Intensive, Non-Credit Courses

Intensive Course on Pre-Islamic Arabia
Princeton, New Jersey (USA) May 28 - June 1, 2018

Thanks to a number of generous grants from the David A. Gardner '69 Magic Project, the Department of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University has organized a series of short, intensive courses for graduate students on a variety of subjects in the broad field of Islamic studies not normally covered in the Princeton curriculum. In each case, an internationally-recognized expert has been brought in to teach the course over a period of five weekdays.

This year, we plan to offer such a course on Pre-Islamic Arabia.

The course will take place from May 28 - June 1, 2018. The course is intended primarily for graduate students, both from Princeton and from other universities.

The instructor will be Professor Christian Robin, a leading expert in the study of pre-Islamic Arabia. The objective of the program is to present the state of knowledge about ancient Arabia until the time of Muḥammad. Archaeological excavations and innumerable epigraphic discoveries have profoundly renewed the question in recent decades.

Further information is available from the Department of Near Eastern Studies.

Information about previous courses.