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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

 
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


06 April 2020
As part of Toshiba's 'Japan Insights' collection of online essays, Prof Barak Kushner examines the diversity of Osaka's food culture.


06 March 2020
Commentary by Ramon Pacheco Pardo, Eric Ballbach, Sabine Burghart, Nicola Casarini, Mario Esteban, Lucia Husenicova, Sangsoo Lee, Françoise Nicolas, John Nilsson-Wright, Oskar Pietrewicz and Elina Sinkkonen


03 March 2020
The enormous influence of the Egyptian film industry on popular culture and collective imagination across the Arab world is widely acknowledged but little is known about its concrete workings behind the scenes. This new book provides a fascinating glimpse into the lived reality of commercial film production in today's Cairo, with an emphasis on labor hierarchies, production practices, and the recent transition to digital technologies.


02 March 2020
Tessa Rizzoli impresses judges at the Fifteenth Japanese Speech Contest for University Students.


01 March 2020
Newly published by Wiley and available through open access, this article by Dr Paul Anderson offers a different theorization of the commercial geographies and economic networks that connect China to the Middle East from those associated with the metaphor of the ‘Silk Road’.


28 February 2020
This exhibition of work by the Jerusalem-born Palestinian artists Kamal Boullata (1942—2019), is being extended until 22nd March. The exhibition, entry to which is free, is is on at the West Court Gallery in Jesus College. The gallery is open from 10am to 6pm each day.


23 February 2020
The Hebrew Studies section of FAMES has launched a new open-access series entitled Cambridge Semitic Languages and Cultures. The first book in the series, by Geoffrey Khan, has just appeared and the open-access electronic version is now available online.


21 February 2020
Roman Vater has contributed to a new study "Jewish Radicalisms: Historical Perspectives on a Phenomenon of Global Modernity" published by De Gruyter.


21 February 2020
In tandem with her colleague Rana Issa, Suneela Mubayi has been awarded a grant by the US National Endowment for the Arts to support their translation (from Arabic into English) of the travelogue "Tickets to Malta, London, and Paris" by the Remarkable Aḥmad Fāris.


21 February 2020
Nathan Miller's article spans two issues of Mediterranean Studies


11 February 2020
New volume published by Hong Kong University Press, edited by Barak Kushner and Andrew Levidis


30 January 2020
As part of Prof Kushner’s sabbatical fellowship at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Study in Uppsala, he delivered a lecture entitled,“A Drunken Charade?”: Finding East Asian Justice in Imperial Decline and Colonial Defeat," on Tuesday, 28th January, 2020.