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William Dalrymple in Conversation

William Dalrymple in Conversation

William Dalrymple in Conversation Inaugural Bruce Wannell Memorial Lecture In partnership with University of York, Jaipur Literature Festival, and BIPS   Join acclaimed historian, writer and broadcaster, William Dalrymple, as he reflects upon over three decades...

Roi sur son Trône: the Achaemenid royal audience in late Qajar media

Roi sur son Trône: the Achaemenid royal audience in late Qajar media

Roi sur son Trône: the Achaemenid royal audience in late Qajar media with Lindsay Allen   The presence of Persepolitan or neo-Achaemenid imagery in late Qajar architecture is now widely recognised, notably in the work of Judith Lerner (1980)  and Jennifer Scarce...

Persianate Aspects of the Malay-Indonesian World: Rare Manuscripts

Persianate Aspects of the Malay-Indonesian World: Rare Manuscripts

Persianate Aspects of the Malay-Indonesian World: Rare Manuscripts with Majid Daneshgar   Like other geographical zones, the Persianate world was an inclusive world, interacting with other non-Muslim communities, enriching its multiculturalism and increasing its...

The Mobility of Persian Artefacts: The Sanguszko Carpet in Motion

The Mobility of Persian Artefacts: The Sanguszko Carpet in Motion

The Mobility of Persian Artefacts: The Sanguszko Carpet in Motion with Yuka Kadoi   Originally woven in Iran during the sixteenth century, one of the most celebrated classical Persian carpets to survive today — the “Sanguszko Carpet”, currently housed at the Miho...

Rivalling Rome: Parthian coins and culture

Rivalling Rome: Parthian coins and culture

Rivalling Rome: Parthian coins and culture with Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis   The first official encounter between Parthia and Rome happened in 96 BC when envoys from these two empires met along the river Euphrates. This was the beginning of a series of endless...

The City of Isfahan as Actor: Urban Knowledge and Household Anthologies

The City of Isfahan as Actor: Urban Knowledge and Household Anthologies

The City of Isfahan as Actor: Urban Knowledge and Household Anthologies with Kathryn Babayan   This talk explores Isfahan through the lens of seventeenth century household anthologies (majmu’a). Thousands of manuscripts produced in Isfahan assembled urban objects...

Introducing the Zal and the Phoenix Project

Introducing the Zal and the Phoenix Project

Introducing the Zal and the Phoenix Project   This webinar will introduce the Zal and the Phoenix project, an upcoming ambitious multi-media theatrical production combining storytelling, music and animation to recount Ferdowsi’s much-loved tale from the...

A hundred years of Persian performing arts

A hundred years of Persian performing arts

A hundred years of Persian performing arts Jane Lewisohn (SOAS).   This talk will show how the performing arts offer insights into the hopes, aspirations, aesthetics and even prejudices prevalent in Iran at this time and how they are valuable not just from an...

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