News & Events

3 Jun 2013

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 ( at Pembroke College in Cambridge, England. (Pembroke College is a constituent college of the University of Cambridge, England.) The $2 million (US) endowment by Daryabari ensured the creation of the Centre, which aims to encourage research on Persian literature, history and art. The Centre grew out of the...

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17 May 2013 (All day) to 18 May 2013 (All day)

Pembroke hosted ‘Orientality: Cultural Orientalism and Mentality’. Over two days museum directors, writers and academics coming from the UK, Europe, Qatar, Turkey, Uzbekistan and the USA presented a wide range of papers examining different aspects of Cultural Orientalism, including visual art, literature, music and dance.

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