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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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10 Jun 2014

On Saturday, May 24th, Global philanthropist Bita Daryabari and speakers from around the globe gathered to celebrate the official opening of the Shahnama Centre for Persian Studies ( http://persian.pem.cam.ac.uk ) at Pembroke College in Cambridge, England. At the opening event, Daryabari spoke passionately about the Shahnama Centre, noting, "We can offer the world a more accurate image of Iran." The benefaction will fund the continued study of the Persian national epic, the Shahnama or The Book of Kings by Abu'l-Qasim Hasan Firdausi and its crucial role in the formation of the Iranian cultural identity throughout the ages to present day.

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