August 5, 2019

MESAAS Language Placement Tests

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

New MESAAS Courses

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
April 19, 2019

Debashree Mukherjee awarded fellowship at the Institute of Ideas & Imagination

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 awarded the Friedrich Weller Prize 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 has received a Lenfest Distinguished Faculty Award

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
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