Seven Graduate Students Earn Fellowships
June 9, 2023

Seven NES graduate students have been awarded fellowships for the 2023–24 academic year.

Koujah Named Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow
May 30, 2023

Fifth-year Ph.D. student Rami Koujah has been named a Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellow.

Near Eastern Studies Celebrates Class Day 2023
May 29, 2023

Near Eastern Studies held its 2023 Class Day reception in Jones 102 on May 29, 2023.

Jamie Pelling Defends Ph.D. Dissertation
May 18, 2023

The Final Public Oral Examination of Jamie Pelling was held on Wednesday, May 17. Pelling’s dissertation, “Feeling Like a State: Anxiety and Optimism in the Late Ottoman Empire,” was advised by Michael Reynolds (NES) and Julia Elyachar (Anthropology and PIIRS). Examiners included M. Şükrü Hanioǧlu (NES) and Evren Savcı (Yale University).

In Memoriam: Cornell Fleischer (1950–2023)
April 26, 2023

Cornell Fleischer, an alumnus of the Department of Near Eastern Studies, passed away unexpectedly at his home in Chicago.

Sheffield Promoted to Associate Professor
March 30, 2023

Princeton’s Board of Trustees have approved the promotion of Assistant Professor Daniel Sheffield to Associate Professor with tenure effective July 1, 2023. Sheffield, who joined the department in 2016, specializes in the religious, intellectual, and social history of the medieval and early modern Persian-speaking world.

NES to Hold Sophomore Open House March 27, 2023
March 23, 2023

The Department of Near Eastern Studies will hold its annual Sophomore Open House for prospective concentrators on Monday, March 27, 2023, from 4:30 to 5:30 in Wallace Hall room 300.

Refreshments will be served.

Haykel Appointed to Nelson Mandela Chair for Afro Asian Studies
Feb. 22, 2023

Professor Bernard Haykel has been appointed to the Nelson Mandela Chair in Afro Asian Studies, which is a visiting professorship at Mahatma Gandhi University in Kottayam, Kerala, India. The Mandela Chair was established with the aim of initiating studies and research on Afro-Asian affairs from the perspective of International Relations…

İpek Yosmaoğlu Elected President-Elect of OTSA
Feb. 20, 2023

NES Alumna İpek Kocaömer Yosmaoğlu (Ph.D. 2005) has been elected President-Elect of the Ottoman and Turkish Studies Association (OTSA). Yosmaoğlu, who is an associate professor of History at Northwestern University, wrote her dissertation, “The Priest’s Robe and the Rebel’s Rifle: communal conflict and the construction of national identity in…

Princeton University Library’s Rachel Simon Receives 2022 Partington Award.
Dec. 15, 2022

The Middle East Librarians Association has given Dr. Rachel Simon the 2022 David H. Partington Award.