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Academical Year 2015-2016

    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