Call for Papers – Ninth Biennial Convention of the ASPS in Yerevan, Armenia (May 30-June 3, 2023)

The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS) calls for the participation of its members in its Ninth Biennial Convention, to take place in Yerevan, Armenia, May 30-June 3, 2023. Our meeting will be hosted by the Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian-Armenian (Slavonik) University. The Deadline for Submission of Abstracts is September 30, 2022.

CONNECTING WORLDS: THE SHANSABANIS OF AFGHANISTAN

with Alka Patel Invisible East lecture series with the support of BIPS 29th September 2022, 5PM (GMT) https://www.bips.ac.uk/event/afghanistan-from-buddhism-to-islam-8th-to-13th-century/ https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nUyMBBwFQcy0_VDhhJ6oMA The Shansabanis (c. 1145-1215 CE), commonly known as the Ghurids, have long been considered inconsequential in western studies on the medieval Persianate world. Despite forming a transregional empire, their origins at the peripheries of both the Indic […]

A Persianate Japanology? The Reach and Limits of Inter-Asian Exchange

with Nile Green British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) Seminar Series Wednesday 21 September, 2022, 6:00pm (GMT) Zoom Webinar https://www.bips.ac.uk/event/a-persianate-japanology-the-reach-and-limits-of-inter-asian-exchange/ In the wake of the Japanese defeat of Russia in 1905, intellectuals from Iran, India, and Afghanistan looked to Japan as a model for achieving military and industrial modernization without adopting Western culture. Probing the […]

THE BUDDHAS OF BAMIYAN

with Llewelyn Morgan Invisible East lecture series with the support of BIPS 15th September 2022, 5PM (GMT) https://www.bips.ac.uk/event/afghanistan-from-buddhism-to-islam-8th-to-13th-century/ https://us06web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a3qS0V88QmikMDaPKR3j2Q In this lecture, Llewelyn Morgan discusses the Buddhas of Bamiyan and their wider context in the Bamiyan valley, explaining what we know of their origin and original appearance, partly from contemporary eyewitnesses. He will then trace the […]