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Middle Eastern Studies Events

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Cambridge Seminar on Biblical Epic

Hosted by the Centre for Medieval Literature, and the Departments of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic, and Middle Eastern Studies; with the support of St John’s College

Sunday, 16th & Monday, 17th November, 2014
Dirac Room, Fisher Building, St John’s College in Cambridge

Israeli Studies Lecture Series

Michaelmas Term, 2014

Cinema Israel 2014 - 2015

Religion & Cinema in Israel

Michaelmas Term, 2014

Screenings are on alternate Tuesdays during Term time at 16:30 in Room L1
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge

Arabic & Persian Studies Events

Indian Studies Events

Middle-Eastern Related Events in Cambridge

Turbulent World - Michaelmas Term, 2014

Series of talks promoted by the Centre of Islamic Studies  [poster]

From Timur to Nadir Shah

Imperial Connections between India, Iran and Central Asia

British Institute of Persian Studies Conference [poster]

Monday, 15th - Wednesday, 17th December, 2014
Pembroke College, Cambridge

Crisis in the Middle East – A Marxist Perspective

Tuesday, 4th October, 2014 at 7:00pm
Keynes Hall, Kings College Cambridge

Speaker: Hamid Alizadeh, Iranian Marxist, Editor of

For details, contact: Arsalan Ghani (E-mail: )

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Related events elsewhere

Winning and Losing the Great Game

Literature, Art and Diplomacy between Russia and Iran 

Russo-Persian Workshop 2014

Friday, 7th and Saturday, 8th November, 2014
Mershon Centre for International Security Studies
The Ohio State University, Columbus OH, USA 

Khamriyya as a World Poetic Genre

Comparative Perspectives on Wine Poetry in Near and Middle Eastern

Lecture Series at the University of St Andrews
Wednesday, 24th September, 2014 - Thursday, 9th April, 2015

Jointly convened by:

  • Dr Kirill Dmitriev, School of Modern Languages, University of St Andrews 
  • Dr Christine van Ruymbeke, Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

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.