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Open Day 13th March, 2015

The next Open Day for prospective undergraduates will take place on Friday, 13th March, 2015. Do you have imagination, curiosity and a sense of adventure? Challenge yourself to learn a non-European language and gain in-depth knowledge of a wider, culturally rich world. Come and find out more at our Open Day.

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Documenting dialects

Over the last twenty years Professor Geoffrey Khan, together with his PhD students and post-doctoral researchers, has been undertaking a major project to document all of the North-Eastern Neo-Aramaic dialects. Some of the dialects are now spoken by only a handful of people and some have become extinct over the last few years.

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The Parthenon Mosque

The early modern Parthenon was a monumental palimpsest. The layers were architectural: the Parthenon mosque had previously been a church of the Virgin Mary, and before that a temple of Athena. But how these layers were interpreted depended on who was looking: European or Ottoman travellers, or the muezzin of Athens.

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Cambridge has a long and distinctive tradition in the study of the Middle East and Asia. This Faculty prides itself on exploring these fields through the local languages and encourages students to learn through real world engagement. If you are interested in these world regions and want to discover their languages, cultures, histories, religions, and politics, then this is the home for you.

Upcoming events

East Asian Day

Apr 17, 2015

Emmanuel College

The Qur’ān in Translation

May 15, 2015


East Asian Studies Postgraduate Research Seminar

May 19, 2015

OCR, St Catharine's College

Faculty Research Day

May 21, 2015

Rooms 8 & 9

East Asian Studies Postgraduate Research Seminar

Jun 02, 2015

OCR, St Catharine's College

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