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.

Statement about the crisis in Afghanistan

The academic community across the UK, especially the teaching and research centres and institutions focused on, and engaged in, the study of the Persianate world and Central Asia, have been dismayed at the rapidly unfolding crisis in Afghanistan and its direct and...

BIPS Research Assistant Grant – Deadline 1st October 2021

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...

IRAN 59/2 (2021)

Iran 59/2 (2021)     We are delighted to announce the publication of IRAN volume 59, issue 2. The collection is a selection of the papers presented at a conference on Indo-Persian Manuscripts: Issues and Challenges in Modern Times organised by BIPS and the...

BIPS Research and Travel Grant Awards – Deadline 1st October 2021

BIPS invites applications for Research and Travel Grant Awards. BIPS Research and Travel Grant Awards are to assist scholars wishing to pursue research in the area of arts, humanities and social science research, relating to the Persianate world, particularly Iran,...

BIPS 60th Anniversary events are online

BIPS is delighted to announce the first two events celebrating the Institute's 60th Anniversary.   The first event, Approaches to Iranian Art: In Conversation with Robert Hillenbrand and Bernard O'Kane, will take place on 29 July and it will be open to everyone...

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...

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 are...

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