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East meets West – POSTPONED

3 April - 5 April


** This conference has been postponed until early 2021 due to the travel threats of the corona-virus. 


BIPS is excited to be a co-sponsor for the British Museum’s upcoming conference: East meets West. Leading international scholars will be presenting their most recent research on the history, culture and archaeology of the early Parthian Empire. Set against the complex political scenario of Iran, Mesopotamia and Asia Minor in the 2nd-1st centuries BC, speakers will address a wide range of issues on the rise of the empire and the relationship of the early Arsacids with their neighbours.

Contributions will include re-evaluations of historical sources, analyses of material datasets, numismatics and reports on new work in the field. Specific themes addressed will include diplomacy, religion, sculpture, chronology, ideological motifs, warfare and trade.

For details about the conference, including how to register, please visit the page on the British Museum website.

BIPS members are offered conference tickets at the concession rate of £90.


3 April
5 April
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British Museum
Great Russell St.
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