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October 2019

Julia Hartley: Jane Dieulafoy – Archaeologist, sharpshooter, illustrator.

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Iran as a Woman’s Career: The Exceptional Case of Jane Dieulafoy (1851–1916) The life and work of Jane Dieulafoy, a writer, archaeologist and women’s activist who is largely forgotten today. I shall be focusing on three chapters of Dieulafoy’s career that were devoted to Iran: her debut as a travel writer (1881–1882); her participation in the first French archaeological mission at Susa (1884–1886); and her efforts to disseminate Achaemenid history to a wider audience by writing a novel and then…

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November 2019

Edoardo Ferrari: Transforming vernacular architecture in the Iranian desert

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Edoardo Ferrari has been working in the desert region around Tabas, destroyed by earthquake in September 1978, to engage local master builders to rebuild or restore traditional mud brick houses, using the old methods while enough ostads remained alive to pass on the knowledge of their craft.

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December 2019

Murder in the Legation: A dramatic reading

December 10 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
St Columba’s Church Hall, Pont Street

Our Christmas party will be preceded by a reading of a scripted play about the murder in 1918 in the British Legation of the British Military Attaché, the subsequent trial and its political consequences. The script was compiled by the great-grandson of the Military Attaché and will be performed by him with two recent members of the Embassy staff. This is a ticketed event with limited seating. No admittance without a ticket. Ticket price will be announced shortly. Book online…

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February 2020

Richard McClary: Decorative brickwork of the Seljuq period in Greater Iran

February 24, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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