Feasting on the Shahnameh12 October, 2018
Amongst the manuscripts we hold at the Trust is Abolqasem Ferdawsi’s tenth-century epic Persian poem, the Shahnameh, copied in Samarkand in 1604. When I first applied for the Administrator.
Ottoman Explorations of the Nile and Evliya Çelebi19 June, 2018
The trust library was delighted to receive as a gift the newly published Ottoman Explorations of the Nile : Evliya Çelebi’s ‘Matchless Pearl These Reports of the Nile’ map.
Lahore symposium booklet now available18 June, 2018
We are pleased to make available the summaries of talks given at the symposium The History of Lahore and the Preservation of its Historic Buildings, held in Cambridge in.
Studies in the Chronology of the Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan26 May, 2018
On Friday 25 May we celebrated the publication of Studies in the Chronology of the Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan by our Chairman Nicholas Sims-Williams and François de Blois..
Plantatio memorialis24 May, 2018
Written by James Cormick. By now the Muntjac deer that regularly forage in our garden will have noticed a new and potentially delicious addition to their larder. It is.
Among the archives: the seal of Ernst Stein21 May, 2018
One of the more surprising items in Sir Harold Bailey’s collection at the AIIT is a small sealstone made of a dark bluish green bloodstone, streaked with red specks.