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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Easter Term 2022

Friday 20 May 2022, 5:30pm

(refreshments from 5pm)

Antonio Panaino, University of Bologna

The Souls of Women in the Zoroastrian Afterlife |More

Photo: Antonio Panaino. Seal with an image of standing female figure, sometimes framed by an arch, facing right in profile, with one hand stretching out to the right and holding a flower. As the legend declares, this is the kunišn (= dēn) whose action in progress is good. Thus, she represents the good dēn advancing towards the ruwân.


Friday 10 June, 5:30pm (postponed from 13 May)

(refreshments from 5pm)

John MacGinnis, British Museum

Clash of Empires: Excavating a Parthian Outpost in the Mountains of Kurdistan |More

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Photo: John MacGinnis. Darband-i Rania Archaeological Project


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Joe Cribb, Hebei Normal University; British Museum; Ancient India & Iran Trust

The Origins of Coinage: China and Turkey c. 600 BC


Left: Bronze hoe-shaped coin of Zhou, central northern China. Right: Gold-silver alloy coin of ‘Phanes’, western Turkey © British Museum

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