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.

A short film dedicated to Professor David Stronach to celebrate BIPS’s 60th Anniversary

A short film dedicated to Professor David Stronach to celebrate BIPS's 60th Anniversary     On the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of the British Institute of Persian Studies, we are thrilled to release a short movie celebrating the life and work of David...

Prince Baysunghur, Before and After: Timurid Manuscripts in Context

Prince Baysunghur, Before and After: Timurid Manuscripts in Context ONLINE SYMPOSIUM   This two-day international symposium, to be held in early November 2021, celebrates the 600-year anniversary of the first manuscript produced in the Timurid prince’s Herati...

The coalescence of Arabic, Turkic, and Persian Spheres (900-1900)

The Coalescence of Arabic, Turkic, and Persian Spheres (900–1900) CALL FOR PAPERS   The symbiosis of cultural traditions in Arabic, Turkic, and Persian, was one of the striking features of the Islamic world for almost a millennium, beginning with the influx of...

The Mossavar-Rahmani Center Book Award

The Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies   Established in 2014, the Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies supports teaching and research on all aspects of Iran and Persian Gulf Studies...

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 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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