MAY BANK HOLIDAY CLOSURE 2016

*****The Trust and Library will be CLOSED ON Monday 2nd May.  Open again as usual from Tuesday 3rd May*****

The Bactrian Archives… Upcoming lecture at the RAS by AIIT Chair Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams

The Bactrian archives: Reconstructing the lost history of Ancient Afghanistan

Professor Nicholas Sims-Williams (SOAS) and Chairman of the Ancient India and Iran Trust.

May 12th, 6-7pm at the Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD

Anniversary General Meeting and presentation of the Denis Sinor Medal 2015

 

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Cambridge Lectures in Islamic Art, Pembroke College, Cambridge – 27 April, 5.30pm; Rachel Ward – Object Lessons: Reading Islamic Metalwork. All welcome.

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AIIT Cambridge: Easter Term Lecture Programme

6 MAY: Special event for Friends of the Trust
Geoff Hales: Kipling in India – a dramatised talk

20 MAY: Katherine Schofield (King’s College, London)
Music, art, and affective power between 16C North India and the Deccan

3 JUNE: AIIT Honorary Fellow Lecture 2016
Anna Dallapiccola: South Indian mural paintings (16th to 18th centuries)

Lectures begin at 5.30pm. Refreshments from 5pm. All welcome.

Ancient India & Iran Trust , 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge CB2 8BG

If you wish to attend the Friends’ event on 6th May or would like a Friends’ application form, please contact the Administrator on
info@indiran.org or tel. 01223 356841

 

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Raymond Mercier: Calendars in India and a problem with eclipses in Orissa – AIIT Cambridge, 18th March, 5.30pm

REMINDER

Raymond Mercier

Calendars in India and a problem with eclipses in Orissa

Scholar and author Raymond Mercier will explain something of the variety of calendars used in mediaeval India. Each calendar counts years from a certain epoch, and while most epoch years have been established there has remained one, that of the Ganga Era of Orissa, that is still to be fixed…..

This talk is part of the Cambridge Science Festival. Booking advisable but we will endeavour to accommodate all.

Refreshments from 5pm.

Friday 18th March 2016, 5.30pm
Ancient India & Iran Trust
23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge CB2 8BG

Tel: 01223 356841. E-mail: info@indiran.org
http://www.sciencefestival.cam.ac.uk/events/calendars-india-and-problem-eclipses-orissa

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TODAY: F.B. Flood – Globalism Before Europe: Arabia and India in the Architecture of Medieval Europe (Cambridge Lectures in Islamic Art), Pembroke College, Cambridge, 3 March, 5.30pm

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Arthur Dudney – What Language Did Kiyomars Speak? Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Theories on the Origins of Persian – AIIT Cambridge, 19 February 5.30pm

REMINDER

Friday 19th February 5.30pm.

Arthur Dudney will speak on

What Language Did Kiyomars Speak? Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Theories on the Origins of Persian

Theories of linguistic origins before modern times were full of mythical people and semi-mythical societies. These could be dismissed out of hand as historical curiosities but this talk argues that pre-modern theories of where Persian came from are worth our attention because even if the conclusions are wildly at odds with our current understanding in historical linguistics, the tools used to reach them were remarkably intricate.

Dr. Arthur D. Dudney is currently Leverhulme Early Career Fellow in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge.

Refreshments from 5pm. All welcome.

Ancient India & Iran Trust
23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge CB2 8BG
Tel: +44 (0)1223 356841

REMINDER: Michelle Quay – Female Heroism in Sufi Hagiographical Texts – AIIT Cambridge – Friday 12th February 5.30pm.

REMINDER

Friday 12th February 5.30pm.

Michelle Quay will speak on

Female Heroism in Sufi Hagiographical Texts – From Sulami (d. 1021) to ‘Attar (d. ca. 1221)

Michelle Quay’s research in the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Cambridge, focuses on the treatment of gender in Pre-modern Persian mystical poetry, particularly the poetry of the 12th century poet Farid al-Din ‘Attar. In this talk she presents a re-reading of premodern Persian and Arabic Sufi hagiographical texts from the 11th – 13th centuries through the lens of gender and the body.

Refreshments from 5pm. All welcome.

Ancient India & Iran Trust
23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge CB2 8BG
Tel: +44 (0)1223 356841

WZO seminar on Zoroastrian Religion, History and Culture, 5 June 2016

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Cambridge Lectures in Islamic Art – Scott Redford – 8 February – Pembroke College, Cambridge

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