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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 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...

Zal and the Phoenix – Showcase evening

Zal and the Phoenix – Showcase evening

Zal and the Phoenix - Showcase evening   BIPS is delighted to be sponsoring an upcoming showcase of Zal and the Phoenix. This event is aimed at raising awareness and support for an ambitious multi-media theatrical work by Shohreh Shakoory, due for completion...

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...

BIPS: A Vision for the Future

BIPS: A Vision for the Future

BIPS: A Vision for the Future Professor Charles Melville, BIPS president, in discussion with Dr Judith Thomalsky, Director of the German Archaeological Institute in Tehran.   After a year of celebrating the 60th anniversary of the British Institute of Persian...

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