NEWS & ANNOUNCEMENTS
August 5, 2019
This information is subject to change. Please consult this site again prior to the week before classes start for up-to-date information. Please note that placement exams do not satisfy language requirements. To arrange a proficiency exam, contact the instructor for that language. Students should allow themselves two hours to take the exam. You
July 26, 2019
Religion in Modern South Asia: Concepts & Histories MDES UN3046, Professor Sayori Ghoshal Tuesday/12:10-2:00pm Instead of taking our understanding of ‘religion’ for granted, this course explores precisely that concept and its history. It asks: is religion a universal category that has remained unchanged across time periods and in all societies?
April 19, 2019
Professor Debashree Mukherjee has been awarded a residential fellowship at the Institute of Ideas & Imagination, Paris. In Spring 2020, Professor Mukherjee will begin research on a new book project titled “Mediated Ocean: A Techno-Aesthetic View of Migration Between Africa and Asia.” The full announcement can be viewed here.
April 12, 2019
Sheldon Pollock has been awarded the Friedrich Weller Prize by the Saxon Academy of Sciences, Leipzig, and the University of Leipzig for his work A Rasa Reader: Classical Indian Aesthetics. The Friedrich Weller Prize is awarded in recognition of outstanding works mainly to the history, art, literature, language, philosophy and religion
January 17, 2019
Taoufik Ben-Amor, Gordon Gray Jr Senior Lecturer in Arabic Studies, Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies has been awarded the Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award: The award honors faculty for their ability to engage, challenge and inspire students in the classroom.exceptional instruction and scholarship, with a special emphasis on the