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IRAN 59/1 (2021)

Iran 59/1 (2021)     BIPS is delighted to announce the publication of Iran 59/1 (2021). Members can access the journal online logging in to their accounts on the BIPS website. Hard copies of Iran 59/1 have been dispatched and members who opted to receive...

Iran Society Bursary

The Iran Society has provided BIPS with a ONE YEAR bursary of £5,000 for 2021-22 to enable a final-year PhD student to complete, and time permitting, to initiate a post-doctoral research project. The bursary may be divided into £2,500 each for two finalists for the...

Persian Arts of the Book conference

Persian Arts of the Book About the event 'Persian Arts of the Book' gathers scholars from around the world with expert curators from Oxford and beyond to reflect on the Persian manuscript tradition. In a series of short presentations and thematic panel discussions we...

Safavid Persia in the Age of Empires.

Safavid Persia in the Age of Empires.   Edited by Professor Charles Melville   The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries saw the establishment of the new Safavid regime in Iran. Along with reuniting the Persian lands under one rule, the Safavids initiated the...

Transfer of cultural material from the British Institute of Persian Studies to the National Museum of Iran

Transfer of cultural material from the British Institute of Persian Studies to the National Museum of Iran   Reported by Arya Heritage News Agency in Iran on 25th April, 2021.   Dr Mounesan [Minister of Cultural Heritage, Tourism & Handicrafts of Iran]...

BIPS 60th Anniversary: Fundraising campaign

BIPS launches a new fundraising campaign on the occasion of its 60th Anniversary     Since its foundation in 1961, BIPS has played an important role in championing knowledge and understanding of Iran and the Persianate world. BIPS’s activities and objectives...

Hijab. Three Modern Iranian Seminarian Perspectives.

Hijab. Three Modern Iranian Seminarian Perspectives.   Dr Lloyd Ridgeon No nation has suffered the same extent of sartorial conflict and confusion as Iran during the modern period, caused by the impact of Western views on the hijab in the 19th century, the decree...

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