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(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 […]

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 […]

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