Peterson Awarded for Scholastic Excellence
The Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters held its annual awards banquet on Friday, October 12, at Weber State University. The academy awarded Daniel C. Peterson, professor of Islamic Studies and Arabic at Brigham Young University and director of the Maxwell Institute's Middle Eastern Texts Initiative (METI), the highest award of the evening, naming him a Utah Academy Fellow and lifetime member of the organization.
Of this honor, Peterson observes, "The award was manifestly inspired by the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative or, I suspect, even more precisely by the Islamic Translation Series. It is certainly a tribute to the work of METI and Dr. Morgan Davis, managing editor of the Islamic Translation Series." The ITS, a branch of METI, promotes the study of Islamic philosophy, theology, and mysticism by translating these works and making them widely available. Six volumes are published to date and more are in progress.
The Utah Academy of Sciences, Arts, and Letters, which was founded in 1908, promotes new, meaningful scholarship in the sciences, arts and letters, business, education, engineering, physical education, and other areas.
The Maxwell Institute congratulates Dr. Peterson on this honor.