The History of Lahore and the Preservation of its Historic Buildings

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‘The History of Lahore and the Preservation of its Historic Buildings’ A Symposium to be held 13th and 14th October 2017 at Cambridge The Ancient India & Iran Trust, in association with the Centre of South Asian Studies (University of Cambridge), is holding a symposium in Cambridge on the history of Lahore and the preservation of its historic monuments, 13-14 October 2017. The presentations will cover a wide range of subjects, from the earliest history of Lahore and the walled city, via the glory of Mughal architecture, to the colonial …

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AIIT prizewinners at 3rd Biennial Conference of Symposia Iranica

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Symposia Iranica recently held its 3rd Biennial Conference at Pembroke College Cambridge on 11th and 12th April. Founded in 2012, Symposia Iranica has established a dedicated forum for postgraduates and early career scholars working on any aspect of Iranian studies in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. This year it included over 100 speakers from 23 countries. The Ancient India and Iran Trust was very pleased to support the project and contributed two prizes for the best presentations in the field of pre-Islamic Iranian studies. The choice was hard but …

Report on Manichaean Symposium at AIIT

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By Sam Lieu, AIIT Trustee A one-day symposium, ‘Mani in Cambridge’, was held on Saturday 25th March at the Ancient India and Iran Trust. The event was co-sponsored by the Trust, the International Association of Manichaean Studies and the Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum (with a small grant from the Union Académique Internationale). The study of the teaching of Mani (216-276 CE) and the history of his religion has been based on a series of remarkable textual discoveries made since the beginning of the 20th C in Central Asia (Turfan and Dunhuang), …

Mani in Cambridge: A Day-Symposium on Manichaean Studies

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The Trust has a long-standing connection with the study of Manichaeism and from 1999 to 2005 was the home of the AHRC funded Manichaean Dictionary Project, headed by our Chairman Nicholas Sims-Williams. As a result several volumes were published in the Brepols Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum series as part of the Dictionary of Manichaean Texts, namely vol. 2: Texts from Iraq and Iran (Texts in Syriac, Arabic, Persian and Zoroastrian Middle Persian) by F. de Blois and others (2006); vol. 3, part 1: Dictionary of Manichaean Middle Persian and Parthian by D. Durkin-Meisterernst …

Annual Allchin Symposium on South Asian Archaeology

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Annual Allchin Symposium on South Asian Archaeology 2-3 December 2016, Cambridge VENUE: The McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, & The Ancient India and Iran Trust About the Symposium The Annual Allchin Symposium on South Asian Archaeology was established to commemorate the work of Raymond and Bridget Allchin, and the outstanding contribution that they made to development of South Asian studies in the United Kingdom. The United Kingdom is currently home to the largest community of scholars working on South Asia outside of South Asia itself. Yet, until recently, there has …