16th December 2021 – 5:00 PM The Royal Society for Asian Affairs are pleased to announce a series of events on Culture, Conflict and Recovery in Asia which will be delivered jointly with Aleph Strategies, commencing with Rory Stewart, former UK International Development Secretary, author and founder of the Turquoise Mountain Foundation, speaking online from Yale University. Please join them […]

Alois Musil (1868-1944): Scholar, Theologian, Patriot, Imperialist, Adventurer

In conjunction with the international workshop Persian Art in Vienna: The Shifting of Objects, Images and Ideas in Early 20th Century Central Europe 29-30 October 2021 the following two events are held: Evening Lecture: Matthew Rampley (Masaryk University Brno) Alois Musil (1868-1944): Scholar, Theologian, Patriot, Imperialist, Adventurer Friday 29 October 2021  17:30 – 18:30 CET Institute of Art HistoryUniversity of ViennaSeminar Room 1Universitätscampus AAKH, Hof 9Spitalgasse 2A-1090 Vienna This is an in-person event. This event is now […]

Discussing the history and practice of Zoroastrianism

Date Wednesday 9th June  17.00 (London) Organised by The Iran Heritage Foundation ​Description Zoroastrianism is one of the world’s oldest religions and the exhibition Epic Iran, co-organised by the V&A and IHF, will feature a small number of objects exploring the history of its practice in ancient Iran. It became the state religion under the Sasanians, […]

Pasargadae and Persepolis Revisited

Pasargadae and Persepolis Revisited: The Extended Achaemenid Cities beyond the Royal Palaces Online lectureTuesday, June 8, 2021 at 12pmNational Museum of Asian ArtWashington, DC Register here: Besides their royal residences in old and populous cities such as Susa or Babylon, the first Achaemenid kings chose Pasargadae and Persepolis on the Iranian Plateau, sites with limited […]

The Yasna Ritual in Performance

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 […]

The Power of Duplication: Medieval Persian Painting through Photographs, ca. 1890-1920

Wednesday, 28 April 2021, 5:30 pm (GMT) Online Lecture via Zoom. Organised by the research project “Bilderfahrzeuge”, hosted by the Warburg Institute. Free and open to all. The Power of Duplication: Medieval Persian Painting through Photographs, ca. 1890- 1920 – BILDERFAHRZEUGE ( Please book in advance for this event via the Warburg Institute website.