Congratulations New Grantee – Kristyna Rendlova

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Kristýna Rendlova in her research. So what is the project? About the project: The Barakat Trust is delighted to award a grant to Kristýna Rendlova for her doctoral fieldwork in Istanbul, Turkey. Her research explores the depiction of architecture [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Alya Karame

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Dr Alya Karame of the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. So what is the project? About the project: This project will see the publication of an important new book, one which explores a previously unstudied corpus of Eastern [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Yousef Moradi

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Dr Yousef Moradi of the SOAS University of London, UK. So what is the project? About the site: Takht-e Soleyman is an ancient citadel in north-western Iran. Originally a Fire Temple built near an ancient volcano by [...]

Working in an Indian Archive: Indo-Persian Documents

Grantee: Hallie Nell Swanson In summer 2019, with the support of The Barakat Trust’s Barakat Postgraduate Student & Early Career Award, I travelled to Hyderabad to take part in the “Working in an Indian Archive” Indo-Persian Summer School, a workshop focused on reading Indo-Persian manuscripts, run by the University [...]

Episode 9 Season 2: Who are the Parsis? with Sarah Stewart

Dr Sarah Stewart is Shapoorji Pallonji Senior Lecturer in Zoroastrianism and co-chair of the Institute of Zoroastrian Studies at SOAS, as well as curator of The Everlasting Flame, Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination (Brunei Gallery at SOAS and National Museum in Delhi in 2016). Dr Stewart  shares her insights and knowledge about the [...]

Episode 15: Rethinking Identities — Iran and Beyond with Sussan Babaie

Join Dr Sussan Babaie in an illuminating conversation about how we, as societies, deal with misconceptions and stereotypes regarding our own past and cultures. Dr Babaie uses the example of Iran to reflect on these and other issues such as identity, education and the rethinking of cultural boundaries.   Sussan [...]

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