Faculty News and Annoucements



September 17, 2018

Allison Busch awarded the Vishwa Hindi Samman award

Allison Busch, Associate Professor of Hindi Literature in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies, was awarded the Vishwa Hindi Samman by the Government of India, through through the World Hindi Conference. The Vishwa Hindi Samman (the World Hindi Award) was given to Professor Busch to honor
April 1, 2018

Sarah bin Tyeer has been awarded a Global Humanities grant

Sarah bin Tyeer has been awarded a Global Humanities grant for the year 2018-2019 for a collaborative project titled “Conceptions and Configurations of the Arabic Literary Canon” along with Dr.Claire Gallien. This project endeavors to look at the conceptions and configurations of the Arabic literary canon as it was conceived
January 1, 2018

$500,000 grant awarded to catalog and digitize Columbia’s collection of manuscripts and paintings from the Golden Age of Islam

The announcement noted: “The Manuscripts of the Muslim World project—supported by a Digitizing Hidden Collections grant from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR), which is made possible by funding from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation—will provide digital access to 576 Islamic manuscripts and 827 paintings that have previously been largely
October 1, 2017

Mahmood Mamdani has been named as a Fellow of the British Academy

Per the announcement: “Fellows of the British Academy represent the very best of humanities and social sciences research, in the UK and globally. This year’s new Fellows are experts in subjects ranging from feminist theory to the economic development of Africa; medieval history to Indian philosophy and face perception.” The
June 1, 2017

Timothy Mitchell is the recipient of the 2017 Ester Boserup Prize

The announcement noted that Professor Mitchell’s work has “influenced fields as diverse as anthropology, history, law, philosophy, cultural studies, and art history. By exploring the origins and limits of many of the key ideas of modernity, Mitchell contributes to the decolonization of political thought.” The announcement can be viewed here.

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