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Academical Year 2011-2012

Summer, 2012

Summer Hebrew Ulpan for University Students

Centre for Modern Hebrew Studies Ulpan 2012


Foundations of Arab Linguistics 2

Kitāb Sībawayhi: Transmission and Interpretation


Leiden Summer School in Languages and Linguistics

16th – 27th July, 2012 at the Faculty of Humanities, Leiden University


Easter Term, 2012

Asian Studies Seminar Series

Programme for Easter Term, 2012


Israeli Film Club

Programme for Easter Term, 2012

Films are shown on Fridays in Room L1 (basement lecture room), at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Sidgwick Site) from 1:15 p.m.


The Earliest Syriac in its Aramaic Context

The 2012 Annual Semitic Philology Lecture

Tuesday, 29th May, 2012 at 5:00pm in Rooms 8 & 9
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (Sidgwick Site)


China Research Seminar

Programme for Easter Term, 2012


Research Students' Seminars on Second Language Chinese

Programme for Easter Term, 2012


2012 Chuan Lyu Lectures in Taiwan Studies

Programme of lectures


2012 Graduate Students Symposium

Presentation Schedule


Language and Identity in the Gulf

Prof. Clive Holes, University of Oxford

Friday, 11th May, 2012 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Room G-R 05, Faculty of English, West Road (Sidgwick Site)

This is a seminar in the Sociolinguistics Seminar Series, orginised jointly by the Faculty of English the Taylor-Schecter Genizah Research Unit and DTAL. The seminar series is open to anyone working on sociolinguistics and historical linguistics, and endeavours to provide a setting for linguists of the various fields working in Cambridge to meet and get together on a regular basis.


Humanitas 2012 Visiting Professorship in Chinese Studies

Reading Absences in Chinese Art and Material Culture


Cambridge recital by Jin Ju

Chinese pianist in recital at West Road Concert Hall


Iran's nuclear programme and how to resolve it

A lecture by Farhang Jahanpour

Wednesday, 2nd May, 2012 at 5:00pm
Room 102, Faculty of Classics (Sidgwick Site)

All welcome (but numbers limited).


Lifting the Veil: Iran Past and Present

Discover the other face of Iran

Friday, 30th April, 2012 from 5pm to midnight
Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge CB3 0BU


Writing in a 'Post-literary' Age

Israeli author Dror Burstein in readings and conversation with Yaron Peleg

Friday, 27th April, 2012 at 1:00pm in Rooms 8 & 9
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies (Sidgwick Site)


Mongolia & Inner Asia Reasearch Unit - Research Seminars

Mongolia & Inner Asia Reasearch Unit - Research Seminars, Easter Term 2012


Faculty of History - World History Seminar

Programme for Easter Term, 2012


CRASSH History & Anthropology Seminars

Programme for Easter Term, 2012


Centre for the Study of Muslim-Jewish Relations

Programme of Talks


Lent Term, 2012

Research Students' Seminars on Second Language Chinese

Programme for Lent Term, 2012


China Research Seminar

Programme for Lent Term, 2012


McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research - Egyptian World Seminars

Programme for Lent Term, 2012


Mongolia & Inner Asia Reasearch Unit - Research Seminars

Mongolia & Inner Asia Reasearch Unit - Research Seminars, Lent Term 2012


Asian Studies Seminar Series

Programme for Lent Term, 2012


Wright Lecture Series

Programme for Lent Term, 2012


Israeli Film Club - Lent Term, 2012

Lent Term Programme

Films are shown on Fridays in Room L1 (basement lecture room), at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies (Sidgwick Site) from 1:15 p.m.


365 without 377 - Mumbai a year after the verdict

365 without 377 Film PosterA film directed by Adele Tulli

The director graduated with an MPhil in South Asian Studies from the University of Cambridge Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and there will be a pre-premiere educational showing in the Faculty as follows:

• Friday, February 17th, 2012 at 5:00pm in Rooms 8 & 9

Numbers at this event are strictly limited to the first fifty applicants.

To apply for registration, please complete the application form. You will be advised by e-mail if your application has been successful. Only those named individuals who have registered successfully will be admitted to the screening. Please be prepared to show ID at the door.

The film will premiere in UK at the London LGBT Film Festival in March.


ICRC Interpreters Recruitment event

Tuesday, 7th February, 2012
1pm – 2pm, Room 7
Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

The International Committee of the Red Cross is seeking to recruit speakers of Pashto, Farsi/Dari, Hindi/Urdu, Arabic, Khmer and Sinhala to work in its field operations. Liz Harris joined the ICRC as an Urdu interpreter in 2002, after graduating from SOAS with a degree in Hindi and South Asian History. She spent three years working in Indian Administered Kashmir, after which she studied Pashto and worked in Afghanistan for 15 months. During her mission, she was responsible for the ICRC's detention visits in South Afghanistan as well as visiting detainees held by the US and other coaltion forces. She will give a half hour presentation regarding the role, with a question and answer session afterwards. Liz will be available afterwards for coffee and chat with Students or Academics who may be interested.

Event Poster


Michaelmas Term, 2011

McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research - Egyptian World Seminars

Programme for Michaelmas Term, 2011


Wright Lecture Series

Programme for Michaelmas Term, 2011


Asian Studies Seminar Series

Programme for Michaelmas Term, 2011


Israeli Film Club - Michaelmas Term, 2011

New Israeli Films on DVD


Mongolia & Inner Asia Reasearch Unit - Research Seminars

Programme for Michaelmas Term, 2011


London Korean Film Festival

Dr Mark Morris, a member of the advisory board for the London Korean Film Festival, Presents 'A Day Off' at the Festival on Friday, 11th November, 2011 at teheKorean Cultural Centre.

  • Full list of Korean Film Festival events here

  • Flickr album from last years symposium hosted by Dr Morris here

  • Mark Morris on Youtube here

  • Cambridge Korean Film Festival at the Cambridge Arts Cinema. Details here


For earlier events see the Events Archive for the Academical Year 2010-2011.