Zaman Wins 2013 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize
Dec. 12, 2013

Muhammad Qasim Zaman, Robert H. Niehaus '77 Professor of Near Eastern Studies and Religion, has been awarded the 2013 British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize in Middle Eastern Studies for his book, Modern Islamic Thought in a Radical Age: Religious Authority and Internal Criticism (Cambridge University Press, 2012).


University Library Acquires Mamluk Coin Collection
Nov. 22, 2013

The Friends of Princeton University Library purchased the Richard Undeland Collection of Mamluk coins for the library’s Numismatic Collection, the oldest numismatic collection in the United States. Assembled by Richard E. Undeland, a U.S. Foreign Service officer who spent the majority of his 35-year career in the Middle East, the collection was…

Barry Awarded 2013 Le Prix du Cercle Montherlant
Oct. 31, 2013

Lecturer in Near Eastern Studies Michael Barry was awarded Le Prix du Cercle Montherlant for Literature on Art in the French language by the Académie des Beaux-Arts for his Cantique des Oiseaux d’‘Attâr illustré par la peinture en Islam d’Orient (Paris: Éditions Diane de Selliers, 2012). Containing a French translation of…

Palmer ’15 wins 2013 TSA Redhouse Prize
Oct. 28, 2013

Robin Palmer ’15 was awarded The James W. Redhouse Student Prizes for Best Progress in the Turkish Language. The Redhouse Prize recognizes the student who has made the best progress in Turkish in the academic year in each of four regions of the United States and Canada as determined by area coordinators and a committee composed…

Crone Elected Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy
July 25, 2013

Patricia Crone, a visiting lecturer with the rank of professor in Near Eastern Studies and Mellon Professor of Islamic Studies, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, was elected a Corresponding Fellow of the British Academy. Crone…

Postdoc Harris Wins ASA CBSM Best Article Award
July 11, 2013

NES Postdoctoral Research Associate Kevan Harris has won the 2013 American Sociological Association Collective Behavior and Social Movements Section Outstanding Article Award for his 2012 Mobilization article, "The Brokered Exuberance of the Middle Class: An Ethnographic Analysis of Iran’s 2009 Green Movement."

Islamic Manuscripts Cataloging Project
July 1, 2013

Online Cataloging for the New Series of Islamic Manuscripts at Princeton

Cataloging is now available online for the entire collection of the nearly 2200 manuscripts comprising the New Series of Islamic Manuscripts in the Manuscripts Division, Department of Rare Books and Special Collections, Princeton University…

2013 NES Departmental Prizes and Honors
June 3, 2013

NES held its 2013 Class Day Reception on June 3 in 1915 Hall. At the reception, the Department and Program presented this year’s prize winners and announced departmental honors. Aaron Glasserman received Highest Honors and also won the Bayard and Cleveland Dodge Memorial Thesis Prize for his…

Kim ’13, Costello ’12, and Eisenzweig ’12 Win Fulbrights
May 24, 2013

Three members of the Near Eastern Studies family have been awarded Fulbright grants to study or teach abroad for the 2013–14 academic year. Grace Kim ’13, a Politics major who is earning a certificate in Near Eastern Studies, will spend the year in Turkey; Katherine Anne Costello ’12, an NES major, will also be spending the year in Turkey; and…

Peard '14 and Wood '14 Share Eliot Kalmbach ’09 Memorial Award
May 23, 2013

The Eliot Kalmbach ’09 Memorial Award, established in 2009 in memory of Eliot Kalmbach ’09 “for undergraduate travel and research to Turkey or other Turkic lands,” is being shared this year by Bowen Peard ’14 and Stephen Wood Jr. ’14, both history majors with special research interest in Turkey. Whitney Kalmbach Moore ’05 again generously…