Tracing water buffalo in the medieval Islamic world

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In present day north-western Iran and the Republic of Azerbaijan, water buffalo are a common component of livestock farming, thriving in wetland environments and providing milk, meat, and, until recently, animal traction. Like other established populations in Egypt or southern Italy, however, the story of how and when they arrived there...

Prof. Ashley Jackson: World War II in Iran – the Allied Occupation

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To attend this webinar please register in advance using this link. After registering you will be sent joining details. The webinar is open to non-members. https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SOrteMzhQSqPXHO20dadlg The Allied occupation of neutral Iran in 1941 was to open a supply route to support the Soviets against...

The Allied Occupation of Iran and Iraq in World War II – Part 2

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To attend this webinar please register in advance by using this link. After registering you will be sent joining details. The webinar is open to non-members. This lecture follows on from the talk given by Professor Ashley Jackson on 9th November and will take up...

Maziyar Ghiabi: History and Intoxication in the Lives of Iranians

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Maziyar Ghiabi is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. Prior to this post he was a Departmental Lecturer at the University of Oxford and a Titular Lecturer at Wadham College; and a Postdoctoral Fellow at...

Roberta Marin: Safavid carpets in Italian collections

Army & Navy Club 36-39 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN

Roberta Marin is well known to the Iran Society and to the Oriental Rug & Textile Society, having given us both lectures before. An expert in the art of the Islamic world from the Mediterranean to Iran, she is now based at Ca'Foscari University, Venice....

Sahba Shayani: The Women of the Shahnameh

Sahba Shayani is instructor in Persian at the Oriental Institute, Oxford. He received his M.A. from the University of California, Los Angeles in Iranian Studies in 2011 and is currently writing his doctoral dissertation at the same institution on the representation of women in Persian...

Dr Fereydoun Ala: Prince Abbas Mirza (1789-1833)

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Prince Abbas Mirza, son of Fath Ali Shah, was Crown Prince and, as was the tradition, was Governor of Tabriz. He  modernised the army and many institutions and was the first interface with visiting European envoys, who had to pass through Tabriz on their way...

Prof. Nacim Pak-Shiraz: Women in Iranian cinema

Army & Navy Club 36-39 Pall Mall, London, SW1Y 5JN

Professor Nacim Pak-Shiraz is Personal Chair of Cinema and Iran, and Head of Department of Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies at the University of Edinburgh. After a B.A. in Tehran, she completed a graduate programme in Islamic Studies and Humanities at the Institute of Ismaili...

Qajar Painting, Photography, Textiles, Armour

This event will be co-hosted by the Gingko Library to celebrate the publication of Revealing the Unseen: New Perspectives on Qajar Art.   The articles in the first section of the book are dedicated to the arts of painting, illumination and lithography. The second section is...