On now until Sunday, 12 September 2021 V&A London Epic Iran – Exhibition at South Kensington · V&A (vam.ac.uk) Exploring 5,000 years of art, design and culture, Epic Iran shines a light on one of the greatest historic civilisations, its journey into the 21st century and its monumental artistic achievements, which remain unknown to many.
Some cultural heritage experts are hopeful; others are growing anxious about the coming departure of American and European troops from the battered country. As the Taliban rises, uncertainty looms for Afghanistan’s historic treasures (nationalgeographic.com)
UCLA Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series May 21 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm Up to the present day Zoroastrian priests perform a millennia old ritual, the Yasna, in which the recitation of ancient Avestan texts accompanies the performance of ritual actions. Using new visual source material of images and film clips, this lecture discusses the performance of […]
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm (CDT) Antoin Sevruguin was one of the central figures in the development of photography in Persia at the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th centuries. He was an owner of a successful photo studio in Tehran, the winner of numerous medals at international expositions in Europe, […]
May 14, 2021 at 4:30 pm-6:30 pm | London Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations Aga Khan University Events | The Aga Khan University (aku.edu) nterrupted and restricted, research and resulting scholarship has taken a decided turn to the digital to provide materials in the age of COVID-19. In academia, we have seen requests […]
Exploring the concept of Eden through Art & Islamic Garden Design 29 April – 30 September 2021 Aga Khan Centre Making Paradise – Aga Khan Centre The Making Paradise exhibition brings together a variety of approaches that explore the concept of al-Janna, the Garden of Eden and the concept of Paradise in Islam. More than 130 […]
This outdoor exhibition of photographs in London is by Christopher Wilton-Steer and documents the photographer’s journey along the Silk Road in 2019. Over a period of four months, he travelled 40,000 km overland by car, bus, train, ferry, horse and camel from London to Beijing traversing 16 countries. The photographer started his journey from London’s King’s […]
Volume 4, Issue 1 (2021) This issue features an Afghanistan roundtable, including discussions on Afghanistan, its history, and its connections to the wider world.
The project aimed to analyze and interpret a substantial collection of a specific type of material culture which has been produced in Iran and Central Asia mainly during the Timurid period (c. 1370 to c. 1510). While only few examples from a secular context have survived, the bulk of material, mainly doors, grills (mashrabiyas), minbars […]