Kaveh Abbasian “The Iran-Iraq war as seen in Iranian films”

In the wake of the 1979 Revolution in Iran, the new régime aimed for an independent domestic cinema with Islamic and educational content in the service of the revolution. Cinema as both an industry and an art-form went through a process of cleansing and purification....

Memories of mountaineering in Iran: John Harding

John Harding, a member of the Iran Society, has spent most of a lifetime mountaineering.  He will be sharing with us his experiences of mountaineering in Iran. Copies of his recently published book will be available for purchase.

Thwarting Iranistan: Iran and the USSR in the 1970s and early 1980s: Savka Andic

he remarkably settled nature of the Soviet-Iranian relationship during the late Pahlavi period was followed by a period of cautious Soviet activism in the early revolutionary years (1979-1980). In a bipolar world, the Shah had apparently succeeded in tempering his pro-American orientation by establishing multiple...

Dr Melanie Gibson: “Enigmatic Figures: Sculpture in Medieval Iran”

Dr. Melanie Gibson is Executive Trustee of the Gingko Library and Editor of the Gingko Library Art Series. She is a convenor of the Postgraduate Diploma in Asian Art at SOAS, London University. She lectures on Islamic ceramics and glass, as well as more widely...