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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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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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Welcome!


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 Studies Postgraduate Research Seminar

Jan 20, 2015

Room TBA, St John’s College

East Asian Studies Postgraduate Research Seminar

Feb 17, 2015

Rushmore Room, St Catharine’s College

East Asian Studies Postgraduate Research Seminar

Mar 03, 2015

Rushmore Room, St Catharine’s College

East Asian Studies Postgraduate Research Seminar

Apr 21, 2015

OCR, St Catharine's College

East Asian Studies Postgraduate Research Seminar

May 12, 2015

OCR, St Catharine's College

East Asian Studies Postgraduate Research Seminar

Jun 02, 2015

OCR, St Catharine's College

Upcoming events