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March 2017

BIPS Workshop 2017 – Edinburgh

March 4 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
IMES, University of Edinburgh
19 George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD
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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 10.45 am             Miss Massoumeh Assemi - Mobile Architecture : This talk is concerned with Nakhl, a form of…

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AKS Lambton Memorial Lecture: Professor Birgitt Hoffmann

March 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace
London , SW1Y 5AH United Kingdom
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Professor Birgitt Hoffmann, Iranian Studies, University of Bamberg will speak on Views from inside: how Iranian travellers of the Qajar period perceived and described their own country The Qajar period (1796-1925) saw a remarkable increase in Persian travelogues describing journeys abroad, pilgrimages and domestic trips. So far scholarly attention has concentrated rather on Iranians touring Europe and beyond in the context of the first diplomatic missions, students’ delegations, official visits of ruling monarchs and private trips of lesser celebrities. Studies…

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April 2017

Conference: Symposia Iranica 2017: Cambridge

April 11 - April 12
Pembroke College, Trumpington St
Cambridge, CB2 1RF United Kingdom
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Symposia Iranica is Iranian studies' leading forum for early career scholars. A dedicated, multidisciplinary, peer-reviewed platform open to emerging scholars working on any aspect of Iranian or Persian Studies established in 2012, its two previous conferences were hosted by the University of St Andrews at St Mary’s College in 2013 and the University of Cambridge at Downing College in 2015. The 2017 Conference will be held in Cambridge at Pembroke College on the 11 and 12 April 2017.   Further details…

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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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