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April 2018

“Speaking of the Devil” – Images of Divs (demons) in the Persian Pictorial Tradition: Dr Francesca Leoni

April 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Why does evil look the way it does? In this richly illustrated talk, Dr Francesca Leoni addresses this question by examining divs or demons, the quintessentially evil creatures of Persian mythology and folklore. Dr Francesca Leoni is Assistant Keeper and Curator of Islamic Art at the Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, as well as Research Associate at the Khalili Research Centre, University of Oxford. She has previously held curatorial and research posts at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston…

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May 2018

The tribal rugs of Iran: Brian MacDonald

May 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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June 2018

Thwarting Iranistan: Iran and the USSR in the 1970s and early 1980s: Savka Andic

June 18 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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