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June 2017

Lecture: Dr Shahrokh Razmjou: The Puzzle of Median Art

June 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AH
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Median art to this day remains a mystery in the art of the ancient Near East. Despite the numerous references to the Medes in historical sources, the lack of primary sources and the uncertainty of artefacts has cast a shadow over Median art and its existence. This lecture will look at evidence of Median artistic elements that are hidden within Achaemenid art and will discuss the related evidence in the Median Period and its possible format. The result will present…

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September 2017

Lecture: Dr Jane Lewisohn: From Golha to Golistan

September 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AH
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From Golha to Golistan: archiving and preserving the 20th-century Persian performing arts In this presentation Dr Lewisohn will highlight some of the challenges the researcher is confronted with in archiving the Performing Arts of Iran of the 20th century. During the seven (2005-2012) years that she spent archiving the Golha Radio programs and creating a searchable platform for those programs, many other archives have come to light which also need to be preserved and made accessible to scholars in a…

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