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 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 April

Leilah Vevaina, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Of Worldly Deeds and Sacred Souls: The Trust and Parsi Muktad Ceremonies

Atash Kadeh of Zoroastrian Association of California (ZAC) during Muktads, Photo by Leilah Vevaina

Friday 3 May

Michael Shenkar, Hebrew University of Jerusalem/University of Oxford

A Scene of Fire Worship from the Late Umayyad Palace at Sanjar-Shah and the Sogdian Cult in the 8th Century

A fragment of wall painting with heads of Sogdian priests, Sanjar-Shah. Drawing by Maria Gervais.

Friday 7 June

James White, University of Oxford

Editing Early Modern Persian Poetry from Iran and India: Global Perspectives and Local Identities


Now available to watch on our YouTube channel

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

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