What’s On

What’s On at the AIIT

We hold regular public lectures at 5pm on Friday evenings during University term in addition to special events, conferences, workshops and occasional exhibitions. We also have an active Friends group. As part of the ‘family’, Friends are invited to our traditional Summer Garden Party and other social functions, and are always welcome to visit the Trust.

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Future events

AIIT: Easter Term 2017 Lecture Programme

Stereoscopic photograph of a view from a courtyard of the Chandra Mahal in Jaipur in Rajasthan, taken by James Ricalton in c. 1903 (British Library Photo 181/(88)). Public domain

Lectures begin at 5.30pm. Refreshments from 5pm. All welcome

  • MONDAY 24th April: Giles Tillotson (Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, City Palace, Jaipur): Recent Developments at the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, City Palace, Jaipur
    Please note this talk will be on a Monday rather than the usual Friday
  • 5 May: Julius Lipner (University of Cambridge): An Unfinished Journey: From Bengal to Cambridge and Back Again – Many Times
    Special event for Friends of the Trust (Advance booking required)
  • 12 May: Sâqib Bâburi (British Library): The Windsor Padshahnamah: A Royal Copy of Shah Jahan’s Chronicle
  • 26 May: Jesse Palsetia (University of Guelph): Parsi Traders and Travellers: Global Zoroastrians in the Age of Empire
  • 2 June: Hans Bakker (British Museum): The Huns in Central and South Asia: How a Century of War against Nomadic Invaders from the Steppes is Concluded by a Game of Chess between the Kings of India and Persia

Lectures are held at:

  • Ancient India & Iran Trust
    23 Brooklands Avenue
    Cambridge CB2 8BG

If you wish to attend the Friends’ event on 5th May, or would like to become a Friend, please download our application form or contact the Administrator on info@indiran.org, tel. 01223 356841.


Mani in Cambridge: A Day-Symposium on Manichaean Studies

Saturday 25 March 2017 at The Ancient India and Iran Trust, Cambridge (UK)

A one day Symposium on Manichaean Studies sponsored jointly by the Ancient India and Iran Trust, the International Association of Manichaean Studies and the Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum Project.

If you would like to attend please contact the co-ordinator Sam Lieu (samuel.lieu@mq.edu.au) to register for the event beforehand.

Details and programme