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...

David Blow: Mirrors for Princes – Machiavellian advice to young rulers

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

‘Mirrors for Princes’ are mediaeval prose works of advice for rulers or prospective rulers on how they should exercise kingship. They were usually written by a ruler for the benefit of his son and heir, or by a high-ranking official or a senior religious scholar,...

Roberta Marin: Safavid carpets in Milan collections CANCELLED

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

Milan has a fabulous collection of Safavid carpets. Robert Marin, currently in England, hails from the Università Ca' Foscari of Venice. Roberta is well known to the Iran Society and to the Oriental Rug & Textile Society, having lectured to us before.  She took an...

Robert Steele: Iran’s involvement in Africa in the late 1960s and early 1970s

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This lecture will examine Iran’s political interactions with Sub-Saharan Africa under Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Much of the scholarship on Pahlavi Iran’s global interactions has focused on its relations with the West. Comparatively little attention has been paid to Iran’s relations with the countries of the...

Antony Wynn: The Travels of Cecil Edwards in Iran 1911-1922

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

Cecil Edwards, author of the classic The Persian Carpet went to Iran in 1911 from Smyrna to open up business in Persian carpets for the Oriental Carpet Manufacturers Company.  Basing himself in Hamadan, he travelled all over the carpet weaving parts of Iran, taking photographs...

Daniel Amir: The Jews of Iran 1900-1925

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

The talk will look at the rise of Jews in the Iranian public sphere between 1900 and 1925, starting with a background of the conditions faced by Iranian Jews in the nineteenth century and their involvement and interest in the Constitutional Revolution. This would include...