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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Ruth Stronach 1937-2017

Ruth Stronach 1937-2017

It is with great regret that BIPS announces the death of Ruth Stronach on 15th September 2017 in Berkeley, California. Ruth married David Stronach, then Director of BIPS, in 1966, and visitors to the Institute buildings in Tehran will have warm memories of her...

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Obituary: Michael Harverson [1937-2017]

Obituary: Michael Harverson [1937-2017]

It was with great sadness that we learned of the death of Michael Harverson.   Professor David Morgan, Honorary Vice President of BIPS, writes: Michael Harverson, a member of BIPS for many years, died on 2 March 2017. He was born in 1937, and spent his official career...

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Membership Renewals for 2017

Membership Renewals for 2017

We are now collecting membership subscriptions for 2017 and hope you would like to become a member or renew your existing subscription. Membership is open to all and we welcome new members.  Our members support the Institute’s work and to contribute to our efforts to...

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BIPS Modern Research Programme: Call for Papers

BIPS Modern Research Programme: Call for Papers

Professor Andrew Newman has announced a Call for Papers for the second workshop to be held as part of his Modern Research Programme -  RECOVERING ‘LOST VOICES’:
  THE ROLE AND DEPICTION OF IRANIAN/PERSIANATE SUBALTERNS FROM THE 13TH CENTURY TO THE MODERN PERIOD.   A...

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Annual Report & Accounts 2015-16 Published

Annual Report & Accounts 2015-16 Published

The British Institute of Persian Studies is pleased to publish its Annual Report & Accounts 2015-16.   This will be formally adopted at the Annual General Meeting to be held on Wednesday 30 November 2016.   The Report summarizes BIPS's work over the last financial...

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Professor Carole Hillenbrand OBE FBA

Professor Carole Hillenbrand OBE FBA

The British Institute of Persian Studies is pleased to congratulate Professor Carole Hillenbrand (Universities of Edinburgh and St Andrews) on her recently being awarded the Nayef Al-Rodhan Prize for Transcultural Understanding by the British Academy.  The award was...

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BIPS Grants – Extended Deadline – 7 Oct 2016

BIPS Grants – Extended Deadline – 7 Oct 2016

We have been experiencing technical problems with our website.   The Grants application deadline is now extended until FRIDAY 7 OCTOBER 2016 @ 18.00 UK Time.   This will allow applicants extra time to consult our website and download the form.   Please remember to...

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Nominations for Governing Council 2018

Nominations for Governing Council 2018

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 2018, you can do so online. This year, all nominees must be...

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COURSE : THE TEXT AS TEACHER : 11-19 JUNE 2016

COURSE : THE TEXT AS TEACHER : 11-19 JUNE 2016

THE TEXT AS TEACHER : RUMI'S MASNAVI with Professor Alan Williams ONE-WEEK RESIDENTIAL from 11 to 19 JUNE 2016 at Chisholme Institute, Roberton, HAWICK, TD9 7PH.   The course costs £420 full board for eight nights.For more information and application forms, please...

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2016-17 Grant Application Deadlines

2016-17 Grant Application Deadlines

Our 2016-17 grant applications will be open to assist scholars wishing to pursue research in all fields of Persian, Iranian, and wider Persian World studies . Most of the Institute's research income is set aside for collaborative research projects. The British...

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BIPS September Newsletter 2015

NEWSLETTER -September 2015 LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT, PROFESSOR ALI ANSARI 2015 has continued to be a busy year for BIPS as we continued with our restructuring of the central administration and move ahead with the refurbishment of our facilities in Tehran. At the...

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Call for Applications: UK-Iran Researcher Links Workshop

Call for Applications: UK-Iran Researcher Links Workshop

24–26 October 2015 University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh Scotland. Organised by the British Institute of Persian Studies, British Council, and British Academy In 24-26 October 2015, the British Institute of Persian Studies, the British Council and the British Academy for...

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Notice: Chahryar Adle, 1944–2015

Notice: Chahryar Adle, 1944–2015

It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the death of Dr Chahryar Adle, the eminent Iranian scholar, who passed away in Paris on Sunday, 21 June 2015. Chahryar Adle was born in Tehran in 1944 and after finishing secondary school, he embarked on the studies...

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