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BIPS Workshop 2017 – Edinburgh

March 4, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

The annual BIPS Workshop will be held at the Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Edinburgh on Saturday 4th March 2017.    The Workshop offers those awarded our grants to present their research to their peers.  The programme will be

9.30 am              Registration and Welcome

10.00 am             Dr Ignacio Agrimbau [School of Oriental and African Studies]

10.45 am             Miss Massoumeh Assemi [Courtauld Institute of Art]Mobile Architecture : This talk is concerned with Nakhl, a form of mobile architecture, used during the commemoration of battle of Karbala in the month of Muharram, as performed in the towns and villages in the province of Yazd in Iran. Time permitting the talk will also look at mobile architecture in India and Trinidad and Tobago.

11.30 am             Coffee

 11.45 am             Dr Jane Lewisohn [School of Oriental and African Studies]

12.30 pm             LUNCH

2.00 pm             Ms Moujan Matin [University of Oxford]

2.45 pm             Dr Siavush Randjbar-Daemi [University of Manchester] – Beacon of Diversity: Ayandegan and the Iranian Spring of Freedom of 1979.

3.30 pm             Dr Ruth Young [University of Leicester] – Exploration of Zoroastrian villages, Yazd, Iran : This historical archaeology project aims to explore a series of abandoned and semi-abandoned Zoroastrian and Muslim villages in order to learn about the ways in which very specific religious practices have shaped domestic and village space, and the impact this has had on material culture.

4.15 pm             Summary – Dr Lloyd Ridgeon (Chair, BIPS Research Committee)

You would be welcome to come along to some or all of the presentations but please let the UK Administrator know that you wish to attend.   Please note refreshments will only be provided to the participants.


March 4, 2017
9:30 am - 5:00 pm
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University of Edinburgh
19 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
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