Simple Economics but Complicated Politics? Chinese and Indian Relations with Iran

How important is Iran for China and India’s energy security? What role will the Belt and Road Initiative play? What are the immediate ramifications and what might we expect 5-10 years from now? China and India are the giants of Asia, having grown in geopolitical and economic importance over the last couple of decades. In… Read More Simple Economics but Complicated Politics? Chinese and Indian Relations with Iran

Lecture: 19th-century Islamic visions of an Abbasid Golden Age: Strategies for claiming the Modern

The Department of History at Uppsala University is pleased to announce a lecture by Monica Ringer, Professor of History at Amherst College.   The lecture is entitled: “19th-century Islamic visions of an Abbasid Golden Age: Strategies for claiming the Modern.”   It will be held on Monday, Dec. 3 at 15:15 in Engelska Parken 1:0062.… Read More Lecture: 19th-century Islamic visions of an Abbasid Golden Age: Strategies for claiming the Modern

Lecture: Field work in Shughni-speaking area

The Scandinavian Society for Iranian Studies is honoured to invite you to attend the lecture of professors Vladimir Plungian and Ekaterina Rakhilina. They will present a short report of their recent field work in Badakhshan district (Khorog and its immediate environment) aimed at documenting Shughni as it is spoken currently. Specimens of recorded texts will be provided. Vladimir Plungian is… Read More Lecture: Field work in Shughni-speaking area

Oral Narration in Iranian Cultures: A Conference in honour of Professor Bo Utas on his 80th Birthday

Oral narration is one of the verbal arts intrinsic to human nature, yet it has been much less studied than written literature. Oral traditions are central to Iranian cultures, but are facing a threat of extinction even more dire than the loss of Iranian indigenous languages generally. This conference will bring together international experts to examine… Read More Oral Narration in Iranian Cultures: A Conference in honour of Professor Bo Utas on his 80th Birthday

Imperier – Från hettiterna till osmanerna

Föreningen Svenska Istanbulinstitutets Vänner fyller 30 år och inbjuder i samarbete med Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul till en temadag om imperier: Imperier – Från hettiterna till osmanerna PROGRAM D. Henningsson, Luwia Minor – några nedslag i hettitisk utrikespolitik i västra Mindre Asien A. Dahlén, Perserna i Mindre Asien – en allmän översikt från Kyros den store… Read More Imperier – Från hettiterna till osmanerna

Seminar: War and Diplomacy on the Fringes of the Achaemenid Empire

The Department of Archeology and Classical Studies at Stockholm University and the German Archeological Institute is pleased to invite you to the seminar War and Diplomacy on the Fringes of the Achaemenid Empire. Tracing War. Destruction as an Archaeological Phenomenon in Archaic Asia Minor. Jan Köster (German Archeological Institute) Following the ancient written sources, first and… Read More Seminar: War and Diplomacy on the Fringes of the Achaemenid Empire