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 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...

BIPS Research and Travel Grant Awards – Deadline 14th May 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 Research Assistant Grant – Deadline 14th May 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...

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...

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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