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Week beginning Monday 23 March 2015

Monday 23 March 2015

All Day:
  • Persian Immersion Course
  • The British Institute of Persian Studies (BIPS) is pleased to announce its third and final round of an intensive, one-week Persian immersion course.

Tuesday 24 March 2015


Wednesday 25 March 2015

Thursday 26 March 2015

  • The fortunes and misfortunes of the Tibetan army’s reforms during the first half of the 20th century (1895-1951)
  • Dr Alice Travers (CNRS)
  • The Tibetan army's expansion and reform was part of a modernisation programme undertaken by the 13th Dalai-lama. Troop numbers, organisation and equipment were improved in the context of Tibet’s de facto independence and increasing military threat to the east. Based on biographies, archives and interviews, this talk analyses the military reforms (recruitment, hierarchy, training, uniform, arms, ammunitions) in tandem with the political national and international context.


Friday 27 March 2015


Saturday 28 March 2015

Sunday 29 March 2015