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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


23 September 2022
The 34th Deutscher Orientalistentag (DOT 2022) was held at the Freie Universität, Berlin from 12th-17th September and Prof. Christine van Ruymbeke was invited to present the Persian Studies keynote lecture on the second day. The title of her talk was "Nazami's magnificent Haft Paykar: the complexities of a medieval narrative".

23 September 2022
Prof. Amira K. Bennison joins Greg Jenner and the comedian Nabil Abdulrashid on the BBC Sounds, ‘You’re Dead to Me’ podcast to talk about the globetrotting Moroccan traveller, Ibn Battuta, who travelled to many parts of Africa, Europe and Asia in the 14th century.

23 September 2022
Prof. Amira K. Bennison talks about how medieval Muslim tourists wanted to see the sights just like us in an essay and podcast for ‘New Lines’ magazine

12 August 2022
The Korean Studies Section at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies is excited to announce the establishment of a new studentship to support Korean Studies at the University of Cambridge. The studentship is provided by the Yang Won Sun Foundation, a family foundation which has been generously supporting Korean Studies-related ventures around the world.

05 August 2022
Contested politics in South Koren: Democratic evolution, national identity and political partisanship

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