SOAS University of London

Centre for Iranian Studies

Kamran Djam Annual Lecture Series

In 2011 SOAS was awarded a gift of £2 million by the Fereydoun Djam Charitable Trust to promote Iranian studies. This generous endowment enables SOAS to build on its long and distinguished tradition of study into one of the world's oldest and richest cultures.

As part of this initiative, SOAS introduced new scholarships in Iranian studies as well as this annual lecture series to promote diverse aspects of Iranian studies. The annual lectures are hosted by the Centre for Iranian Studies at SOAS and are named after Fereydoun's son, Kamran Djam, who predeceased his parents in 1989.

Previous Recordings

Previous Events in this series

Kamran Djam Annual Lecture at SOAS: Seventy Years in the Social History of the Iranian Oil Industry (1908-1978): Labour and Beyond (The Development Years)

Touraj Atabaki, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam

The first of two lectures by Touraj Atabaki on Seventy Years in the Social History of the Iranian Oil Industry (1908-1978): Labour and Beyond, the second will take place on Wednesday 6 February 2019.

5 February 2019, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

Kamran Djam Annual Lecture at SOAS: Managing the Guarded Domains

Abbas Amanat, Yale University

The first of two lectures by Abbas Amanat on In Search of Modern Iran, the second will take place on Tuesday 14 March 2017. This longue durée of Iran’s early modern and modern history explores patterns of sovereignty, memory and nationhood from the Safavid to the Pahlavid periods. 

13 March 2017, Russell Square: College Buildings, Khalili Lecture Theatre, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Kamran Djam 2012 Annual Lecture at SOAS: The Exilic Mode in Persian Literature

Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, University of Maryland

In the first of two lectures to mark the first Kamran Djam Annual Lecture at SOAS Professor Karimi-Hakkak will address The Exilic Mode in Persian Literature with reference to The Classical Background.

25 June 2012, Brunei Gallery, Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM