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Past Events

Overt and Covert Arguments in Chinese and their Acquisition by English Speakers Mar 17, 2017 from 02:00 PM to 04:00 PM Room 7,
The April 6th Youth Movement in Egypt Mar 16, 2017 from 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
EAS Postgraduate Research Seminar Mar 14, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:30 PM Seminar Room, St John’s College Library,
Definiteness and Specificity in Mandarin, Cantonese and English NP Mar 10, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room 7,
“Migratory Bipeds” and “Floating Town”: The Emergence of Chinese Littoral Communities in the Pearl River Estuary in 1839-1841 Mar 08, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
The Reverend George Lewis and his collection of Persian manuscripts Mar 03, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM Ancient India & Iran trust,
L2 Acquisition of the Interfaces in the Chinese Ba Construction Mar 03, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room 7,
Jenō Radisics: An unknown historian of Islamic art and two unforeseen contributions to Islamic art studies Mar 02, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Thomas Grey Room, Pembroke College,
Power and Politics in Sisi's Egypt: The Role of the Military Mar 02, 2017 from 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
MES Graduate Seminars Mar 02, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Counter-Espionage Films and Participatory Surveillance in the Early PRC Mar 01, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Shake-up in the Japanese Underworld: The Yakuza on the Road to Extinction? Feb 27, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Chinese sentence-final particles and their behaviour in L2 and heritage Chinese grammars Feb 24, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room 7,
The Royal Veil: Umayyad figural art and the Bilderverbot in early Islam reconsidered Feb 23, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Nihon Room, Pembroke College,
The Arabs in the 21st Century Feb 22, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Room G.19, Faculty of Classics,
Myth, Field, and Garden: Ethnography of Edible Artemisia in Early Modern Heilongjiang Feb 22, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
International Law and the Ottoman Empire Feb 20, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Sir Arthur Quiller Couch Room, Old Divinity School, St John's College,
How Green Was My Night Soil: Thinking with Excrement about Nineteenth- Century Japan Feb 20, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Sam Speigel Film Festival from Feb 18, 2017 12:00 AM to Feb 20, 2017 12:00 AM Møller Centre, Churchill College,
In the Shadows of the Coup: the Gülen Movement in Turkey Feb 17, 2017 from 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Features in L2 Chinese Passives Feb 17, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room 7,
西王母形象来源攷察 A Study of the Origin of the Queen Mother of the West Feb 16, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room L1,
Chinese Materia Medica Heritage in Southwest and Northwest China: Ethnographic Fieldwork on Kinship and Landscape Feb 15, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Slaves, Outcasts, and Torture: New Perspectives on Japanese Oral Performance and Media Feb 13, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Eastern Kings and Ancient Philosophers in Ottoman Athens Feb 10, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 07:00 PM Ancient India & Iran trust,
L2 acquisition of Chinese and Thai nominal phrases Feb 10, 2017 from 04:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room 7,
Syriac as a Crossroads of Cultures: The Role of Translations Feb 08, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM Room 7,
Reading Their Way Out of China: A materialist history of China Jesuits’ translations (ca. 1687-1740) Feb 08, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
EAS Postgraduate Research Seminar Feb 07, 2017 from 05:30 PM to 07:00 PM Seminar Room, St John's College Library,
Screenwriter: Director’s Wife or Film’s Author? Textuality, Space and Gender in Japanese Cinema Feb 06, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,

Welcome to AMES

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

Recasting the Past: An Early Modern "Tales of Ise" for Children - book launch talk

Apr 20, 2017

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, London NW1 4QP

Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo

Apr 26, 2017

Milstein Exhibition Centre, University Library, Cambridge

Continuity of Transformation: the Dilemma of Contemporaneity in Iranian Art

Apr 27, 2017

Thomas Grey Room, Pembroke College

EAS Postgraduate Research Seminar

May 02, 2017

Seminar Room, St John’s College Library

Uncaging the Vulture

May 02, 2017

Franks & Steel Room, Wellcome Collection

From Cairo to the Cloud

May 10, 2017

Milstein Seminar Rooms, Cambridge University Library

EAS Postgraduate Research Seminar

Jun 16, 2017

Seminar Room, St John’s College Library

Upcoming events