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Introductory Workshops on Persian Calligraphy

 

These introductory workshops will be held held at 5:15 pm on Mondays 25th February and 4th and 11th March 2013. The discussions are conducted by Dr Saeed Talajooy and the calligraphy teacher is Mr. Abbas Mozafari. The venue is Room 7, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA

 

 

 

Iranian Cinema: Gender, Nation and Narration (January, February and March 2013)

 

This screening and discussion series deals with some of the masterpieces of post-revolutionary Iranian Cinema. The films have been carefully selcted to provide opportunities for discussing various aspects of Iranian culture and history. Each screening is followed by a discussion session conducted by Dr Saeed Talajooy on the cultural, historical and artistic aspects of the films.

All films are in Persian with English subtitles. Admission is free and all are welcome.

The venue is Lecture Room 1, Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA.

For further inquiries, please contact Dr Saeed Talajooy at srt34@cam.ac.uk

 

Persian to English Literary Translation Competition (2012-2013)

Funded by the Persian Studies at the University of Cambridge

The Persian Studies group is pleased to announce its first Persian to English Literary Translation Competition which will reward as yet unpublished literary translations of modern or contemporary Persian poetry, fiction or drama into English. The competition is for the students of European and British universities only. The deadline for receiving the translations for the 2012-2013 entry is 30th April 2013 and the result of the competition will be announced by 30th July 2013. Prizes for the best translations are £200 for the first, £100 for the second, and £50 for the third. The awarded translations will be considered for online publication through the University of Cambridge website or print publication.

Each entry must consist of the source text, a maximum of 15 double-spaced pages of translation, an entry form and the entry fee. The entry fee is £7 per each translation, paid by a cheque drawn on a British bank and payable to University of Cambridge.

Email: srt34@cam.ac.uk (For Further Inquiries)


Open language classes in Urdu, Hindi, Kazakh and Turkish

Teaching in Urdu and Hindi is provided by a native speaker, Mr Aishwarj Kumar, and specific questions about the class(es) should be addressed to him: ak403@cam.ac.uk

Teaching in Kazakh is provided by a native speaker, Dr Furhat Dadajanov. Any enquiries about this class should be sent to Professor Geoffrey Khan: gk101@cam.ac.uk

Teaching in Turkish is provided by a native speaker, Mrs Berua Akca, and specific questions about this class should be addressed to her: aa110@soas.ac.uk

 

Wright Lecture Series

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 with six lectures during Michaelmas and Lent terms each year. 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.

http://www.ames.cam.ac.uk/news_events/wright-lectures-michaelmas-2012.html