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Iran and Wales: uniting cultures through academia and arts

Iran and Wales: uniting cultures through academia and arts

Iran and Wales: uniting cultures through academia and arts with Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones   Iran/Persia and Wales have proud histories that span centuries and centuries. But, what unites their past, present and future? The British Institute of Persian Studies is...

Making and Unmaking Community: Urban Life in Persianate Rajasthan

Making and Unmaking Community: Urban Life in Persianate Rajasthan

Making and Unmaking Community: Urban Life in Persianate Rajasthan with Elizabeth Thelen   How did diverse religious, occupational, and ethnic communities live side-by-side in precolonial Rajasthan’s cities? This talk presents several case studies from the city of...

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...

Afghanistan: From Buddhism to Islam (8th to 13th century)

Afghanistan: From Buddhism to Islam (8th to 13th century)

In this series of five lectures, speakers will discuss various aspects of the life and culture of Afghanistan between the 8th and 13th century. The series is organised by the Invisible East project with the support of BIPS. Participation is open to all, please...

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...

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