Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq

March 1, 2022 through September 5, 2022 Getty Villa Museum, Los Angeles Assyria: Palace Art of Ancient Iraq, through the museum’s masterworks on special loan from the British Museum, reveals how Assyrian kings in the ninth to seventh centuries BCE decorated their palaces with masterful relief sculptures that represent a high point of Mesopotamian art, both […]

Falcons: The Art of the Hunt

March 1, 2022 through July 17, 2022 Freer Gallery of Art, Washington, DC Swift, fierce, and loyal, falcons have been celebrated for millennia. In ancient Egypt, they were closely associated with Horus, the god of the heavens. By the early eighth century in Syria, falcons were being trained to become skillful hunters at the royal […]

Agreeable News from Persia: What 18th and early 19th century American newspaper readers knew about contemporary events in Iran

With Daniel T. Potts Zoom Webinar British Institute of Persian Studies Seminar Series Wednesday 22 February 2023 06:00 PM (GMT) Registration: Contrary to what most people imagine, 18th and early 19th century newspapers carried a considerable amount of news reports about contemporary events in Iran. In this talk early American newspapers will be surveyed, showing that […]

Preaching Christianity in the Muslim Ilkhanate: On the manuscripts of Persian Bibles from Fourteenth Century Tabriz

With Andrew Peacock Zoom Webinar Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences Tuesday 7 February 2023 05:00 PM (CET) Registration: The study of nomads’ manuscript cultures has understandably and rightly focused on the vast range of material related to Islam in one way or another. Yet even after conversion to Islam, the Ilkhanate […]

CfP: Tenth European Conference of Iranian Studies (ECIS 10) (Leiden, 21-25 August 2023)

The European Conference of Iranian Studies (ECIS) is one of Europe’s largest conferences in Iranian Studies. It is held every four years and organized by the Societas Iranologica Europaea (SIE). The tenth edition of the conference, ECIS 10, will be hosted by Leiden University in the Netherlands. Submission deadline: 31 January 2023

Making and Unmaking Community: Urban Life in Persianate Rajasthan

with Elizabeth Thelen British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) Seminar Series Wednesday 18 Jaunary, 2023, 5:00pm (GMT) Zoom Webinar How did diverse religious, occupational, and ethnic communities live side-by-side in precolonial Rajasthan’s cities? This talk presents several case studies from the city of Nagaur that show how people ranging from Sufi Shaikhs to cloth-dyers, […]

Critical Pakistan Studies

Cambridge University Press is to publish the world’s first international journal devoted to the study of Pakistan and its people. The first issue of Critical Pakistan Studies will arrive in January, in a joint launch with the American Institute of Pakistan Studies, The University of Exeter South Asia Centre, UK, and Le Centre d’ Études de l’Inde […]