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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


16 May 2022
Prof. Christine van Ruymbeke, Ali Reza and Mohamed Soudavar Professor of Persian Studies, presented a paper "Le personnage principal du Haft Paykar de Nezami Ganjavi. Réflexions et analyse sur Bahram Gur en tant que caractère littéraire" at the Societas Iranologica Europaea workshop at EPHE (Ecole Pratiques des Hautes Etudes), Paris on Friday, 13th May, 2022.

05 May 2022
The Japanese Studies Section was pleased to host master rakugo performer, Tatekawa Shinoharu, for his week in residence at Cambridge.

01 April 2022
Global Japon(s) Saison 4 Histoire du monde – histoire des mondes vu du Japon

28 March 2022
An episode of the The Siwan Project podcast presenting the history of Muslim Iberia and featuring Prof. Amira K. Bennison, Professor in the History and Culture of the Maghrib, has just been released on Spotify.

25 January 2022
Written by FAMES postdoctoral researcher Nick Posegay, Points of Contact: The Shared Intellectual History of Vocalisation in Syriac, Arabic, and Hebrew is the latest volume in the Cambridge Semitic Languages and Cultures Series.

Spotlight on

Bridge of Zakho



This project, which is funded by the ERC and will run during the academic years 2021-2025, aims to reconstruct the complex, socioreligious past of the disappearing indigenous communities who were once more widespread across West Asia from the first millennium BC well into the Islamic period.