AIIT: Michaelmas Term Lecture Programme 2016

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


The mango tree that walked. Photograph: Dr Rukshana Nanji

  • 14 October: Special event for Friends of the Trust (Advance booking required: email
    Conor Jameson (RSPB): Save Asia’s Vultures
  • 21 October: Sudeshna Guha (Shiv Nadar University): ‘Nineveh’ in Bombay and histories of Indian Archaeology
  • 28 October: in association with the Cambridge Festival of Ideas:
    Alan Williams (University of Manchester): Migration and the Mango Tree that Walked: the Arrival of Persian Zoroastrians in Eighth-century India. Advance booking required from Cambridge Festival of Ideas.
  • 18 November: Christian Sahner (St John’s College, Cambridge): Zoroastrians and Christians under early Muslim rule
  • 2 December: Jennifer Scarce (University of Dundee): Qajar nostalgia for Sassanians

Lectures are held at

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

If you wish to attend the Friends’ event on 14th Oct., the Festival of Ideas event on 28th Oct., or would like a Friends’ application form, please contact the Administrator on or tel. 01223 356841.


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