Wright Lecture Series Lent 2012

Thursdays 2 & 23 February, 15 March 2012
Time: 5pm
Place: Rooms 8 & 9, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, University of Cambridge

William Wright (1830-1889) was Sir Thomas Adams’s Professor of Arabic in the University of Cambridge and was renowned as a Semiticist and a philologist. The Wright Lecture Series, named in his honour, is run by the Department of Middle Eastern Studies in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies in association with the Centre of Islamic Studies. Reflecting the spread of the Department’s academic interests, the Wright Lecture Series addresses topics of relevance to the study and understanding of the Middle East, Iran and India, ancient and modern.



2 February:
Professor Nicholas de Lange, University of Cambridge
Byzantium in the Cairo Genizah

23 February:
Dr Torsten Tschacher, University of Göttingen
The Compulsions of Language or the Choice of Poets?: A Tamil Perspective on the Study of Islamic Literatures in South Asia

15 March:
Professor Adel Gamal, University of Arizona
The Moral Values of pre-Islamic Arabia