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February 2015

The BBC Persian Service

February 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:25 pm
Army & Navy Club,
36-39 Pall Mall
London, SW1Y 5JN United Kingdom
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Professor Annabelle Sreberny of SOAS will be discussing the development of the BBC Persian Service from its founding in World War II up to 2009. Her talk will be based on her recent book Persian Service – The BBC and British Interests in Iran. Rumour and speculation in Iran have been rife for generations that the BBC has had a hand in every political upheaval in the country. In this vein the BBC has become a notable element in the…

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April 2015

Sir John Malcolm

April 20, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Army & Navy Club,
36-39 Pall Mall
London, SW1Y 5JN United Kingdom

John Malcolm, who has recently published a biography of his namesake and kinsman, Sir John Malcolm (1769-1833) (Malcolm – Soldier, Diplomat, Ideologue of British India), will be discussing Sir John’s role as envoy to Persia and writer of the History of Persia. John Malcolm was the representative of Shell in Iran 1967-71 and therefore has a very good understanding of Iran.  For an outline of his book, see below: ‘MALCOLM – SOLDIER, DIPLOMAT, IDEOLOGUE OF BRITISH INDIA’ The Life of…

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May 2015

Film and Theatre in Iran

May 18, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Army & Navy Club,
36-39 Pall Mall
London, SW1Y 5JN United Kingdom
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Roxana Vilk delivers a personal account of making theatre and film in Iran. Roxana originally trained in theatre at the Lecoq School in Paris and then went on to receive a Masters in Fine Art specialising in Film from the Edinburgh College of Art. She frequently works cross art form. She has made theatre and films across the world, most recently  in Iran, Lebanon, Iraq, Bosnia Herzegovina, France and Norway. Her film ‘Tehran Backyard’ was nominated for a Royal Television Award,…

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Today Event

May 30, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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June 2015

The Mongol Shahnameh – Professor Robert Hillenbrand

June 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Army & Navy Club,
36-39 Pall Mall
London, SW1Y 5JN United Kingdom

The most elaborate and luxurious manuscript of the Ilkhanid period is a fourteenth-century copy (now dispersed) of the Shahnama (Book of Kings), medic known today as the Great Mongol Shahnama. It exists today in the form of 57 illustrations and several text pages scattered among public and private collections. Extensive study of the manuscript has revealed that the original was probably two volumes of about 280 large folios and 190 illustrations. In the early twentieth century, denture Paris dealer Georges…

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October 2015

Dr Sussan Babaie, Courtauld Institute

October 12, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Persian kingship and architecture: strategies of power from the Achaemenids to the Pahlavis. Sussan Babaie will be introducing this groundbreaking book that includes scholarly views from archaeology and architectural history and covers important periods in the long history of Iran. Since the Shah went into exile and the Islamic Republic was established in 1979, unhealthy the very idea of monarchy in Iran has become contentious but history tells us that it had served, ailment for millennia, as a unifying cultural…

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November 2015

The Heritage of Javanmardi in Iran – Dr Lloyd Ridgeon

November 17, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 8:15 pm

Dr Ridgeon, cheap of Glasgow University, pills will be talking about the idea of javanmardi, capsule which is loosely translated as chivalry, a concept that has permeated Iranian culture for centuries. This presentation will focus on how javanmardi has been understood by a range of thinkers, both medieval and modern. This will be carried out by looking at Sufi texts, the genre known as Mirrors for Princes, among others. In addition, the presentation will focus on the modern zurkhaneh (a gymnasium…

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December 2015
£35.00

CHRISTMAS PARTY

December 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Dr Dominic Brookshaw of Oxford University will lecture on Qajar Women in Photography and Writing. A Persian dinner will then be provided by Mohsen Restaurant. This event will be held at St Columba’s Church Hall, ed Pont Street, diagnosis SW1X 0BD, starting promptly at 7pm. Limited seating. Entry by prepaid ticket only @ £35 each, obtainable from the office until 9th December unless sold out, or via PayPal using the link below Number of tickets 1 £35.00 GBP2 £70.00 GBP3 £105.00 GBP4…

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January 2016

Professor Edmund Herzig, Oxford University

January 20, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Religious conversion and self-fashioning among Armenians and Georgians in Safavid Iran.

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February 2016

Dr Shirin Shafaie, SOAS

February 18, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Iran’s ‘Sacred Defence’ and the Politics of Visual Remembrance Dr Shafaie will take us on a journey from the official discourse of the Iran-Iraq War to the more recent popular war narratives belonging to the Iranian civil society. She will discuss how Iranian leaders perceived and presented the Iran-Iraq War as a ‘Sacred Defence’ and what discursive strategies they used in the building of the Islamic nation-state. She will then show how the Iranian society embarked on making a new…

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