SOAS University of London

Centre of Contemporary Central Asia & the Caucasus

Anthony Hyman Memorial Lecture

Anthony Hyman close up

‚ÄčThe Anthony Hyman Memorial Lecture has become an established annual event at SOAS; bringing together those with an interest in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Central Asia and providing an opportunity for leading scholars, opinion formers and policy makers to reflect on issues of topical interest.

The continuing success of the Anthony Hyman memorial lectures is a testament to the impact which Anthony Hyman had on thinking about Afghanistan and the affection in which he was held by his many friends and associates. An expert on Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan and Central Asia, and a commentator for the BBC World Service for more than twenty years, Anthony was a linguist, historian, bibliophile, art lover and traveller.

The lecture has been running since 2003 and speakers include M. Masoom Stanekzai (former Minister of Communication, Government of Afghanistan), Nancy Hatch Dupree and Jonathan Steele (Author/ International affairs columnist).

Podcasts of the lecture series are permanently archived on the Centre website and freely available to all. 

The Centre has established an Anthony Hyman memorial fund to cover the costs of the lecture.  Support the lecture series.

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