News - 2012

Friday, Nov 30, 2012

Robert H. Niehaus '77 Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Religion Muhammad Qasim Zaman’s new book, Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Age: Religious Authority and Internal Criticism, has been published by Cambridge University Press.

Monday, Nov 26, 2012

This year Near Eastern Studies is hosting two Fulbright Visiting Fellows, Farda Asadov and Zafar Najmiddinov.

Wednesday, Nov 21, 2012

Katherine Costello '12, a Near Eastern Studies concentrator,  was awarded The James W. Redhouse Student Prizes for Best Progress in the Turkish Language.

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012

Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani ’74 and Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani ’80 gave Princeton University a $10 million gift to establish the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies in order “to provide a comprehensive interdisciplinary approach to understanding Iran and the Persian Gulf, with...

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012

Lecturer in Turkish Erika Gilson received the Jere L. Bacharach Service Award at the 2012 MESA Annual Meeting held in Denver, CO. The Award “recognizes the contributions of individuals through their outstanding service to MESA or the profession. Service is defined broadly to include work in diverse areas, including but not...

Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012

Near Eastern Studies graduate student Zachary Foster was awarded the 2012 Graduate Student Paper Prize for, “Can the Locust Speak? Greater Syria During World War I,” at the 2012 MESA Annual Meeting held in Denver, CO.


Tuesday, Nov 20, 2012

Garrett Professor in Foreign Affairs, Chairman of the Near Eastern Studies Department, and Director of the Program in Near Eastern Studies M. Şükrü Hanioğlu has been awarded the 2012 President’s Grand Prize for Culture and Arts in the field of history.

Monday, Jun 4, 2012

NES held its 2012 Class Day Reception on June 4 in 1915 Hall at 3 p.m. At the reception, the Department and Program presented this year’s prize winners and announced departmental honors.

Wednesday, Apr 4, 2012

Brittney Scott, who graduated in 2011 with a BA in Near Eastern Studies, is teaching 6th-grade math in Colorado Springs through the Teach for America Program. She is also utilizing her NES degree in running a “School-2-School” program with the Queen Noor School in Amman Jordan. Here is her inspiring account of the program and its effect on her...

Friday, Mar 30, 2012

The Manuscripts Division of the Department of Rare Books and Special Collection has announced completion of the digitization of the Peck Shahnamah which is now available online. Below is a link to the announcement with further links to the digitized images of the complete text and its miniatures.


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