The Iran Society, founded in 1935

Tom Holland & Ali Ansari: “What have the Persians ever done for us?”

Join the historian Tom Holland in illustrated conversation with Ali Ansari discussing the role of the Persians in world civilisation, looking at their contributions to religion, philosophy, politics, literature and wider culture, including horticulture and fashion. From Paradise and the walled garden to the business suit and the high heel:…
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14th December 2023 – Professor Sussan Babaie: The Illustration of Food in Safavid painting

St Columba’s Church Hall, Pont Street
Sussan Babaie is Professor of the Arts of Iran and Islam at the Courtauld Institute. She is best known for her work on Persian and Islamic Art of the early modern period. She has written extensively on the art and architecture of the Safavid dynasty. Her talk will be held…
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