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Past Events

One Writer, Many Guises Feb 21, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Definition of a Tool for Landscapes’ Systemic-Scalar Reading: Classification Hypothesis of the Mongolian Landscapes Feb 20, 2018 from 04:30 PM to 06:00 PM MIASU Seminar Room, Mond Building, Free School Lane,
The Kurdish Question Revisited Feb 15, 2018 from 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM Thomas Grey Room, Pembroke College,
Mizrahi Literature Between Hebrew and Arabic Feb 15, 2018 from 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM Room SR14, Faculty of English,
Ana Min Al Yahud: Film Screening and Poetry Reading Feb 14, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM Judith E. Wilson Drama Studio, Faculty of English,
Gender as a useful category of analysis in Chinese Religions – with two case studies from the Republican period Feb 14, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Chinese Null and Covert Arguments and Their Behaviours in L2 Chinese Grammars Feb 09, 2018 from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM Room 7,
Big and small history in the Genizah: how necessary is the Cairo Genizah to writing the history of the Medieval Mediterranean? Feb 08, 2018 from 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Ritual, Interpretation, and Commentary in Chinese Late Antiquity Feb 07, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Film presentation of Seret Aravit (An Arab Film), and Q&A with the filmmaker Feb 04, 2018 from 07:30 PM to 10:30 PM Cripps Auditorium, Cripps Court,
The splendid eccentricity and originality of the 'Big Head' Shahnama Feb 02, 2018 from 05:30 PM to 06:30 PM Nihon Room, Pembroke College,
The Sinosphere Simplified Jan 31, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Taming the Dissenters: Shiism and the Concept of the Four Rightly-Guided Caliphs (al-khulafāʾ al-rāshidūn) in Early Islam Jan 29, 2018 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM Faculty Common Room,
Colonial Collage: Land, Nation and Resistance in Hebrew Avant Garde Poetics Jan 26, 2018 from 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
L3 Acquisition of Mandarin Sentence-Final Particles by English-Cantonese Bilinguals Jan 26, 2018 from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM Room 7,
Ludic Modernism: Comedy and the Making of Modern Tibetan(s) Jan 24, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Religion and the State: Faith in the Xi Jinping Era Jan 17, 2018 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Room G.19, Faculty of Classics,
The Roots of Visual Japan from Dec 14, 2017 12:00 AM to Dec 15, 2017 12:00 AM Rooms 8 & 9,
A Textual Tsunami: New Sources for a Religious History of Modern China Dec 06, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Persian Teaching Conference from Dec 01, 2017 12:00 AM to Dec 02, 2017 12:00 AM Rooms 8 & 9,
Arabian Tribalisms in Late Antiquity: Re-evaluating the Poetic Evidence Nov 30, 2017 from 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
How China came to lead the global nuclear power industry Nov 29, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Modelscapes of Memory: The valley of the communities at Yad Vashem Nov 28, 2017 from 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
On the Transnational Destruction of Cities: What Japan and the U.S. Learned from the Bombing of Britain and Germany in World War II Nov 27, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
The Processing of Mandarin Chinese Reflexives among Adult L2 Learners and Heritage Speakers Nov 24, 2017 from 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM Room 8,
Monuments, memory and misinterpretation: the temple of Zeus, or throne of Bilqis, in Athens Nov 23, 2017 from 05:15 PM to 06:45 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
The Advance of the Crayfish: The Industrialization of the Yangzi Wetlands Nov 23, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rushmoore Room, St Catharine's College,
Female Actors in Kabuki: Retrieving a Forgotten Tradition Nov 21, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,
Lunchtime Talk on Modern Algerian Literature Nov 21, 2017 from 01:00 PM to 02:30 PM Common Room,
Live subtitled rakugo performance Nov 20, 2017 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Rooms 8 & 9,

Welcome to AMES

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 this is the home for you. 

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Upcoming events

Islam and science in modern Egypt: Khaled Fahmy Inaugural Lecture

Feb 22, 2018

McCrum Lecture Theatre, Corpus Christi College

Love thy neighbour: Oman, Iran, and the Gulf

Mar 01, 2018

Thomas Grey Room, Pembroke College

The Albukhary Galleries of the Islamic World: objects in focus

Mar 09, 2018

Nihon Room, Pembroke College

Frontline Turkey. The conflict at the heart of the Middle East.

Mar 15, 2018

Thomas Grey Room, Pembroke College

Open day for prospective Undergraduates

Mar 16, 2018

Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Upcoming events