize Fellowship
April 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. The objective of the…

Ass’t Prof. Krakowski, Alumna Marglin *13 win National Jewish Book Awards
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. Krakowski’s Coming of Age in Medieval Egypt: Female Adolescence, Jewish Law, and Ordinary Culture (Princeton University Press, 2017) won the…

Kitlas Awarded Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship
Jan. 22, 2018

Fourth-year Ph.D. student Peter Kitlas was awarded a Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, which will allow him to continue his dissertation research in Morocco and Turkey until December 2018. The topic of his dissertation is “A Diplomat's Social…

NEP Certificate Candidate Shin ’18 Awarded Schwarzman Scholarship
Dec. 7, 2017

Michael Shin ’18 (WWS), a candidate for a certificate in Near Eastern Studies, has been named a Schwarzman Scholar. “The Schwarzman Scholarship covers the cost of graduate study and living toward a one-year master’s program at Tsinghua University in Beijing.” During his master’s program, Shin “plans to examine the potential for economic…

Bunzel Wins Jacobus Fellowship for the Humanities
Dec. 1, 2017

Sixth-year Ph.D. student Cole Bunzel has been awarded the Porter Ogden Jacobus Fellowship for the Humanities. Princeton University's top honor for graduate students, the Jacobus Fellowships are awarded to one Ph.D. student in each of the four divisions (humanities, social sciences, natural sciences and engineering)…