New title in American Oriental Series

NEW AOS BOOK, ships December 28, 2018:

Qāsim Beg Ḥayātī Tabrīzī. A Chronicle of the Early Safavids and the Reign of Shah Ismāʿīl (907–930/1501–1524). Edited by Kioumars Ghereghlou. Pp. xxx + 384, illus. $ 69.95. ISBN 978-0-940490-01-7

A little-known and long forgotten Persian dynastic history from the middle of the sixteenth century is now edited and introduced for the first time. The chronicle is devoted to the history of the Ṣafaviyya Sufi order from its formative years under Shaykh Ṣafī al-Dīn Isḥāq Ardabīlī (d. 1334) and his immediate successors until the early years of the reign of Shah Ismāʿīl (1501–1524), the founder of the Safavid dynasty.

Available for (pre)order.

Three cheers

Congratulations from all of the AOS to Stephanie Jamison, JAOS editor-in-chief and former AOS President, who was elected an honorary member of the Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft (DMG) in May 2018.

John Huehnergard in the news

The news broke today that John Huehnergard, former AOS President (2017–18), will be awarded the prestigious Edward Ullendorff Medal, the British Academy’s recognition of scholarly distinctions and achievements in the field of Semitic Languages and Ethiopian Studies, at a ceremony on September 25, 2018. The AOS extends its heartfelt congratulations!

New AOS Honorary Member

At its Annual Meeting in Pittsburgh, March 2018, the membership unanimously elected Etan Kohlberg, Professor Emeritus at Hebrew University of Jerusalem and a leading authority on Shii Islam, as AOS Honorary Member. We have the good fortune of anticipating his attending and presenting at the 229th Meeting in Chicago (March 15-18, 2019).