Early Career Researcher Prize

The British Institute of Persian Studies invites submissions for its Early Career Researcher Prize of £1000. The prize will be awarded for the best dissertation or early career book manuscript in the field of Persian Studies, broadly understood, covering the...

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(Gallery) Shanameh: then and now

(Gallery) Shanameh: then and now

Recording available. Below are the speakers' lecture slides that accompany the audio recording of 'Shahnameh: then and now.'  Professor Gabrielle Van den Berg Dr Barbara Brend Professor Pouya Afshar Click here to view the episode of 'Rostam in...

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Professor David B Stronach, OBE

(1931 - 2020) It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Professor David Stronach, the founder and first Director of the British Institute of Persian Studies in Tehran in 1961. After some years at Khiaban-e Takht-e Jamshid (now Khiaban-e Taleghani), the...

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Gallery: Persian Miniatures Course 2019

We are excited to partner with the Centre for Iranian Studies (SOAS) to host regular workshop series on Persian miniatures. The course is designed to take participants on a pleasant journey to the mysterious world of Persian miniatures, teaching them about materials,...

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New Publication: ‘Masnavi of Rumi’ by Allan Williams

New Publication: ‘Masnavi of Rumi’ by Allan Williams

We are pleased to announce the highly anticipated publication by BIPS Research Director, Professor Alan Williams:   The Masnavi of Rumi A New English Translation with Persian Text and Explanatory Notes   Translated with an introduction, notes and analysis by Alan...

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Norouz Mubarak

Norouz Mubarak

 با آرزوی تندرستی و کامیابی برای یکایک دوستان و عزیزان در ایران و دیگر نقاط گیتی فرارسیدن نوروز ۱۳۹۹ را تبریک گفته و امید است که .شادمانی از کمین بدر آید و گل از غنچه برون بهارتان خجسته باد و سال نو خرم و پر سرور    With best wishes for health and prosperity for each...

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Parvine Helen Merrillees (Nee Razavi), (1932–2019)

On 23 November 2019 Parvine Helen Merrillees ( née Razavi ) died in Auxerre, France, far from her place of birth in Isfahan, the town of Hamadan where she spent her early childhood in the 1930s, and from the mountains of Iran which meant more to her than all the other...

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Houman Alizadeh Kordmahini

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Houman Alizadeh Kordmahini, our well loved and respected BIPS Manager in Tehran for thirty years. We extend our deepest sympathy and condolences to his wife Sima, his daughter Daneh, his son Neil and all his...

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Student Poster Prize at BANEA Conference 2020

We are pleased to announce a Student Poster Competition at the next British Association of Near Eastern Archaeology (BANEA) conference. The competition is in collaboration with our sister BIRI institutes - the British Institute for the Study of Iraq (BISI), the...

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Professor David O. Morgan

It is with deep regret that we share the passing of our colleague and friend Professor David Morgan. David was educated at Oxford and London, and subsequently held a number of academic posts, most recently as Emeritus Professor in the Department of History at the...

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Persian Dynamos: Literature in Motion

Persian Dynamos: Literature in Motion

By Dr James White, BIPS Grant recipient and postdoctoral Fellow in the Seminar für Arabistik at Freie Universität Berlin. On 25th October 2019, I am convening a workshop at Wadham College, Oxford, called ‘Migration, Circulation and Translation: Pre-Modern Persian...

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Nominations for Governing Council 2019

Nominations for Governing Council 2019

FULL MEMBERS and FELLOWS of the British Institute of Persian Studies are invited to nominate candidates to stand for election to its Governing Council. If you have yet to pay your subscription for 2019, you can do so online. Ideally, nominees should have a connection...

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Dr Michael Axworthy, FRSA, FRAS (1962-2019)

Dr Michael Axworthy, FRSA, FRAS (1962-2019)

It is with great regret that we announce the passing of our colleague and friend Michael Axworthy on 16 March 2019. Michael read History at Peterhouse, Cambridge before moving on to a successful career at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office; he met his wife Sally...

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BIPS October 2020-2021 Grants

Applications for the round of the BIPS October 2020-2021 RESEARCH and TRAVEL GRANT AWARDS are invited. These grants are to assist scholars wishing to pursue research in the area of arts, humanities and social science research, relating to the Persianate world,...

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AGM and Samanids Lecture – 28 November 2018

AGM and Samanids Lecture – 28 November 2018

BIPS AGM and Samanids Lecture All members of BIPS are invited to attend our AGM. No booking is required. The AGM is being held on: Date: Wednesday 28 November 2018 Time: 5pm Location: British Academy Library, London We are also pleased to be hosting the following...

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BIPS Persian Studies Series Book Launch

BIPS Persian Studies Series Book Launch

Date: 1st October 2018 Time: 6pm - 8:30pm Location: British Academy Library, London You are invited to join us to Celebrate the recent publication of two new titles in the BIPS Persian Studies Series. Both titles will be available to purchase at a substantially...

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Ehsan Yarshater: 1920 – 2018

Ehsan Yarshater: 1920 – 2018

Ehsan Yarshater 1920 - 2018 The British Institute of Persian Studies greatly regrets to announce the death of Ehsan Yarshater, who was 98. Yarshater, who specialised in Iranology, was the Founder and Director of the Center for Iranian Studies at Columbia University...

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Dr Leonard Lewisohn

Dr Leonard Lewisohn

1953-2018 The British Institute of Persian Studies greatly regrets to announce the death of Dr Leonard Lewisohn, who died suddenly in California on 6th August whilst attending the Association for Iranian Studies conference. Lenny was the Iran Heritage Foundation...

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Voting for Governing Council 2018

Voting for Governing Council 2018

UPDATE: Voting is now open in our Governing Council election. If you are eligible to vote you will have already received an email from our Executive Officer, providing any required details. Voting closes on MONDAY 29 OCTOBER 2018. FULL MEMBERS and FELLOWS of the...

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The Phoenix Mosque: BIPS Persian Studies Series Publication

The Phoenix Mosque: BIPS Persian Studies Series Publication

BIPS PERSIAN STUDIES SERIES: NEW PUBLICATION  The Phoenix Mosque and the Persians of Medieval Hangzhou George Lane (editor), Alexander (Sandy) Morton, Qing Chen BIPS is delighted to announce the publication of the latest book in the BIPS Persian Studies Series. This...

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BIPS Medieval Research Workshop May 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS

BIPS Medieval Research Workshop May 2018: CALL FOR PAPERS

Announcement and Call for Papers Medieval Research Programme Workshop 22-23 May 2018 Interactions of Muslim Intellectuals and Institutions with Those of Other Faiths in the Medieval Persianate World Please note that a Workshop of the Medieval Research Programme (see...

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The 2016/17 Annual Report Published

The 2016/17 Annual Report Published

The British Institute of Persian Studies is pleased to publish its Annual Report & Accounts 2016-17.   This was formally adopted at the Annual General Meeting on Wednesday 29 November 2017.   The Report summarizes BIPS’s work over the last financial year, and can be...

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