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: 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 You can also click here to register online and click on the link, below, for further details of the …

Forthcoming Lectures

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  27 Jan Dr Bruno de NICOLA (University of Cambridge)   ‘The Mongol Khatun’s Economic Activity’     10 Feb Mr Kaveh BAKHTIAR (SOAS)   ‘Islamic Architecture of Britain’     17 Feb Dr Gillian JULEFF (University of Exeter)   ‘Technology and evolution: Asian metallurgy from protohistoric Sri Lanka to Japanese steel’     24 Feb **SPECIAL FRIENDS ONLY EVENT** Ursula Sims-Williams (Honorary Librarian, The Ancient India & Iran Trust and Curator of Iranian Collections, The British Library)     ‘Harold Bailey: Founding Trustee of the Ancient India & Iran …

Steppe: a Central Asian Panorama

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Issue 8 of Steppe includes a number of articles of special interest, notably Thomas Loy’s account of the Yaghnob valley, accompanied by 16 pages of stunning photography by Helen Bodian. Situated in a concealed valley between the Hisar and Zarafshan mountain ranges about 60 km north of Dushanbe in Tajikistan, the Yaghnobi people have survived with their own language which is closely related to the pre-Islamic Iranian language Sogdian. In the early 70s, however, the entire population was forcibly resettled in the plains to work on cotton plantations. A comparatively …