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2022 Kamran Djam Biennial Lectures (SOAS)

2022 Kamran Djam Biennial Lectures (SOAS)

Kamran Djam Biennial Lectures   After a pause due to lockdown, the Centre for Iranian Studies is delighted to invite you to the 2022 Kamran Djam Biennial Lectures at SOAS on Monday 7 and Tuesday 8 November 2022.  Our speaker this year is Professor Robert...

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...

Iran and Persianate Culture in the Indian Ocean World

Iran and Persianate Culture in the Indian Ocean World

Iran and Persianate Culture in the Indian Ocean World BIPS Mediaeval Research Programme Conference 7-8 September 2022, University of St Andrews Registrations are open to attend the conference of the BIPS Mediaeval Research Programme, on the 7th and 8th September 2022...

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,...

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...

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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