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January 2020

From Golha to Golistan: Jane Lewisohn

January 8, 2020 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Archiving and Preserving the 20th-century Persian Performing Arts Jane Lewisohn - SOAS Department of Music Jane Lewisohn has devoted many years to running the Golha project to preserve and archive recordings of classical Persian music and poetry. "In this presentation I will highlight some of the challenges the researcher is confronted with in archiving the Performing Arts of Iran of the 20th century. During the seven (2005-2012) years that I spent archiving the Golha Radio programs and creating a searchable platform…

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February 2020

Dr Richard McClary: The Apotheosis of Brick Decoration in the Persianate World: Qarakhanid Monuments of Central Asia and Some Antecedents in Iran

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

This lecture examines structures built and decorated in brick during the eleventh and twelfth centuries. Following an overview of the some of the antecedent structures built by the Buyids in Isfahan and Na’in, the focus turns to what can be seen to be some of the finest examples of brick decorated monuments in the wider Iranian world. Buildings in Bukhara, Uzgend and Termez will be the main focus, alongside some other sites outwith the Qarakhanid realm for comparative purposes. It…

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