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April 2020

Dr Nacim Pak Shiraz: The Development of Iranian cinema

April 29, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

THIS LECTURE IS CANCELLED   Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz is the Head of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies and Senior Lecturer in Film and Persian Studies at the University of Edinburgh. She has published widely on Iranian visual culture, particularly on Iranian cinema. These include her monograph, Shi‘i Islam in Iranian Cinema: Religion and Spirituality in Film (2011), and Visualizing Iran: From Antiquity to Present (2017), a special issue edition of the Iranian Studies journal. Dr Pak-Shiraz is also active on the cultural scene…

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May 2020

Borna Izad Panah: Early Persian newspaper printing in Europe

May 19, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Borna Izad Panah is a graphic and type designer, and researcher based in the UK. He holds an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading, UK and an MA in Graphic Design from the London College of Communication. His MA dissertation at the University of Reading traced the typographic development of the Nasta’liq style, 1770s-2000. He is the designer of award-winning type family Lida and Google Font Lalezar. As a graphic designer his work has been exhibited in…

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June 2020

Maziyar Ghiabi: The social history of opium in Iran

June 3, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Maziyar Ghiabi is Departmental Lecturer in Modern Iranian History at Oxford University. He has recently published a remarkable book Drugs Politics: Managing Disorder in the Islamic Republic of Iran.

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