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.

BIPS Trustee Dr Arezou Azad leads on new ERC & AHRC funded projects

GO.LOCAL and Invisible EastAt a time when many people are experiencing isolation, it is a wonderful thing to bring a new team of people together.  This term sees the start of GO.LOCAL, the ERC-funded strand of the Invisible East initiative, with researchers...

New Publication: ‘Masnavi of Rumi’

We are pleased to announce the highly anticipated publication by BIPS Research Director, Professor Alan Williams:   The Masnavi of RumiA new English Translation with Persian Text and Explanatory Notes Translated with an introduction, notes and analysis by Alan...

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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