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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

02 March 2021
Date of next undergraduate Open Day announced

22 February 2021
Dr Vicky Young will be moderating a panel at the interdisciplinary workshop: Heritage from the Margins? Shuri Castle and the Politics of Memory. The Workshop will take place 5-6 Marc 2021.

22 February 2021
The enormous influence of the Egyptian film industry on popular culture and collective imagination across the Arab world is widely acknowledged but little is known about its concrete workings behind the scenes. This new book provides a fascinating glimpse into the lived reality of commercial film production in today's Cairo, with an emphasis on labor hierarchies, production practices, and the recent transition to digital technologies.

18 February 2021
To help refugee children stay in touch with their heritage, Saussan Khalil took on the task of teaching them Arabic in a uniquely accessible way

16 February 2021
The termly Japan and the World Newsletter is out now

15 February 2021
Amira Benison participated in a short history documentary for the History Hit website.

11 February 2021
The Gates Cambridge Trust have announced the results of their US selection round 2021 and one of the successful applicants is David Jun Lee who will be coming here to study with Dr John Nilsson-Wright this autumn

09 February 2021
Dr Chen’s research interests lie in Cold War history, modern East Asian history, maritime history, and US foreign policy.

04 February 2021
Prof. Fahmy has recently given a number of interviews on the subject of the tenth anniversary of the Arab Spring

01 February 2021
The article features an interview with Dr Nuri Kim on the new MPhil and his hopes for the future of Korean Studies at Cambridge

28 January 2021
The transcription project led by Dr Laura Moretti has attracted more interest from the Japanese press, featuring in major national newspaper, Yomiuri Shinbun 読売新聞

22 January 2021
The article discusses the increasing interest in Korean Studies in the UK, and the newly established programme at FAMES

21 January 2021
The faculty is delighted to announce the launch of the new Korean Studies MPhil Programme and the appointment of Dr Nuri Kim as University Lecturer in Korean Studies. We look forward to welcoming our first students onto the new programme, and to the bright future ahead for Korean Studies in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

14 January 2021
Artist and writer Edmund de Waal has included the book "Antarah ibn Shaddād, War Songs" by Prof. James Montgomery in his Library of Exile which he is sending to the Library of Mosul which is being rebuilt following its destruction by ISIS in 2015.