The Trustees of the Ancient India and Iran Trust are delighted to congratulate fellow Trustee Almut Hintze, Zartoshty Brothers Professor of Zoroastrianism at SOAS, on being elected a Fellow of the British Academy. Prof. Hintze joins our Chairman, Prof. Nicholas Sims-Williams and Prof. Julius Lipner as the third trustee to be a fellow of the British Academy.
Prof. Hintze was elected along with three colleagues from SOAS, all of whom were recognised for their outstanding research. Professor Hintze’s work focuses on Indo-Iranian philology and Zoroastrian literature and religion. She is currently working on a critical edition and translation of the Avestan and Pahlavi Yasna, the core ritual of the Zoroastrians. Professor Hintze was also a co-curator of The Everlasting Flame: Zoroastrianism in History and Imagination exhibition, and most recently, she was teaching ‘An Introduction to the Avestan Language’ in Pune, India this summer.
You can read more about the elected SOAS Fellows here: