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! For further details please go to https://www.brismes.ac.uk/news/award-for-services-to-middle-eastern-studies and the Award Speech is on https://www.brismes.ac.uk/files/documents/Speech%20for%20Paul%20Starkey%20Services%20Award.pdf
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2019-2021. Duns U3A Lecture series on the Middle East. These are continuing from 22 October 2021 unil June 2022 with a series of talks based on the theme: The Middle East: Seas and Borderlands. For further information go to https://dunsu3a.com/
2021 ASTENE Spring Lecture Series including papers by Janet and Paul and a book launch. Jne also gave a talk at the ASTENE on-line Summer Conference in July 2021. 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'
Apart from U3A lectures, we are giving several lectures in Edinburgh in the next few months. More anon!
We are also on the DCC700 Committee which is organising a two-day seminar on the Egyptologist Robert Hay and his Friends from 10 to 12 April. This will be held in Duns Castle. For further information go to https://www.astene.org.uk/current-events/hay-seminar and further information will be available on the DCC700 website soon.
See also https://www.astene.org.uk/current-events/travellers-in-ottoman-lands about an event we are involved in organising with other colleages in Edinburgh and in ASTENE to be held in Sarajevo in August 2022. More information to follow
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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.