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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

02 July 2020
Dr Moretti's exciting new transcription project enters its second month

30 June 2020
Due to the effects of the coronovirus pandemic, the University will be hosting Open Days virtually until further notice. The next University-wide Open Day will be held on 2nd & 3rd July, 2020.

26 June 2020
The Times Literary Supplement (TLS) has published a review by Lydia Wilson of Thomas Hegghammer’s biography "The Caravan: Abdallah Azzam and the rise of global jihad"

25 June 2020
The winner of the 2020 Social History Society Book Prize is: Khaled Fahmy, In Quest of Justice. Islamic Law and Forensic Medicine in Modern Egypt (University of California Press, 2018).

16 June 2020
We are pleased to invite you to the virtual launch of a new book at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge

12 June 2020
Saussan Khalil is featured in an article in Middle East Eye about how a handful of teachers are pioneering new ways of teaching children to read the formal standard Arabic used to write children’s books and which is so distinct from their spoken tongue.

11 June 2020
The Cambridge Admissions Office have released a film about the Faculty's Undergraduate programmes on the University's YouTube channel. This film features several students and staff members talking about a wide range of aspects of the courses and study environment we offer here.

04 June 2020
Dr Laura Moretti has been awarded a grant for the project "Invitations to Playful Reading: towards a new Paradigm for the Study of Graphic Fiction from Early Modern to Contemporary Japan" through the Stockholm-Cambridge Collaborative Research Grants Scheme.

02 June 2020
"Studies in Semitic Vocalisation and Reading Traditions" - the third volume in the series "Cambridge Semitic Languages and Cultures" - has just been published by University of Cambridge & Open Book Publishers. Edited by Aaron Hornkohl and Geoffrey Khan, this volume brings together papers relating to the pronunciation of Semitic languages and the representation of their pronunciation in written form.

01 June 2020
Dr Hajni Elias recently gave a talk the with title “Stele for Magistrate Jing Yun 景雲: An Eastern Han Memorial Stele from the Southwest with Reference to the Chuci 楚辭.” The stele dates to 173 CE and was discovered at the banks of the Yangtze River in 2004.

01 June 2020
Dr Laura Moretti has launched the transcription project titled “Tackling Pandemics in Early Modern Japan”. Organized in collaboration with Prof. Hashimoto Yuta (National Museum of Japanese History) and using the Artificial Intelligence platform Minna de honkoku みんなで翻刻, the project aims at transcribing a conspicuous number of early modern books and ephemera dealing with smallpox, cholera, and measles.

27 May 2020
Issue 6 of the journal Leeds Language Scholar is a Special Issue on the subject of “Teaching Arabic” and features a paper by Dr Saussan Khalil: "A delineation of variation in Arabic between fuṣḥá and Egyptian ’āmmīyah".

22 May 2020
Two recent talks given by Prof. Khaled Fahmy, His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Sa'id Professor of Modern Arabic Studies, are available to watch online.

13 May 2020
Dr Kuan-Jen Chen published his article “Projecting Poseidon’s Trident: America’s East Asia and the Shifting Contours of 1950s Postwar Naval Policy” in Cold War History Journal