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Call for Papers: The Roman and Sasanian Empires: Networks and Entanglements in the Late Antique Near East

International Medieval Conference 2023 Leeds, 3-6 July 2023   The Roman and Sasanian Empires: Networks and Entanglements in the Late Antique Near East Interaction, Identities, and Networks were important ideas and concepts the Roman and Sasanian Empires needed to...

BIPS Mediaeval Research Programme Conference, 7-8 September 2022

Registrations are open for the conference "Iran and Persianate Culture in the Indian Ocean World", 7-8 September 2022, University of St Andrews. The conference is organised by BIPS, with additional support from the Honeyman Trust and the Institute of Iranian Studies,...

BIPS Flagship Research Project – Deadline 1st September 2022

BIPS is announcing the call for application from eligible PIs (employed by a UK-based University or other research institute) to propose an exciting and innovative three-year research project that will be the flagship BIPS research project, starting April 2023,...

Published: Urban Histories of Rajasthan, by Elizabeth M. Thelen

Urban Histories of Rajasthan. Religion, Politics and Society (1550-1800)   By Elizabeth M. Thelen   BIPS is delighted to announce the publication of Urban Histories of Rajasthan, by Dr Elizabeth M. Thelen, the latest volume in the BIPS series Studies in the...

BIPS launches its new Student Newsletter

Following the celebrations for the 60th anniversary of its foundation, BIPS is launching a new undertaking tailored towards its student members. Commencing in March, we will be starting a regular Student Newsletter, moderated by Professor Andrew Newman (BIPS' Outreach...

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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