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Lent, 2017

China Research Seminar

MES Graduate Research Seminars

EAS Postgraduate Research Seminars

Cambridge Lectures in Islamic Art

Cambridge Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies, Pembroke College

Turbulent World seminar series

Centre of Islamic Studies

Mongolia & Inner Asia Research Unit - Research Seminars

Michaelmas, 2016

China Research Seminar

East Asian Studies Seminar Series

Research Seminars on Chinese Linguistics & Chinese as a Second Language

Cambridge Lectures in Islamic Art

Cambridge Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies, Pembroke College

Mongolia & Inner Asia Study Unit (MIASU) Research Seminar Series

Asian Archaeology Group

Easter, 2016

China Research Seminar

Chuan Lyu Lectures

EAS Postgraduate Research Seminar

Faculty Research Day, 2016

Monday, 23rd May, 2016 from 9:40am to 4:30pm in Rooms 8 & 9

Cambridge Lectures in Islamic Art

Series of talks promoted by the Cambridge Shahnama centre for Persian Studies, Pembroke College

Khamriyya as a World Poetic Genre

Comparative Perspectives on Wine Poetry in Near and Middle Eastern Literatures

Monday, 20th - Wednesday, 22nd June, 2016
Room G21, Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Site

Workshop details and programme

Arabic in the Ottoman Empire

Thursday, 21st and Friday, 22nd April, 2016
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

The 2016 Ra Jong-Yil Lecture in Korean Studies

Lessons from Korea

Ambassador Kathleen Stephens
Former American Ambassador to the Republic of Korea
William J. Perry Distinguished Fellow, Stanford University

  • Friday, 3rd June, 2016 at 5:00pm
    Old Library, Darwin College

poster ]

Engaging China in a Globalizing Age

Friday, 27th May, 2016 at 4:00pm in Rooms 8 & 9
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

A round-table discussion organised by Prof. Jeff Wasserstrom, Dr Rachel Leow and Prof. Hans van de Ven.

Further details 

Magic Mirror: Reflections of an American Composer in Japan

Special guest lecture by Dr Marty Regan, Texas A&M University

Monday, 16th May, 2016 at 5:00pm in Rooms 8 & 9
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

American composer Marty Regan presents his works for traditional Japanese instruments and discusses challenges encountered in intercultural composition and issues of musical identity. His presentation will also include a brief performance demonstration of the shakuhachi (end-blown bamboo flute) as well as a discussion of the intersections between Japanese musical aesthetics and other forms of creative expression and aspects of Japanese culture.

poster ]

Five Years at the Asian Development Bank: US Policies and Asian Priorities

Special guest lecture by Robert (Skipp) Orr

Tuesday, 17th May, 2016 at 5:00pm in Rooms 8 & 9
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Robert (Skipp) Orr is a former US ambassador to the Asian Development Bank, who began as an academic in Political Science with a Japan focus. He left academe to among other things become head of Boeing Japan before becoming an international advisor for the Obama campaign in 2008, which resulted in the ambassadorship.

poster ]

Mongolia & Inner Asia Research Seminars

Mongolia & Inner Asia Research Unit, University of Cambridge

Judah Halevi's Pilgrimage: The View from the Diwan

Annual Genizah Lecture by Professor Raymond Scheindlin

Tuesday, 10th May, 2016 at 5:00pm
Runcie Room, Faculty of Divinity, University of Cambridge

Further details

poster ]

China Goes Global: New Perspectives on Chinese Migration in China and Abroad

CRASSH Conference convened by Rudolph Ng

Monday, 27th & Tuesday, 28th June, 2016
St Catharine's College (McGrath Centre and Ramsden Room) 

Fifth Korean Screen Culture Conference

Thursday, 2nd - Saturday, 4th June, 2016
King's College London

Japanese Taster Day for School Students

Monday, 18th April, 2016 from 9:45 - 15:15
Emmanuel College, St Andrew's Street, Cambridge

poster ]

Iraq's disappearing religions, and why they matter

Aradin Charitable Trust Spring 2016 Lecture by Gerard Russell

Wednesday, 18th May, 2016 at 5pm
Audit Room, King’s College, Cambridge

poster ]

Lent, 2016

Sights & Sounds of Japan

The Japanese Studies group presented a programme of events on Friday, 11th March, 2016 inviting participants to experience different aspects of Japanese traditional culture as it is lived today.

East Asian Studies Seminar Series

China Research Seminar

EAS Postgraduate Research Seminar

Iranian Cinema - Film Series & Discussion Series

Persian Calligraphy Workshops

Woolf Institute Panel Series: Muslim-Jewish Relations

What do animated cartoons tell us about Egypt's politics?

Tuesday, 9th February, 2016 at 5pm in Rooms 8 & 9
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge

Between Escapism and Strife

A Tribute to The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School

Turbulent World - Lent, 2016

Series of talks promoted by the Centre of Islamic Studies

Draw Me a Gun: Children’s Books in the Trenches of the Arab Hanoi

Tuesday, 8th March, 2016 at 5.30pm in the Sir Arthur Quiller Couch Room,
Divinity School, St. John’s College 

Cambridge Middle East History Group present a talk by Zeina Maasri, American University of Beirut/Brighton

poster ]

Exploring the Independent Music Scene in Egypt 
and its Role in Society

Friday, 4th March, 2016 at 5.30pm in Room G.21, Faculty of Classics

Cambridge University Arab Society and Cambridge University Middle East Society present a talk with Cairokee and Zap Tharawat. Cairokee are one of the most influential music groups in Egypt and the Middle East today. Zap Tharwat is a rapper and a poet. The art of both Zap Tharwat and Cairokee specifically, and many in the independent music scene in Egypt generally is distinguished by its ability to reflect the opinions of the youth not only about the current political status but about many other societal issues. 

Nineb Lamassu - Stolen Title: Genocide, Massacres, and Asylum

Friday, 22nd January, 2016 at 19:15 in Keynes Hall, King's College, Cambridge

A night of Poetry and Music from Iraqi-Assyrian poet Nineb Lamassu and folk artist Helen Saint Vincent. 

A Bird’s-Eye View of Near Eastern Intellectual History

Prof. Rémi Brague opens Aradin’s Spring 2016 Lecture Series

Wednesday, 17th February, 2016 at 5pm
Boys Smith Room, Fisher Building St John’s College 

Mongolia & Inner Asia Research Seminars

Mongolia & Inner Asia Research Unit, University of Cambridge

Michaelmas, 2015

Asian Studies Seminar Series

China Research Seminar

DEAS Postgraduate Research Seminar

The Dissolution of the Japanese Empire and the Struggle for Legitimacy in Postwar East Asia

ERC Project Guest Lectures

University Language Centre Language Programme (CULP)

Pilot course for introductory Persian (Farsi)

Tuesdays at 5pm, Room 7, Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies

Wright Lecture Series

Mongolia & Inner Asia Research Seminars

Mongolia & Inner Asia Research Unit, University of Cambridge

Centre of Islamic Studies at the Festival of Ideas 2015

The Centre of Islamic Studies will be organising three events at this year's Festival of Ideas.

  • Rapping Our Way to Islam [ poster ]
  • Bridging the Middle East with the Rest of the World through Perfumery [ poster ]
  • Islamophobia: New Findings, New Perspectives [ poster ]

Further details

How Can the International Community Effectively Engage North Korea

One-day conference

Saturday, 12th December, 2015

Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities
Alison Richard Building, West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT


Birkbeck Lectures 2015: Islam in South Asia

  • Tuesday 17 November at 5.00 pm: Barbara D. Metcalf (Professor Emeritus of History at the University of California, Davis) on '"Outsider" Authority in Islam: The Writings of a Nineteenth-Century Muslim Queen' 
  • Wednesday 18 November at 5.00 pmBarbara D. Metcalf on 'When Authorities Clash: The Differences of two Islamic Scholars over the Secular and Plural State' 
  • Thursday 19 November at 2.30 pm: Richard Eaton (Professor of History, University of Arizona) on 'Theorizing Historical Space in Precolonial India: Sovereignty, Religion, Literary Networks'


In the Winstanley Lecture Theatre, Blue Boar Court, Trinity College    (off Whewell's Courts, entrance on Trinity St opposite the Great Gate)


Professor Boyd Hilton 

For earlier events see the Events Archive for the Academical Year 2014-2015