On 1 July 2021 Paul was awarded the very prestigious Brismes Award for Services to Middle Eastern Studies in recognition of his outstanding contribution to Middle Eastern Studies in the United Kingdom over many years. Congratulations to him!
2019-2021. Duns U3A Lecture series on the Middle East
2021 ASTENE Spring Lecture Series including papers by Janet and Paul and a book launch. For more information, click here.
8 April 2021. On-line lecture to the South East Scotland branch of St John Scotland entitled: Hospitals, Humours and Hospitallers: the story of medicine in the Levant'
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Keywords in our work: Understanding the Middle East | Arabic literature | Translation | Ethnography| Orientalist art| Botany| Travellers | East India Company | India and the Coromandel | Ottoman Empire | Aleppo | Egypt | Arabian Peninsula. Also | Scottish cookery | Aberdeenshire | Scottish Borders | music |
Welcome to our website! This is what you can find here:
- Information about Paul and Janet Starkey
- Full lists of most of our publications
- Information about our current research projects including Janet's book on Strathbogie and Paul's translations from Arabic to English
- Our roles in various Associations
- PDFs of various lectures on the Middle East
- Pages about culinary traditions in Aberdeenshire and Banffshire
- Pages dedicated to the Russell family and associates in the 18th century
- Short accounts about our long journeys in Europe, the Middle East and America.