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 …

Special Friends Only Event

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‘Music from Central Asia: From Shamanism to Sufism,’ a performance and explanation by Dr Razia Sultanova (Director, Centre for Central Asian Music and Fellow at Cambridge Central Asia Forum, University of Cambridge) 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  

Deciphering Bactrian Talk Fully Booked

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**Friday 11th November, 5.30pm** Veronica DOUBLEDAY (Independent Scholar) THE LEGACY OF QUATRAIN SINGING AS PRACTISED IN AFGHANISTAN All Welcome, Admission Free Light Refreshments will be served from 5pm