The British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) is dedicated to promoting and supporting scholarship, research excellence and understanding on all aspects of Iran and the wider Persianate world.

Call for papers: BIPS Online Workshop ‘Iran and the International: Iranian Foreign Policy’

Call for papers: BIPS Online Workshop ‘Iran and the International: Iranian Foreign Policy’, 8-10 June 2021 This workshop is part of the BIPS Modern Research Project. The overall aim of the project is to contextualise Iran’s engagement with the international. This is...

BIPS Research Assistant Grant

BIPS invites applications for a Research Assistant grant. This funding is offered for scholars at a UK research institution to be used to employ short-term student Research Assistants. This initiative is an ideal way to help Early Career Researchers to start a...

Die qājārischen Felsreliefs: eine kunst- und kulturwissenschaftliche Studie

Die qājārischen Felsreliefs: eine kunst- und kulturwissenschaftliche Studie Dr Hubertus von Gall and Professor Paul Luft   Rock reliefs are one of the most impressive historical and art historical monuments in Iran. After more than a millennium, the second Qajar...

Report of the project ‘Manuscript Studies in Tehran: international cooperation in the exploration of manuscript collections’

Ilse Sturkenboom, Lecturer in Iranian Islamic Art History, University of St Andrews Iran’s manuscript collections are extraordinarily rich and varied but might not be (easily) accessible for international scholars of Persian manuscripts. The BIPS grant awarded for the...

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