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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

05 June 2024
Translation and the Borders of Contemporary Japanese Literature: Inciting Difference

28 May 2024
On 22 May 2024, Min Jin Lee, acclaimed author of the bestselling novel Pachinko, gave a talk as part of the Ra Jong-Yil Lecture Series at the University of Cambridge.

15 May 2024
The Japanese Studies section celebrated 75 Years of Japanese Studies at Cambridge on Friday 10 May at an evening reception with alumni, students and supporters

10 May 2024
On 7 May 2024, the inaugural Cambridge Korean Studies Graduate Workshop took place at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research.

06 May 2024
Professor Kushner delivered a lecture on 2 May summarizing his recent work: “When Justice Fails: Postwar East Asia and the struggles over memory and history”

03 May 2024
Dr Nilsson-Wright was part of a 30 minute discussion programme on Wednesday of this week with the Arirang English-language TV programme, “Within the Frame” discussing North Korea’s security challenges in East Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

03 May 2024
Kanda Yoko and Tatekawa Shinoharu brought their captivating performances to FAMES on Wednesday 1 May 2024

30 April 2024
We have been successful in a bid to attract British Academy funding for a 4-Year Global Professor to join the Department of Middle Eastern Studies at FAMES. This is one of eight new Global Professorships announced by the Academy.

26 April 2024
James Montgomery writes for New Lines Magazine about how, when his patron captured Indian Brahmins, Abu Rayhan al-Biruni saw the chance to study a living link to a lost Greek civilization

24 April 2024
Elizabeth Monier was interviewed by BBC News Brazil for a report on alliances and rivalries and in the Middle East, published 20 April.

24 April 2024
Elizabeth Monier was panel chair and discussant for a session in the "Erasures in Iraq" workshop hosted by the Centre for Minorities Research at St Andrews University on 15th April. This was a one-day event that brought together scholars and practitioners to discuss and raise awareness on erasures. The focus was specifically on Iraqi/Kurdish social groups and themes that deserve attention but remain neglected.

23 April 2024
We are extremely proud of our alumna Tessa Rizzoli. Tessa, who graduated in 2020 from Japanese Studies at AMES, has recently published in Japanese a very interesting book on the Japanese language:『イタリア女子が沼ったジワる日本語』(亜紀書房、2024)

22 April 2024
James Montgomery joins New Lines Culture Editor Lydia Wilson on The Lede podcast to discuss his latest book, “In Deadly Embrace: Arabic Hunting Poems,” which offers a new translation of hunting poetry by Ibn al-Motaz, a poet writing in the ninth century, after the establishment of the Islamic caliphate.

19 April 2024
Wiktor Gębski one of the post docs from our Faculty has had a book published this week called A Grammar of the Jewish Arabic Dialect of Gabes.