News from the Centre

24 June 2022
Our Acting Director, Dr Paul Anderson, will talk this afternoon at the Cambridge University Arab Society on his research – ‘A New Silk Road? Mercantile Connections Across Asia’ The talk will take place at the Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies at 3pm in room 10. For more details:
21 June 2022
We cordially invite you to a new exhibition in Cambridge – the first solo show of Aman Aheer, titled ‘Man is Not a Bird’, at Saint Peter’s Church, Cambridge, opening from 2 July to 11 July 2022, curated by Eleanor Stephenson with commentary by the Centre’s Taushif Kara. This exhibition will showcase site-specific installations and paintings by Aman Aheer. Aheer has chosen to explore another facet of British street food culture – fried chicken. Aheer has meticulously excavated and preserved … to rebuild and recontextualise the chicken as an installation in a space once used for worship. Details here:
17 June 2022
The latest in our joint-sponsored ‘From Konkan to Coromandel’ series  – Arthur Millner talking about ‘A Cosmopolitan yet Local Tradition: Glazed Tiles in the Deccani Sultanates’ – is now available on our videos-and-podcasts page.
9 June 2022
Our Research Associate, Dr Taushif Kara, has been quoted by NBC news on the recent tensions between India and the Gulf –
22 Apr 2022
Great to see that our Teaching Associate, Yomna Helmy has just had her new paper “Maqāṣid al-Sharī‘a From Islamic Modernism to Theorizing Authoritarianism” published in the special issue of the American Journal of Islam and Society. It’s available on this link: