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Middle Eastern Studies Events

calligrapher students

Open Language Classes

Department-wide Events

Hebrew & Semitic Studies Events

Israeli Studies Annual Lecture Series

The First Verse of Genesis: The Joy and Difficulty of Inteterxtual Reading
Dror Burstein, Israeli Author

Friday, 17th October, 2014 at 5:00pm in Rooms 8 & 9
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge 

Arabic & Persian Studies Events

Wright Lecture Series

Lent Term, 2014

(please note that there are no Wright Lectures in the Easter Term)

Persian Calligraphy Workshop

Easter Term, 2014

Cambridge Qur’ān Seminar

The Cambridge Qur’ān Collection

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]

Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies

Inauguration & Exhibition

Saturday, 24th May, 2014 at 2:30pm
Old Library, Pembroke College, Cambridge

Patterns of Protest in Hebrew Culture: Memory, Agents and Representation

Cambridge Postgraduate Conference in Modern Hebrew

Tuesday, 6th May, 2014 in Jesus College, Cambridge
Organised by Zehavit Zaslansky, PhD Student at AMES   

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 FAMES is the home for you.