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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

One Writer, Many Guises

Feb 21, 2018

Rooms 8 & 9

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