Wright Lecture Series Michaelmas 2013

Tuesdays 29 October, 12 & 26 November & 5 December 2013

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.


29 October

Professor Geert Jan van Gelder (Oxford)

The Doubts of Ibn al-Shibl al-Baghdādī (d. 474/1081–2), Poet, Philosopher, and Physician

12 November

Professor Charles Tripp (SOAS, University of London)

Fighting to reclaim the city in the Middle East: emerging publics and theatres of violence

26 November

Dr James Hegarty (Cardiff University)

The Conversations of Gods, Sages and Kings in Hindu, Jain and Buddhist Traditions

5 December

Professor Ludwig Paul (Asien-Afrika-Institut, Universität Hamburg)

Early Judaeo-Persian as an Ethnolect on the Middle Eastern Scene, and the Judaeo-Persian Formulae on the Kollam Plates

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