King's Fellow Professor Caroline Humphrey DBE, FBA has just been awarded the Sir Richard Burton Medal by the Royal Asiatic Society. The medal is awarded to a scholar distinguished in Asian exploration and research.
Professor Humphrey is an anthropologist who has worked across Asia and countries of the former Soviet Union. She is currently based at the Mongolia and Inner Asia Studies Unit at Cambridge, which she co-founded, and she is a Director of Research at the Department of Social Anthropology. She has been a Fellow of King's since 1978.
She holds numerous awards for her work and was made a Dame Commander of the British Empire (DBE) in 2011.
She will receive the Medal at the Royal Asiatic Society on 15 May 2014, and will give a lecture as part of the ceremony. The lecture starts at 5.30pm and will be on 'Empires and their Merchants: Communication and Incomprehension on the Russia-China Border in the 19th Century'.