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August 2020

Medieval Monuments of Central Asia: Qarakhanid architecture (online event)

19 August @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

This lecture relates to the monuments covered in Dr Richard McClary's recently published monograph on the pre-Mongol Islamic architecture of Central Asia, primarily focused on the area rules by the Qarakhanids. They were the first dynasty to use Persian in their monuments, and bridge the period between the Samanids, of which very little architectural evidence survives, and the far better known and more monumental structures of the Timurids. After a brief overview of how he came to be interested in…

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September 2020

Iran in Global International Relations: the importance of Area Studies (online event)

9 September @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Zoom Webinar

In this re-scheduled lecture, Shabnam Holliday talks about her approach to her research. She highlights the importance of Area Studies because it is through Area Studies that it is possible to appreciate the complexity of history and the domestic. These are essential for a better understanding of the international in general, and Iran’s international relations in particular. The event and discussion will be chaired by Professor Ali Ansari. To register: Please note, the webinar capacity is 100 and if reached, we will…

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