Wright Lecture Series Lent 2013

Thursdays 24 January, 14 & 28 February 2013

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.



24 January

Prof. Holger Gzella Professor of Hebrew & Aramaic, Leiden University

Different Matter, Same Pattern: Direct Object Marking in Northwest Semitic

14 February

Dr Isabel Toral-Niehoff Marie Curie Senior Research Fellow, Aga Khan University in London, Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilizations

Arab identity in the Making: The ‘Unique Necklace’ in Umayyad Andalusia

28 February

Prof. David Morgan Emeritus Professor of History and Religious Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison

How ‘Mongol’ was the Mongol Empire?

Poster is available here