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Become a member of the British Institute of Persian Studies.

Membership of the British Institute of Persian Studies is open to all and we welcome new members. The Institute organizes an extensive programme of talks, conferences and workshops throughout the year in the UK and overseas. It publishes its journal IRAN and occasional books in its Archaeological Monography and Persian Studies Series. Members will also receive regular updates about our activities and a copy of the Annual Report. Becoming a member is your chance to support our work and contribute to our efforts to broaden appreciation of the cultural heritage of the Persian world.

We offer four types of membership and you can see more information about these below. You may join or renew by paying online here. Membership runs from January to December.


Full Membership (£40.00)

Student Membership (£20.00)

Fellow (£50.00)

Corresponding (£30.00)

For information about other ways to pay for your membership, please contact the UK Administrator.

We ask all new members to complete a Membership Form.

Membership Options

All members are invited to come free of charge to all our events. Some conferences are also free to members, or you will be entitled to reduced fees. You will also receive our Annual Report and invitation to the Annual General Meeting. You will be sent printed copies of IRAN as soon as they are published. We offer four types of membership:

TypeBenefits/Conditions for the membership type Annual Cost
Full MemberYou may stand for election to, and/or nominate trustees for, the BIPS Governing Council.£40.00
(for academics)
You may stand for election to, and/or nominate trustees for, the BIPS Governing Council.£50.00
Student Member
[for students - you are asked to provide proof of your student status]
You may stand for election to, and/or nominate trustees for, the BIPS Student Members’ Committee.£20.00
Corresponding Member
(for overseas members)
You are also not eligible to nominate trustees or stand for the Governing Council.£30.00
We can accept payments by cheque or credit card, if you do not wish to use the PayPal buttons above.   We hope to set up a Direct Debit scheme in the near future.

Please contact the UK Administrator with any membership queries.