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Current and Forthcoming Events

Details of events are added as information is received.

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Faculty Open Day

The next open day for prospective undergraduates will take place at the Faculty on Friday, 13th March, 2015. Booking is now open.

Open Language Classes

Classes for academic purposes, open to members of the University only:

Festival of Ideas

The Faculty, as ever, took an active part in Cambridge’s Festival of Ideas 2014, which this year ran from Monday, 20th October to Sunday, 2nd November. We hosted a variety of talks, given by members of the Faculty as well as external participants, on various topics relating to Asian and Middle Eastern cultures, ancient and modern.

Asian Studies Events

Events relating to Chinese, Japanese and Korean Studies are listed on the Asian Studies Events page

Middle Eastern Studies Events

Events relating to Middle Eastern, Central Asian and Indian Studies and  are listed on the Middle Eastern Studies Events page

Events elsewehere in Cambridge

Related events elsewhere

Earlier Events

For listings of past events, please see the Events Archive.


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

The Historian's Task in the Anthropocene: Finding a Useful Past in Japan

Apr 28, 2015

Lecture Theatre, Trinity Hall, Trinity Lane

Cambridge Lecture in Islamic Art

Apr 30, 2015

Nihon Room, Pembroke College, Cambridge

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

Upcoming events