What's On

What's On at the AIIT

We hold regular public lectures at 5:30pm 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 special events, our traditional Summer Garden Party and other social functions, and are always welcome to visit the Trust.

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Lent Term 2024

All welcome. Talks begin at 5:30pm. Refreshments are served from 5pm.

For further information about this term's lectures and speakers, click here.


Friday 26 January

Katherine Schofield, King's College London

Music and Musicians in Late Mughal India: Histories of the Ephemeral, 1748–1858

Friday 9 February

Warwick Ball, Near-Eastern archaeologist and author

East of the Wardrobe:
Islam and Iran in C. S. Lewis’s Chronicles of Narnia

Friday 1 March

Richard Widdess, SOAS University of London

Music for a Royal Ceremony, Kathmandu 1664 CE

Processional music ensemble (naqqāra khāna). Detail from a cloth painting (paubha), Kathmandu c. 1664–9. Collège de France, Paris. Photo: R. Widdess.


Friday 15 March

Pierfrancesco Callieri, University of Bologna and ISMEO, Italy 

New Observations on the Achaemenid Presence in the Persian Gulf

Thursday 21 March

Cameron Petrie, University of Cambridge; Ancient India & Iran Trust

How do you map the archaeological heritage of South Asia? The whys and wherefores of large-scale mapping and surveying of archaeological sites in the Indus River Basin

Further details on the Cambridge Festival Website

Please note that booking is required for this event. To book a place email info@indiran.org or call 01223 356841.

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You can also watch some of our past talks on our YouTube Channel