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Economic and Cultural Renaissance at Kartid Herat, 1251 to 1381

Economic and Cultural Renaissance at Kartid Herat, 1251 to 1381

Economic and Cultural Renaissance at Kartid Herat, 1251 to 1381 with Shivan Mahendrarajah   The lecture expands on a theme from A History of Herat, from Chingiz Khan to Tamerlane, on Herat’s renaissance under the Kartid kings, an Iranian dynasty installed by the...

Humayun Padshah and Iran: Safavid Present and  Mythical Past

Humayun Padshah and Iran: Safavid Present and Mythical Past

Humayun Padshah and Iran: Safavid Present and  Mythical Past with Ebba Koch   The lecture introduces Professor Ebba Koch's new book The Planetary King: Humayun Padshah: Inventor and Visionary on the Mughal Throne which attempts to form a more holistic picture of...

A Persianate Japanology? The Reach and Limits of Inter-Asian Exchange

A Persianate Japanology? The Reach and Limits of Inter-Asian Exchange

A Persianate Japanology? The Reach and Limits of Inter-Asian Exchange with Nile Green   Please note the start time of this event has changed. The event will now start at 6PM BST on 21st September 2022.   In the wake of the Japanese defeat of Russia in 1905,...

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...

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