William Wright (1830-1889) was Sir Thomas Adams's Professor of Arabic in the University of Cambridge and was renowned as a Semiticist and a philologist. The Wright Lecture Series, named in his honour, is run by the Department of Middle Eastern Studies in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies in association with the Centre of Islamic Studies. Reflecting the spread of the Department's academic interests, the Wright Lecture Series addresses topics of relevance to the study and understanding of the Middle East, Iran and India, ancient and modern.
Thursday, 27th October, 2011
'My friends mostly consider me "German-mad"'
William Wright's life and work in an international context
Professor Bernhard Maier, University of Tbingen
Thursday, 10th November, 2011
'The Graeco-Roman heritage and the Egyptian
Revolution: Reflections of a Classicist and Playwright.'
Professor Ahmed Etman, Cairo University
Thursday, 24th November, 2011
'Westoxification' in Reverse:
Post-Revolutionary Politics in Iran?
Dr Mohammad M. Mojahedi, University of Leiden
The Wright Lecture Series is run by the Department of Middle Eastern Studies in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies in association with the Centre of Islamic Studies.