بزرگان ایران زمین (Iranian Great Persons) series on BBC Persian

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BBC Persian have produced a series of programmes online entitled “بزرگان ایران زمین (Iranian Great Persons)”. Those featured are: 1) Zarathustra; 2) Cyrus; 3) Ferdowsi; 4) Ibn e Sina 5) Hafez 6) Mohammad Mosaddeq Over the next few days BBC Persian are broadcasting short documentaries around 20-30 minutes about each of them. Following this, people will be invited to vote to select one of the six, who they consider to be the greatest Iranian. The one on Zoroastrianism can be viewed by clicking on the link below and includes a …

Professor Gherardo Gnoli (1937–2012)

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It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Professor Gherardo Gnoli in the late evening of Wednesday, 7 March 2012, at the age of 74, after a long illness. A founding member and President of the Societas Iranologica Europaea, Professor Gnoli was one of the most distinguished scholars of pre-Islamic Iran. From 1965 to 1993 he was Professor of Iranian Studies at the University of Naples (L’Orientale) and from 1993 to 2008 at the University of Rome (La Sapienza). He was a member of academies in Italy, …

Final Friday Lecture of the Lent Term

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We are delighted to announce that this coming Friday, 9th March, Agnes Korn (University of Frankfurt), currently a visiting scholar at the Ancient India and Iran Trust, will be giving a lecture on: Discoveries in language from modern and ancient times: Caucasian-Albanian to modern Udi As usual, the lecture begins at 5.30pm, with light refreshments available from 5pm. All welcome, admission free We look forward to seeing you there.

Special Friends Only Event – Friday 24th February

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Special Friends Only Event Ursula Sims-Williams, Honorary Librarian and Trustee at the Trust, will be giving a talk on Sir Harold Bailey: Founding Trustee of the Ancient India and Iran Trust There will be a reception with light refreshments from 5.00pm For information on how to become a Friend of the Trust, please contact the Administrator on tel. (01223) 356841 or email: info@indiran.org Ancient India & Iran Trust                                   23 Brooklands Avenue                        Cambridge                                                            CB2 8BG

Inaugral lecture by Professor Almut Hintze SOAS Wed 22nd Feb

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Almut Hintze‘s inaugural lecture at SOAS Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre titled “Change and Continuity in the Zoroastrian Tradition” followed by a reception on Wednesday 22nd February 2012 at 6.30pm. Almut Hintze is the Zartoshty Professor of Zoroastrianism at SOAS, University of London and Treasurer and trustee of the Ancient India and Iran Trust.  The event is free, but you need to register by either phoning 020 7898 4013 or email soasevents@soas.ac.uk. You can also click here to register online and click on the link, below, for further details of the …