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July 2019

Molecular Archaeology in Iran

17 July @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
1623 Shariati Avenue, 1623 Dr Shariati Avenue
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Join us this Wednesday evening for Motahare Feizabadi Farahani's lecture: Molecular Archaeology in Iran: Necessities, Barriers and Future Strategies. The event will be held at BIPS's Tehran Institute and is free to attend. The lecture will begin at 5:30pm. Farahani is a current PhD candidate at the Lundbeck Foundation, GeoGenetics Centre, Faculty of Science, University of Copenhagen.

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Political and Military Strategy of the Sassanians towards the Lands to the South of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman

8 July @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1623 Shariati Avenue, 1623 Dr Shariati Avenue
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Join us on 8 July 2019 for a discussion by Dr Kamyar Abdi at the BIPS Institute in Tehran. His seminar will cover the military and political strategies employed by the Sassanians. Dr Kamyar Abdi is an archaeologist and scholar of ancient Iran, and has taught in Iran and the United States. He was a Scholar in Residence at the Jordan Centre for Persian Studies at University of California, Irvine. He is now at the Archaeological Research Centre of the…

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Intimations of Immortality: an evening of Persian poetry

4 July @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
School of Oriental and African Studies, 10 Thornhaugh St
London, WC1H 0XG
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Recording of event now available here. Parasol unit foundation for contemporary art in conjunction with Narguess Farzad at SOAS have organised an evening of Persian poetry, which forms a part of Parasol unit's exhibition: The Spark Is You. The event, 'Intimations of Immortality: an Evening of Persian Poetry,' will include a look at the pre-Islamic and Zoroastrian genesis of motifs that inform Persian poetic expressions, conversations on poetic inspiration, and a selection of contemporary and classical poetry, recited in Persian, and in English translation. Speakers include Dr Sarah Stewart and Bruce Wannell The…

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June 2019

Saljuq Monuments in the Azerbaijan Region, the Jame’ Mosque of Urmiyeh

16 June @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
1623 Shariati Avenue, 1623 Dr Shariati Avenue
Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Lecture by Alireza Anisi (Iranian Research Institute for Cultural Heritage and Tourism)

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The rediscovery of mina’i wares and the fiction of completion: 13th century polychrome Iranian ceramics and their reception in the 20th century

10 June @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace
London, SW1Y 5AH
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Recording is now available here.  The lecture will start with a tribute to Dr Michael Axworthy and will finish with a drinks reception. Mina’i wares were unknown prior to the late nineteenth century, but by 1940 numerous seemingly complete vessels had been published, displayed, and collected across Europe, North American, and beyond. These wares mark the birth of Persian miniature painting, and feature a wide array of techniques and figural scenes. As virtually all extant examples have been recovered from an…

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