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Stolzenberg ’13 and Ledford ’13 win TSA prizes
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. Stolzenberg, a German major who is now taking Turkish 107, was awarded the Halide Edip

New publication for NES Grad Students Luke Yarbrough and Oded Zinger
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…

Reynolds Wins American Historical Association George Louis Beer Prize
Nov. 4, 2011

Michael A. Reynolds, Associate Professor of Near Eastern Studies, was the co-winner of the George Louis Beer Prize for his book, Shattering Empires: The Clash and Collapse of the Ottoman and Russian Empires 1908–1918

Cook Elected Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy
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…

New Cambridge History of Islam, General Editor Michael A. Cook, Wins 2011 American Historical Association Waldo G. Leland Prize
Nov. 4, 2011

The New Cambridge History of Islam won the 2011 Waldo G. Leland Prize for the “most outstanding reference tool in the field of history” published between May 1, 2006, and April 30, 2011. Michael A. Cook, the Class of 1943…

Ünver Awarded MESA's 2010 Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Prize
April 14, 2011
H. Akın Ünver, the 2010–11 Ertegün Lecturer in Near Eastern Studies, was awarded the 2010 Malcolm H. Kerr Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences at the MESA Annual Meeting in San Diego last November. The award is named after the late Malcolm H. Kerr ’53, a prominent political scientist and President of the American University in Beirut, and recognizes “exceptional achievement in research and writing for/of dissertations in Middle East studies.”