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Michaelmas Term 2018

The Cambridge Middle East History Group draws together expertise from around the University of Cambridge on the history of the Middle East. It is based in the Faculty of History but also works closely with the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies.

All seminars meet on Wednesdays at 5.30 in the Junior Parlour, Trinity College, unless otherwise indicated

All welcome

The seminar will be followed by wine and refreshments


Wednesday 17 October

Ceyda Karamursel (SOAS),
‘Shiny Things and Sovereign Power: Uses and Abuses of Dynastic Property in the Late Ottoman Empire and Early Turkish Republic’


Wednesday 31 October

Edna Bonhomme (Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin),
‘Ports and Pestilence in North Africa: Tracing Power in a Global History of Epidemics’


Wednesday 21 November

Elise Burton (Cambridge),
‘From Bones to Blood: The Search for “Ancient Races” in the Interwar Middle East’


Helen Pfeifer
Andrew Arsan
Arthur Asseraf


The Group is grateful for the financial support of the Trevelyan Fund.


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Inaugural lecture

All seminars meet on Wednesdays at 5.30 in the Sir Arthur Quiller Couch Room, Old Divinity School, St. John’s College


All welcome

Wine and refreshments will be served