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20 Jul 2015

The manuscript is a very generous gift donated to the Centre for its inauguration on 24 May 2014 by Ali Akbar Javad, a private collector who migrated to the USA in 1975 and resides in Washington DC. On his suggestion the manuscript is called the ‘Shahriar Shahnama’ in memory of his late brother Dr. Shahriar Javad, who was a pioneer in the field of Operation Research in US Logistics. Shahriar Javad passed away on 2 March 2014. 

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10 Feb 2015

Doris Behrens-Abouseif, Khalili Professor Emerita of Islamic Art, SOAS, University of London will give the Inaugural Lecture in the series of Cambridge Lectures in Islamic Art "Mamluk Diplomacy: Shared material culture and self-image"

on Tuesday, 10 February 2015 at 5.30 pm

Pembroke College, Nihon Room

Drinks and reception to follow

Sponsored by the Fari Sayeed Fellowship and the Pembroke Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies

 

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15 Dec 2014 to 17 Dec 2014


A conference will be held on the historical and cultural connections between Iran, India and Central Asia, at Pembroke College, Cambridge, on15-17 December 2014, under the auspices of the programme “Empire and Authority” that makes up one of the three research themes currently sponsored by the British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS). It is organised in collaboration with the Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies and the Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies at the University of Cambridge. The conference has several interlocking aims, with the overall purpose of stimulating research in an area that is unduly neglected in the UK and in doing so, to bring together scholars working in different fields that are usually studied in isolation.

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