This book will examine Talebe Defteri (1913-1919), one of the childrens’ magazines published in the late Ottoman period. This magazine focused mainly on the formation of an ideal child based on the ideas of nationalism and modernity. Nationalism became a popular idea in Ottoman society and among Ottoman intellectuals, especially after the Balkan Wars in which the Ottoman Empire was defeated by some of the Balkan states which led to loss of much of its lands in the region. Nationalism was not... Read more

Post date: Tue, 02/14/2017 - 10:50

Applications are open for the Michael Bonine Memorial Travel Award for both graduate students and undergraduate students!

Due: Friday, March 10 2017

Post date: Mon, 02/06/2017 - 09:05

Betul Kinik, a Foreign Language Teaching Assistant for Turkish in our school has written a piece on a cultural activity centered on a traditional Turkish breakfast!

Read more here on page 21!

Post date: Mon, 01/09/2017 - 10:31

MENAS had a strong showing of presentations and discussants at this years annual MESA conference!

Check out the program here!

Post date: Wed, 12/07/2016 - 11:12

The Turkish program here at the University of Arizona has been growing, even as numbers in the rest of the United States drops drastically.

Congratulations to our fantastic faculty and staff in charge of making this come to pass!

Read the Newsletter sent to Turkish teachers here! - Includes numbers

Post date: Mon, 07/11/2016 - 09:17

Mahmoud Azaz has been awarded a 2016-2017 Confluencenter Faculty Collaboration for a project titled "Arabic Language Planning in Egypt: An Interdisciplinary Approach"

More information can be found in this UA Lo Que Pasa article!

Congratulations Dr. Azaz!

Post date: Mon, 05/16/2016 - 09:19

Jibreel Delgado, an ABD (All But Dissertation) PhD candidate is set to speak at Marmara Üniversitesi İlahiyat Fakültesi Dekanlık Binası Beşinci Kat Yönetim Kurulu Salonu in Istanbul. His seminar will be focused on "Investigating the Islamic Intellectual Heritage in Istanbul."

Post date: Wed, 05/04/2016 - 09:36

In addition to her CASA fellowship in Jordan, Zoe has earned a nine month long Fullbright Research Fellowship for her proposal titled: "Curriculum design in teaching Arabic as a foreign language (TAFL) programs in Oman"

Congratulations, again!

Post date: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 09:53

Congratulations to Kyle Jones for getting two of his papers accepted to national and international conferences!

His paper on gemination in Egyptian which he presented at the MENA Forum was accepted for presentation at the 22nd International Congress on Acoustics to be held in Buenos Aires, Argentina this September!

His thesis proposal on Hebrew metathesis was accepted for presentation at the... Read more

Post date: Mon, 04/25/2016 - 09:49

Dr. Shiri and Mohamed Ansary present a workshop entitled:

Technology for Building Multiple Literacies & Intercultural Communicative Competence

at the CALICO Conference on the campus of Michigan State University.


Post date: Mon, 04/18/2016 - 15:59