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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

25 October 2019
Parwana Fayyaz, who is studying here for a PhD in Persian Studies, has won the 2019 Forward Prize for the best single poem for her work ‘Forty Names,’ which portrays the collective experience of struggle and sacrifice of 40 women who jump off a cliff.

24 October 2019
Dr Christine van Ruymbeke was elected as a member and Secretary of the Board of the Societas Iranologica Europaea at the 9th European Conference of Iranian Studies and also gave a key-note address.

23 October 2019
The fieldwork of PhD student Aslisho Qurboniev's work on 'The History of Manuscript Production and Arabic Book in Tunisia' was featured in a student-curated exhibition in the Gallery at Wolfson College.

23 October 2019
An advertisement for the inaugural Kaho Postdoctoral Fellowship position will be released in January 2020

22 October 2019
As Emperor Naruhito completes enthronement ceremony, Professor Adolphson offers some thoughts on Japan's royal regalia for CNN

16 October 2019
This past spring Dr Yaron Peleg traveled to Nanjing, China, with graduate student, Huiruo Li, to teach a 2-week course on the history of Zionism at Nanjing University. Huiruo assisted in teaching the course, which attracted about 30 undergraduate and graduate students

02 October 2019
Roel Sterckx interviewed in "The Diplomat" by Catherine Putz.

30 September 2019
A new forthcoming co-edited volume from Barak Kushner and Sherzod Muminov (University of East Anglia) will be out soon from Bloomsbury Publishers.

18 September 2019
Full details of the RESPOND project conference announced

05 September 2019
Hajni Elias examines the Southwest Silk Road as a zone of interaction and means of cultural and artistic transmission amongst the early societies of southwest China, Vietnam and Southeast Asia.

14 August 2019
Dan and Roel Sterckz sit down to talk about all things Confucius, the ancient Chinese philosopher and politician. They discuss his influence in the trajectory of intellectual history and what we know about the historical Confucius.

13 August 2019
The workshop is based on Prof Kushner’s Chiang Ching-kuo Foundation project: Charting the Geography of Power: Visualizing the Shifting Landscape from Imperial to Postwar East Asia through War Crimes Trials.

13 August 2019
As well as being a visiting professor and teaching a summer course at Waseda University, Professor Barak Kushner also spent a portion of the summer giving lectures in Japan and China

03 July 2019
On 2nd July, 2019, Prof. Barak Kushner received the 15th Nakasone Yasuhiro Award. He follows in the footsteps of his colleague, John Nilsson-Wright, who was the recipient of the 10th Award.

28 May 2019
Dr Paul Noorlander and Dorota Molin of the Hebrew and Semitic Sudies section share their experience of a recent field trip in Northern Iraq (KRG region), and give a general introduction to Neo-Aramaic, its long and rich history, and explain the causes for of its severe endangerment.