A New Arrival!

Jo Salisbury News Leave a Comment

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that Anna, AIIT’s administrator, has given birth to a beautiful baby boy.  Wilfred Arthur Altai Midsummer Eve was born on Monday 20th June at 8.43pm – Midsummer’s Eve of course!   Congratulations to Anna and her husband Stuart – everyone at the Trust looks forward to seeing baby Wilf very soon. A few pictures of Anna and Wilf are available on her Flickr page.

New issue of INDIRAN

Jo Salisbury News Leave a Comment

A new issue of  the Ancient India and Iran Trust’s newsletter, INDIRAN, is now available. This issue includes an account by Bi Bo, visiting scholar from Renmin University of China, Beijing, of her work on Sogdian  manuscripts from Khotan, Xinjiang. Ian Proudfoot, Australian National University, describes exciting finds of unique Malay printed books. Deborah Sutton, University of Lancaster, examines the Hindu temple in terms of political and cultural encounter during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The newsletter also includes reports of a joint presentation by Annabel Gallop and Venetia …

Zakirullah Jan’s Lecture

Jo Salisbury News Leave a Comment

The AIIT’s Pakistan Visiting Fellow, Dr. Zakirullah Jan, gave a lecture on 11th March on his fieldwork in Pakistan. The talk was entitled: ‘In Quest of the Indus Civilization in the Gomal plain, Northwest Pakistan’, and was well attended. Below is a photo of Bridget Allchin with Zakirullah, Almut Hintze and other lecture attendees.

Forthcoming Lectures

Jo Salisbury News

18 March Dr Zakirullah JAN, (University of Peshawar) In Quest of the Indus Civilization in the Gomal plain, Northwest Pakistan SPECIAL EVENT In association with the Britain-Nepal Academic Council, CRASSH and the Centre for South Asian Studies 19 April Professor Robin CONINGHAM (University of Durham) Lumbini: preserving and protecting a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Nepal. NB: This lecture starts at 5.30pm and a reception will follow.  

Literary Bookcase

Jo Salisbury News Leave a Comment

The AIIT has recently been presented with an elegant glass-fronted bookcase which now gracefully adorns the landing at the top of the stairs. It was given to us by Trust friend Dr Dido Davies who inherited it from her stepfather Charles Dudley Massey (1905-1980), a key figure in the antiquarian book trade from 1923 until his death. Massey embarked on his long career in 1921 at Pickering & Chatto and became joint managing director of it on his father’s death in 1928. He thus became, at the early age of …