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2014

January

13/01/14
16/01/14
  • Recalling The Future: post revolutionary Iranian art
  • Recalling The Future challenges assumptions about 'Iranian'art. As Iranian artists in the 1960s and 70s increasingly combined signifiers of their local, national identity with formal approaches fit for the increasing modernity of their environment, this exhibition demonstrates artwork that radically shakes up the basic conception of the country’s modern canon.

February

04/02/14
  • Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran
  • Tara Povey, SOAS, Mehri Honarbin-Holliday, Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, Elaheh Rostami-Povey, Centre for Iranian Studies
  • Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

18/02/14
19/02/14
20/02/14
  • 'Attâr's Canticle of the Birds: a Thirteenth-Century Persian Sufi Masterpiece of Poetry and Art
  • Michael Barry, Princeton University
  • Composed at the turn of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries, the ‘Canticle of the Birds’ or Manteq-ot-Teyr is universally regarded not only as the most perfect crystallization of Sufi thought in Persian verse - indeed Rûmî acknowledged its poet `Attâr (ca. 1145-1221) as his own spiritual master - but as one of the greatest masterpieces of all mystical literature.

March

04/03/14
05/03/14
11/03/14

April

29/04/14
  • Women, Power and Politics in 21st Century Iran
  • Tara Povey, SOAS, Mehri Honarbin-Holliday, Centre for Gender Studies, SOAS, Elaheh Rostami-Povey, Centre for Iranian Studies
  • Resheduled from 4 February 2014. Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

30/04/14

May

13/05/14
  • Persian Service: The BBC and British Interests in Iran
  • Annabelle Sreberny, SOAS and Massoumeh Torfeh, SOAS
  • Behrouz Afagh, Head of Middle East and West/Central Asia, BBC World; Ali Ansari, Director of the Institute for Iranian Studies, University of St Andrews; and John Downing, Southern Illinois University join the authors Annabelle Sreberny and Massoumeh Torfeh to mark the publication of their book.

15/05/14

November

22/11/14