Wright Lecture Series Lent 2014

Tuesdays 21 January, 4 & 18 February 2014

Time: 5 – 6.30pm

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.


21 January
Professor James Montgomery (Cambridge)
Al-Jahiz and the Hippocratic Corpus in Arabic

4 February
Dr Gabrielle van den Berg (Universiteit Leiden)
The Art of Celebrating: Life at the court as represented in Ghaznavid and Saljuq Court Poetry

18 February
Professor Sefan Reif (Cambridge)
The Development of Metaphors in the Liturgical Hebrew of Early Rabbinic Judaism