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 [...]

Persian Pattern

Explore the geometric genius of the Persian master-craftsmen. Learn the art of compass and straight-edge construction and create a dazzling portfolio of geometric patterns from the Persian tradition.  ​ "A brilliant course so clearly and patiently taught. Such a lovely few days and plenty to work with after the course. Totally [...]

Persian Patterns

Explore the geometric genius of the Persian master-craftsmen. Learn the art of compass and straight-edge construction and create a dazzling portfolio of geometric patterns from the Persian tradition with Daniel Docherty at SAOG Studios.

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 [...]

From Fairy Tales to Sovereigns: The Foundation of the Imperial Vision of Qajar Persia – An online seminar with Juan De Lara

Join the Shaikh Abdallah Al-Salem Cultural Centre in Kuwait for a virtual talk from the Islamic Art Series, from Fairytales to Sovereigns and “The Foundation of the Imperial Vision of Qajar Persia” by Juan De Lara, Cultural Programme Manager at Asia House. 

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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