Exhibition at Fitzwilliam Museum: Epic of the Persian Kings: The Art of Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh

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This exhibition at the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge runs until Sun 9 January 2011. For those who are not able to visit in person, a virtual exhibition can be seen at http://www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk/gallery/shahnameh/index.html. Divided into 5 sections examining different aspects of the Shahnameh, it includes images and detailed descriptions of 72 of the 104 exhibits. Events connected with the exhibition include: The Shahnameh and Persian Poetry With Professor Richard Davis, Ohio State University 8 December 2010 17:00 to 18:00. Admission Free. NB at the Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DA …

Visit to the Northern Silk Road Oasis Turfan

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Together with Nicholas Sims-Williams and Erica Hunter I recently attended the Turfan Forum on Old Languages of the Silk Road organised in Turfan, Xinjiang, by Academia Turfanica, the Turfan Museum and the Bureau of Cultural Heritage of the Turfan Region, 24-26 October 2010.  This was a first visit to China and Central Asia for me, providing a wonderful opportunity to meet Chinese colleagues and visit the sites we have all been working on for so long (Bezeklik, Khocho, Toyuq and Bulayik), up to now familiar only from the works of …

The 2010 NACIRA Conference & General Meeting

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The NACIRA 2010 conference and AGM will be held on Tuesday 7th December 2010 from 10.30am – 4.30pm at the Japan Foundation in Russell Square, London WC1. The theme for the 2010 conference will be the Medium is the Message -New digital resources for Asian & Middle Eastern studies. Speakers include: Rachel Rowe of the film and photograph digitisation project at the Centre for South Asian Studies, Cambridge; Malcolm Raggett of the Fürer-Haimendorf photographic collection digitisation project at SOAS; Sam van Schaik of the Dunhuang Project at the BL; Jane Lewisohn …

A New Era for the Ancient India & Iran Trust

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This is the Ancient India & Iran Trust’s new space on the web – where we will be posting book reviews, information about upcoming events, both at the Trust and elsewhere, and other snippets of exciting and relevant news that may be of interest. Feel free to comment, suggest, and so on…