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Event
4 Mar 2017 (All day) Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures (CSMC), Hamburg

Programme and Registration: www.manuscript-cultures.uni-hamburg.de/register_illustration2017.html

The workshop starts on Friday, 3 March and finishes on Saturday, 4 March

Programme can be downloaded here:

http://www.manuscript-cultures.uni-hamburg.de/cal-details/17030304%20The%20Illustration%20of%20History%20Programme.pdf

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Event
27 Oct 2016, 5:30pm Room 7, Pembroke College, Cambridge

As archeological excavations uncover increasingly revealing finds, the study of  cosmetics is coming into its own, no longer as a sideline of costume or aesthetics, but as an independent field, the implications of which extend into the study of rituals, fashions, botany, mineralogy, chemical synthesis, long-distance trade and cultural exchanges, in other words all the essentials of the development of early civilizations. The excavations on the Iranian plateau and in the Bactrian-Margian Archaeological Complex have pushed back the frontiers of the first use of cosmetics to the fourth millennium BCE, even earlier than recorded for ancient Egypt

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Event
12 May 2016, 5:30am Thomas Gray Room, Pembroke College, Cambridge

Lecture by Nasrin Askari

Bahari Visiting Fellow in the Persian Arts of the Book at the Centre for the Study of the Book, Bodleian Library

Sponsored by the Fari Sayeed Fellowship and the Shahnameh Centre for Persian Studies, Pembroke College, Cambridge 

Light refreshments will be served; all are welcome to attend

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