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Khamriyya as a World Poetic Genre

Comparative Perspectives on Wine Poetry in Near and Middle Eastern Literatures

Monday, 20th - Wednesday, 22nd June, 2016
Room G21, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Site

Workshop details and programme

Arabic in the Ottoman Empire

Thursday, 21st and Friday, 22nd April, 2016
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Iranian Cinema - Film Series & Discussion Series

Persian Calligraphy Workshops

University Language Centre Language Programme (CULP)

Pilot course for introductory Persian (Farsi)

Tuesdays at 5pm, Room 7, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Wright Lecture Series

Indian Studies Events

Middle-Eastern Related Events in Cambridge

Judah Halevi's Pilgrimage: The View from the Diwan

Annual Genizah Lecture by Professor Raymond Scheindlin

Tuesday, 10th May, 2016 at 5:00pm
Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge

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Iraq's disappearing religions, and why they matter

Aradin Charitable Trust Spring 2016 Lecture by Gerard Russell

Wednesday, 18th May, 2016 at 5pm
Audit Room, King’s College, Cambridge

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Cambridge Lectures in Islamic Art

Series of talks promoted by the Cambridge Shahnama centre for Persian Studies, Pembroke College

Turbulent World - Lent, 2016

Series of talks promoted by the Centre of Islamic Studies

Draw Me a Gun: Children’s Books in the Trenches of the Arab Hanoi

Tuesday, 8th March, 2016 at 5.30pm in the Sir Arthur Quiller Couch Room,
Divinity School, St. John’s College 

Cambridge Middle East History Group present a talk by Zeina Maasri, American University of Beirut/Brighton

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Exploring the Independent Music Scene in Egypt
and its Role in Society

Friday, 4th March, 2016 at 5.30pm in Room G.21, Faculty of Classics

Cambridge University Arab Society and Cambridge University Middle East Society present a talk with Cairokee and Zap Tharawat. Cairokee are one of the most influential music groups in Egypt and the Middle East today. Zap Tharwat is a rapper and a poet. The art of both Zap Tharwat and Cairokee specifically, and many in the independent music scene in Egypt generally is distinguished by its ability to reflect the opinions of the youth not only about the current political status but about many other societal issues. 

Nineb Lamassu - Stolen Title: Genocide, Massacres, and Asylum

Friday, 22nd January, 2016 at 19:15 in Keynes Hall, King's College, Cambridge

A night of Poetry and Music from Iraqi-Assyrian poet Nineb Lamassu and folk artist Helen Saint Vincent. 

A Bird’s-Eye View of Near Eastern Intellectual History

Prof. Rémi Brague opens Aradin’s Spring 2016 Lecture Series

Wednesday, 17th February, 2016 at 5pm
Boys Smith Room, Fisher Building St John’s College

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Earlier Events

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