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The Cultural Heritage of Afghanistan

The Cultural Heritage of Afghanistan

Annual Bruce Wannell Memorial Lecture 2024 The Cultural Heritage of Afghanistan with Mossadeq Khalili   The event is part of the York Festival of Ideas.   Afghanistan is a country with an extraordinarily rich history. From the Bronze Age through the...

BIPS Grant Holders’ Workshop 2024

BIPS Grant Holders’ Workshop 2024

BIPS Grant Holders' Workshop 2024 9-10 July 2024. Westminster College, Cambridge.   Spread over two days, the Grant Holders’ Workshop showcases the latest research and projects funded by BIPS through its grant schemes. Covering a wide range of aspects of Iranian...

The New Persian Romance in a Global Middle Ages

The New Persian Romance in a Global Middle Ages

The New Persian Romance in a Global Middle Ages with Cameron Cross   In the early tenth century CE, a remarkable literary event took place, in which well-known stories of lovers were recast by court-affiliated poets as independent versified works in the emergent...

The Idea of Iran: Qajar Iran on the Cusp of Modernity

The Idea of Iran: Qajar Iran on the Cusp of Modernity

The Idea of Iran: Qajar Iran on the Cusp of Modernity Conference The nineteenth century saw the consolidation of the Qajar State and changed relations with the European powers that had been transformed by political, industrial and agricultural revolutions, among them...

Fifty Shades of Collecting: Jean Pozzi and his Islamic Collection

Fifty Shades of Collecting: Jean Pozzi and his Islamic Collection

Fifty Shades of Collecting: Jean Pozzi and his Islamic Collection with Negar Habibi   This talk aims to document the life and art collecting career of Jean Pozzi (1885-1967), a French plenipotentiary Minister in Iran (in 1935) and Egypt (1939-1942). Over the...

Staging Piety: The Takkiyya Muʿavin al-Mulk in Kermanshah

Staging Piety: The Takkiyya Muʿavin al-Mulk in Kermanshah

Staging Piety: The Takkiyya Muʿavin al-Mulk in Kermanshah with Nahid Massoumeh Assemi   The Takkiyya Mu’avin al-Mulk is a privately built complex in the city of Kermanshah in western Iran, dedicated to the annual commemoration of the martyrdom of Husayn ibn ‘Ali...

Persian Historiography across Empires

Persian Historiography across Empires

Persian Historiography across Empires with Sholeh Quinn   This presentation will discuss some of the main features of Persian historiography under the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals. Early modern chroniclers engaged in a number of historiographical practices,...

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