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 https://www.bips.ac.uk/event/urban-life-in-persianate-rajasthan-thelen/ 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 […]

THE SPLENDOURS OF UZBEKISTAN’S OASES

The Louvre, Paris 23 November 2022 – 6 March 2023 This exhibition takes visitors on a fascinating journey to the crossroads of civilisations, in the heart of central Asia, in Uzbekistan, where Samarkand and Bokhara are household names. But many other trading posts in the region brought to light works of art that are now […]

Economic and Cultural Renaissance at Kartid Herat, 1251 to 1381

with Shivan Mahendrarajah British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) Seminar Series Wednesday 7 December, 2022, 5:00pm (GMT) Zoom Webinar https://www.bips.ac.uk/event/kartid-herat/ The lecture expands on a theme from A History of Herat, from Chingiz Khan to Tamerlane, on Herat’s renaissance under the Kartid kings, an Iranian dynasty installed by the Mongols. Herat was ruined by Mongols in […]

(rescheduled) Rivalling Rome: Parthian coins and culture

with Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) Seminar Series Monday 28 November, 2022, 6:00pm (GMT) Zoom Webinar https://www.bips.ac.uk/event/bips-agm-lecture-2022/ The first official encounter between Parthia and Rome happened in 96 BC when envoys from these two empires met along the river Euphrates. This was the beginning of a series of endless encounters, clashes […]

Humayun Padshah and Iran: Safavid Present and Mythical Past

with Ebba Koch British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) Seminar Series Wednesday 19 October, 2022, 5:00pm (GMT) Zoom Webinar https://www.bips.ac.uk/event/humayun-padshah-and-iran/ The lecture introduces Professor Ebba Koch’s new book The Planetary King: Humayun Padshah: Inventor and Visionary on the Mughal Throne which attempts to form a more holistic picture of the second Mughal padshah than the decontextualized perspectives […]

Displaying Muslim Cultural Heritage: A 20-Year Retrospect

With Yuka Kadoi Institute for Advanced Study, Central European University Wednesday, October 12, 2022, 11:00 am CET https://events.ceu.edu/2022-10-12/displaying-muslim-cultural-heritage-20-year-retrospect In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks and during the rise of radical terrorism in the early 2000s, a number of cultural institutions worldwide, particularly those with the adjective “Islamic” in their names, became engaged in […]