Conferences and Seminars
Scholarships, Internships, and Travel
Film, Theatre, and Performing Arts
Books for Institutional Libraries
Lecture Series and Poetry Readings
Abbas Akhavan – Study for a Garden: The first London solo exhibition of a new body of site-specific works by the artist.
Parviz Tanavoli: Artist, teacher and collector.
Heroic Ages - Thousand Years Persian Book of the Kings: An exhibition of Shahnameh manuscripts and single folios from the collection of the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin and the Berlin National Library and two private collections in Germany
Golnaz Fathi: Liminal - Subliminal: A remarkable selection of new works by Golnaz Fathi.
Epic of the Persian Kings: the Shahnameh of Ferdowsi: An exhibition of works from UK collections dedicated to the Shahnameh: manuscripts and single detached folios, ceramics, metalwork and textiles.
Garden of Heaven: An exciting opportunity to view Sir William Burrell’s prized 17th century Persian “Wagner” Garden Carpet, believed to be the second most important Iranian carpet in the UK after the Ardabil Carpet at the V&A.
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam at the British Library: Exhibition of richly illustrated editions of the poem, together with fascinating background information on its long history.
Transit Tehran: Exhibition of photography, art & short documentary films
Routes II: Second Exhibition of Contemporary Middle Eastern Art in London
Shah 'Abbas: The Remaking of Iran: An exhibition focusing on the reign of Shah 'Abbas I, of the Safavid Dynasty and a pivotal figure in the history of pre-modern Iran whose legacy lives on in the magnificent buildings of Isfahan and the opulent gifts that he gave to the major shrines of Iran.
Shah 'Abbas: The Remaking of Iran: A series of evening lectures, late night events, half-term family activities, and a film season.
Nicky Nodjoumi - The Formulaic Nature of Appearances: Large scale paintings using a visual narrative that leads through a world full of creatures, hovering above and below ground, leaving an overall sensation of displacement behind
Hossein Khosrojerdi - Cogito Ergo Sum: An exhibition of surreal and expressive works by one of the leading contemporary Iranian artists
Mehdi Saeedi - Black & Red & White: A new conceptual and modernist approach to the aesthetics of the calligraphic script
Mehrdad Shoghi - Between the lines: A remarkable selection of works by Mehrdad Shoghi
Kaveh Golestan - Recording the Truth in Iran: Kaveh Golestan's black & white photography covering the period from 1975 to the late 1990s
30 Years of Solitude: A fascinating selection of works by some of Iran's most talented and extraordinary women artists.
Iran: New Voices Focus: Shirin Neshat: An exclusive presentation of work from seminal contemporary artist Shirin Neshat + Q&A with the artist.
Iran: New Voices Focus: Untitled Series: bedun e onvan 1 (untitled 1): The contrasting works of Avish Khebrehzadeh and Shahab Fotouhi.
Iran: New Voices Focus: Untitled Series: bedun e onvan 2 (untitled 2): The works of Mandana Moghaddam and Barbad Golshiri focusing on language and communication.
Iran: New Voices Focus: Untitled Series: bedun e onvan 3 (untitled 3): The works of Shahram Entekhabi and Ghazel focusing on social and gender issues.
Iran: New Voices Focus: Untitled Series: bedun e onvan 4 (untitled 4): The works of Mahmoud Bakhshi and Mitra Tabrizian focusing on the relationship between politics, society and religion in a transcultural context.
Routes: An exhibition of contemporary Middle Eastern Art.
Conference of the Birds: An exposition of Iranian art focusing on its stylistic, thematic and visual evolution within the past century.
Broken Promises, Forbidden Dreams: 4 - 8 October 2007. An exhibition of contemporary Iranian art at Art London 2007, brings together a collection of over 100 paintings from some 30 Iranian artists, mostly living in Iran. These works express the environment of paradox, frustration and hope in which contemporary Iranian art thrives today.
Images from the Endgame, Persia through a Russian Lens, 1901-1914: 10 October - 9 December 2006. Photographs taken by Alexander Iyas during his stay in Persia from 1901 to 1914.
Forgotten Empire: The World of Ancient Persia: Art of the Achaemenid Persian Empire (550-330 BC) with major loans from the National Museum of Iran and the Louvre.
Linescapes of Thought - Secret Vision: Works of art by Fari Shams, whose work explores the inter-relationships between mathematics and music, to create a perceptual art form that navigates between an abstract, a figurative and a conceptual expression.
Portrait of Iran - Mamad Mossadegh: Mamad Mossadegh is a British/Iranian photographer who grew up in London, England since the age of eight. He gained a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. His work has appeared in magazines such as Time Out London, Touch, Hot Shoe, Photo, and the British Journal of Photography amongst many others.
Angels - Maryam Salour: Maryam Salour is a polyvalent artist. Simultaneously ceramist, sculptor and painter, she incarnates the three disciplines without confusing them. However, there is no disruption between the three. It was in France at the Savigny Academy that she was initiated to the art of ceramics.
Trees in Snow: Abbas Kiarostami is renowned for his award-winning films. Less well known is his practice of still photography sustained over 25 years. These photography exhibitions mark the first time that Kiarostami photographs have been exhibited in the UK.
Forest Without Leaves (Abbas Kiarostami, 2005): World premiere installation showing a three dimensional forest of trees, where the trees have been substituted by huge hollow tree-size tubes completely covered by photographic images of the barks of trees, thus making the tubes appear as trees.
Ten Poems From Hafez - Exhibition of works by Jila Peacock: An exhibition consisting of calligraphic shape poems based on the works of Hafez.
Far Near Distance: Contemporary Positions of Iranian Artists: This interdisciplinary programme of the House of World Cultures will feature art and artistic production of Iranian origin from both within and outside the country.
Veil: An exhibition regarding the veil organised by inIVA (Institute of International Visual Arts) in association with The Iran Heritage Foundation.
Persian Steel - A Mirror of Life in Iran: An exhibition dedicated to the collection of Persian steel objects gathered over the last thirty years by the Iranian sculptor, Parviz Tanavoli.
12 Photographic Journeys - Iran in the 21st Century: An exhibition that presented twelve photographic voyages through Iran in the twenty-first century.
Reservoirs of Memories: Artwork of Farhad Moshiri.
Simorgh: An exhibition of contemporary paintings, including the works of Graham Day, inspired by the writings of Farid al-Din Attar. The imagery in Graham Day's monoprints is derived from popular talismans found in Iran and the Middle East. Day works with these images using relief printmaking, which is inevitably concerned with mirror images and symmetry. Organised by the Foundation and the October Gallery.
Royal Persian Paintings - The Qajar Epoch - 1785-1925: This exhibition which was organised and planned by the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York was the first ever devoted to the flowering of painting and the visual arts in Persia during the 18th and 19th centuries. It featured oil paintings, manuscript illustrations; works on paper and decorative arts and drew on holdings of the world's most important public and private collections. The exhibition was brought to London by the Foundation and shown at the Brunei Gallery.
Khosrow Hassan Zadeh - Life, War & Art: An exhibition of paintings by a young and newly emerging Iranian painter. The exhibition was organised by Rose Issa and jointly sponsored with the World Bank and Visiting Arts.
Iranian Contemporary Art: An exhibition of contemporary Iranian paintings shown at the Barbican Centre. This exhibition was organised by the Barbican Centre in association with the Foundation and the Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art.
Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings: This ancient Persian epic tale, enjoyed for over 1000 years, is beautifully retold and exquisitely illustrated for a new generation of English-speaking children.
Simin Turkmen Jewelry: Silver Ornaments from the Marshall and Marilyn R. Wolf Collection
Portugal, The Persian Gulf and Safavid Persia: A compilation in revised form of the papers given at the international conference organised by Iran Heritage Foundation and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institute, held at the Freer & Sackler Galleries, Washington DC in September 2007.
Forugh Farrokhzad: Poet of Modern Iran: A new milestone in the study and understanding of this extraordinary poet.
Hafiz and the Religion of Love in Classical Persian Poetry: The most comprehensive introduction to Hafiz’s romantic philosophy, literary tradition, poetry and biography yet published in any European language.
The World of Achaemenid Persia: History, Art and Society in Iran and the Ancient Near East: A sustained and comprehensive overview of the field of Achaemenid studies by leading scholars and experts
Carpets And Textiles In The Iranian World 1400–1700: A compilation in revised form of the papers given at the international conference arranged by the May Beattie Carpet Archive and co-sponsored by the Iran Heritage Foundation, held at the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford, in August 2003.
Reformers And Revolutionaries In Modern Iran : New Perspective on the Iranian Left.
The Hispano-Portuguese Empire and the Persian Gulf August 2007. This comprehensive bibliography brings together the totality of writings published in the last 500 years on every single aspect of the relations between the Hispano-Portuguese empire, the Persian Gulf, the Golf of Oman, and the Indian Ocean in a multitude of Western and non-Western languages.
Images from the Endgame, Persia through a Russian Lens, 1901-1914: July 2006. Memoirs and photographs of Alexander Iyas during his stay in Persia 1901-1914.
Britain and the Iranian Constitutional Revolution 1906-1911: June 2006. Published by: Syracuse University Press in association with the Iran Heritage Foundation.
Let Me Tell You Where I've Been: New Writing by Women of the Iranian Diaspora: May 2006. Published by: University of Arkansas Press in association with the Iran Heritage Foundation.
Abbas Kiarostami in Eastern Art Report: April 2005. Published by: Eastern Art Report in conjunction with Abbas Kiarostami: Visions of the Artist.
Abbas Kiarostami in Portfolio Magazine: Published by: BFI Publishing as a BFI Modern Classics in conjunction with. Abbas Kiarostami: Visions of the Artist.
The Cinema of Abbas Kiarostami: by Alberto Elena. Published by: Saqi Books in association with the Iran Heritage Foundation and the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute.
Persepolis Fortification Tablets: Preparation and publication of two volumes of the results of this long-term project, which is conducted under the supervision of Prof. Margeret Cool Root at the University of Michigan.
The Aura of Kings: Publication on Iranian symbols of authority and radiating glory.
Sohravardi's Allegorical Works: Publication of and English/Persian/Arabic edition of this important work of Sohravardi.
Persian Paintings - Kalila wa Dimna Manuscripts of the Late Fourteenth Century: Publication of the definitive work on this subject matter based on all the known early manuscripts of the Kalila wa Dimna.
Studies of Persian Painting: Publication of a Festschrift in honour of Basil W. Robinson with essays by the leading authorities on Persian painting.
Gazetteer of Merv: Publication of archival photographs of the monuments of Merv, the capital of ancient Khorassan.
Cultural Dualism in Contemporary Iran - Lifestyles, Values and Worldviews: Completion of research and publication of this monograph which is the result of a fifteen year field research project in Iran.
Monuments of Merv: Preparation and publication of the first monograph based on important archaeological work that has been carried out on the site of Merv since 1992.
Persian Steel: Preparation and publication of the first comprehensive book on the history of the traditional steel-working industry of Iran.
Inscriptions of the Shibanids: Publication of major field research in Russia by German and Russian scholars, jointly sponsored with the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Iran & Caucasus - Research Papers from the Caucasus Centre for Iranian Studies. Volume 5: Publication of the fifth volume of this English language journal published by the Caucasian Centre for Iranian Studies of Yerevan (State University in Armenia).
The New Iranian Cinema - Politics, Representation and Identity: Publication of the proceedings of a conference held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (Univ. of London), which was jointly organized by the Foundation, the School of Oriental and African Studies and the British Institute of Persian Studies.
Qajar Portraits: Publication of the supplementary catalogue of the works of art that were added for the London presentation of the 'Qajar Epoch: Royal Persian Paintings' exhibition.
From Kairo to Kabul: Publication of a Festschrift in honour of Ralph Pinder-Wilson with essays by leading authorities on Persian art and architecture.
Classical Persian Poetry and Poets: The Timurid and Türkmen Periods : The workshop focuses on the life, works and thought of all major and some of the minor poets of the Timurid and Türkmen periods.
9th Biennial Conference of Iranian Studies: A biennial conference that includes contributions in all fields of Iranian studies, especially new areas of investigation and novel approaches to traditional fields.
Coercion or Empowerment: A one day conference focusing on official anti-veiling campaigns in the Middle East and Central Asia in the 1920s-30s from a comparative historical perspective.
Shahdad and The Bronze Age in Southeast Iran: A conference/workshop on the archaeology of southeastern Iran in the 3rd and 2nd millennium BC with focus on the archeological site of Shahdad.
Lunch and Literature: New Persian Cooking: A fresh approach to the Classic Cuisine of Iran with Jila Dana Haeri and Shahrzad Ghorashian. Launch of "New Persian Cooking", published by I.B. Tauris.
Music In Middle Eastern Cinema: A mini-festival of feature and documentary films, and a two-day conference, focusing on the rich musical heritage and the burgeoning new music scenes in the Middle East.
Special Maps of Persia: A lecture by Dr. Cyrus Alai, focusing on the history of the political maps of Persia up to the early parts of the 20th century.
Shahnama Millennium Conference, Ferdowsi: The Next Thousand Years: An international conference on the Shahnama, elaborating various areas of existing research, and opening up new topics for future studies.
The Shahnameh and Persian Poetry: Lecture by Professor Dick Davis.
Objects, Collections and Cultures: A symposium focusing on the role of objects and collections across a range of traditional Islamic cultures.
Mythologizing the Transition: Bahram Beyzaie's Cinema and Theatre: A one day symposium focusing on the Cinema and Theatre of Bahram Beyzaie, one of the most complicated figures of the contemporary Iranian cultural scene.
Azadeh Moaveni – Honeymoon in Tehran: In Conversation with Dr Dominic Parviz Brookshaw, University of Manchester.
The Shahnameh & Persian Identity: A conference focusing on the Shahnameh and the development of Persian identity in historical perspective.
Historiography & Iran in Comparative Perspective: A conference focusing on the developments in the historiography of Iran in comparative perspective.
Omar Khayyam, Edward Fitzgerald and the Rubaiyat: The conference will examine the life and works of Edward FitzGerald, with particular emphasis on The Rubaiyat, and other European translations of Khayyam's rubaiyat, on their impact on European literature and 'Orientalism', on the publication history of the translations and the illustrations of the quatrains.
Empires and Revolutions: Iranian-Russian Encounters since 1800: A Conference on Russian-Iranian encounters since the early nineteenth century.
Thirty Years On: The Social and Cultural Impacts of the Iranian Revolution: A conference focusing on the developments in the social and cultural lives of Iranians since the revolution
The World of Shah ʿAbbas: A symposium that will cover the political, social, economic, and religious policies of Shah ʿAbbas, and his impact on Iran's art and architecture
Patterns of Perfection: A two day conference exploring 19th century Iranian textiles and carpets and their impact on British design
Takhti and the Zurkhaneh: A study session focusing on Takhti, the famous Iranian wrestler with a view to offering a contemporary perspective on Iranian history, religion and culture
Spaces and Visions: A symposium exploring the manifold issues facing the discipline of Islamic art today.
Every Inch a King - From Alexander to the King of Kings: An examination of different styles of kingship as a means of negotiating power and legitimating of authority.
The Seljuqs: Islam revitalized?: A symposium aiming to assess the state of Seljuq Studies, advance knowledge in the field and discuss future avenues of research
Seventh Biennial Conference of Iranian Studies: A biennial conference that includes contributions in all fields of Iranian studies, especially new areas of investigation and/or novel approaches to traditional fields.
The Rise of the Persian Renaissance: A conference that will try to explore the reasons and give evidences of the "sudden revival" of the Iranian literary culture after "two centuries of silence" caused by the Arab invasion in the 7th century
Visual Representations of Iran: Conference, Film season, Photographic exhibition
The Cinema of Rakhshan Bani-Etemad: A conference that will explore the films of Rakhshan Bani-Etemad and the broader impact of her work.
Wondrous Words: The Poetic Mastery of Jalal al-Din Rumi: On the 800th anniversary of his birth, the Foundation and the British Museum have organised a conference that will focus on the poetic origins, quality, and impact of Rumi's writings, its sources of inspiration, and its echoes in Persian speaking parts of the world near and far.
Portugal, the Persian Gulf and Safavid Persia: On the 500th anniversary of Afonso de Albuquerque's attempts to take Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, this conference will focus on the contacts of the Portuguese with Safavid Persia and various aspects of their activities in the Persian Gulf basin.
Master classes in classical Persian music: Master classes in Persian music by two of the most eminent musicians of the classical tradition, at the SOAS World Music Summer School.
Intellectual Relations and the Renewal of Religious Thought in Iran and Muslim India During the Modern Period: This conference aims to explore the intellectual relations existing between Iran and India during the Modern Period and the features of the Islamic philosophical, mystic and scientific production of the Indo-Iranian milieu of the Modern Age, focusing on the circulation of scholars and doctrines, the figures and themes of the doctrinal and religious renewal, as well as the familiarization of the Persians with Indian learning.
Hafiz and The School of Love in Classical Persian Poetry: This conference hopes to reveal, through the works of Hafiz, the historical, aesthetic, rhetorical, philosophical and theological bases of his love lyrics in the culture and civilization devoted to the School of Love in mediaeval Persia.
Sixth Biennial Conference of Iranian Studies: A biennial conference that includes contributions in all fields of Iranian studies, especially new areas of investigation and/or novel approaches to traditional fields.
The Iranian Constitutional Revolution 1906-1911: On the centenary of the Constitutional Revolution this conference addresses issues such as: What kind of a revolution was it? How did it change Iran? The role of imperialism? How lasting were the institutions established by the revolution? Its global influence? How it shaped the country's future? Etc.
The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shiism: This conference aims to bring together historians, art historians, anthropologists and folklorists, in order to try and identify what is specifically Shiite in the art and material culture of Iran. The conference will cover Iran from earliest Islamic times until the 21st century, but expects to focus on four main periods, Safavid, Qajar, Pahlavi and post-Revolutionary Iran.
Discourses of Memory In Iranian Languages: This conference brings together specialists working on aspects of memory, oral history and oral tradition in Iranian languages.
Earthen Architecture in Iran and Central Asia: Conference on the conservation and management of the archaeological and architectural legacy of earthen architecture in Iran and Central Asia.
The World of Achaemenid Persia: Over 50 speakers will discuss the Achaemenid dynasty. The focus of discussions will be history/historiography, new sources, art & architecture, gender, political continuity/change, iconography, religion, origins & legacy.
Private Lives and Public Spaces in Modern Iran: This conference provides a rare opportunity for the articulation of new research agendas for the reconceptualization of modern Iranian history (from the mid 19th century to the present day) by addressing such themes as the historization of personhood, the family, and modes of intimacy, and friendship.
Abbas Kiarostami: Image, voice and vision: Through photography, film and poetry, Kiarostami has communicated a significant vision of God, man, nature, and life based on a minimalist, almost accidental approach to the dynamics and techniques of production.
Aspects of History and Culture in Pre-modern Iran: This research workshop in Iranian studies aims to provide a forum for UK based graduate students in the many disparate fields of related Iranian studies to present their work in progress.
Historiological and Political Culture in Twentieth Century Iran: A conference that brought together leading historians from Iran, Europe and the United States to discuss different readings of modern Iranian historiography and the resulting interpretations of Iran's political culture throughout its long history.
Nizami Ganjavi - Artistic and Humanistic Aspects of the Khamsa:: A conference on the artistic and humanistic aspects of the Nizami's work, i.e. narrative stratagems, forms and functions of rhetoric figures, ethical and philosophical concerns, nature description and its function, his lyrical work, psychology and development of the heroes, comparative analyses, sources and influences.
Metals and Metalworking in Islamic Iran: A conference on various aspect of Persian steel and metalwork production. The conference took place in Dublin at the Chester Beatty Library and was timed to coincide with the presentation of the PERSIAN STEEL exhibition in Dublin.
The Study of Persian Culture in the West - Early 17th to Early 20th Century: A conference held in St. Petersburg in cooperation with the Hermitage Museum.
After Alexander - Central Asia Before Islam - Themes in the History & Archaeology of Western Central Asia: A conference that brought together Russian, Central Asian and Iranian scholars with researchers from Europe and elsewhere to explore specific topics focusing on the oasis cities of Western Central Asian and their links with Iran.
Iran and History from Below: A workshop that intended to begin to rectify the imbalance in Iranian Studies by focusing on "History from Below," on the narratives of a range of social categories largely lacking in political power and cultural visibility and customarily excluded from or marginal to the dominant historical discourse.
Carpet and Textiles in the Iranian World 1400-1700: A conference organised by the Iran Heritage Foundation and the Beattie Carpet Archive at the Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford).
Iran and the World in the Safavid Age: A conference that discussed various aspects of the foreign relations of the Safavid Empire, explored Iranian perceptions of other countries and cultures, and investigated how the Safavid Empire appeared to the diplomats, merchants and travellers who visited it, and how it figured in foreign cultures.
Farid Al Din Attar and the Persian Sufi Tradition: This conference aimed not only to celebrate the marvellous beauty of Attar's verse, prose and to make a comprehensive study of his literary works, but to also investigate his mystical doctrine, by situating his poetry and prose within the wider context of the Persian Sufi tradition, upon which his writings wielded such a tremendous formative influence.
Modern Persian Poetry: A conference held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), organised by the School of Oriental and African Studies in association with the Foundation.
Religion and Society in Qajar Iran: A conference held at the University of Bristol, organised jointly by the Foundation and the British Institute of Persian Studies.
Historical, Cultural and Intellectual perspectives on the Left in Iran: A conference held at School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), organised jointly by the Foundation, School of Oriental and African Studies and the British Institute of Persian Studies.
Third International Round Table on Safavid Iran: A conference held at and organised by the University of Edinburgh, sponsored by the Foundation.
Art and Architecture of Safavid Iran: A conference held at and organised by the British Museum, sponsored by the Foundation.
Iran and the Emerging Global Order: A conference held at and organised by Coventry University, sponsored by the Foundation.
Second Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies: A conference held in Bethesda (Maryland), organised by the Society of Iranian Studies and the American Institute of Iranian Studies, sponsored by the Foundation.
Third Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies: A conference held in Bethesda (Maryland), organised by the Society of Iranian Studies and the American Institute of Iranian Studies, sponsored by the Foundation.
The Qajar Epoch - Arts & Architecture: A conference held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), jointly organised by the Foundation, the School of Oriental and African Studies and the British Institute of Persian Studies.
Iran Under Reza Pahlavi: A conference held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), jointly organised by the Foundation and the School of Oriental and African Studies.
The New Iranian Cinema - Politics Representation and Identity: A conference held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), jointly organised by the Foundation the School of Oriental and African Studies.
Ernst Herzfeld and the Development of Near Eastern Studies: A conference held at the Freer & Sackler Galleries (Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC), organised by the Freer & Sackler Galleries in association with the Foundation.
Women in Iranian Cinema: A conference held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), jointly organised by the Foundation, Birkbeck College and the School of Oriental and African Studies.
Dr. Ladan Akbarnia: Iran Heritage Foundation appoints Dr Ladan Akbarnia as new Executive Director.
Dr. Moya Carey: Victoria & Albert Museum and Iran Heritage Foundation announce the creation of a new post at the V&A.
Ms. Ann Feuerbach: Travel grant for research in Russia for completion of doctoral dissertation.
Prof. Robert Hillenbrand - Intl. Merv Project: Travel grant for the study and photography of the mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar and other mausoleums of the Merv oasis.
Prof. Vladimir Zavyalov: Travel grant for library research in the United Kingdom.
Dr. Nina Vassilieva: Travel grant for completion of research at the British Library for preparation of a book on pre-Islamic Persian monuments.
Prof. Boris A. Litvinsky: Travel grant for library research in the United Kingdom.
Prof. Mukadima Ashrafi: Travel grant for library research in the United Kingdom.
Ms. Teresa Fitzherbert: Procurement of research material for completion of doctoral dissertation.
Dr. Elaine Wright: Travel grant for library research in the United States, France and Germany.
Mr. Saeed Hamid-Khani: Travel grant for library research in Iran for completion of doctoral dissertation.
Dr. Mansur Sefatgol: Travel grant for library research at Oxford, Cambridge, London and Manchester Universities for completion of a bibliography of manuscripts on Safavid Iran.
Qajar Clothing Project: Travel grant for two project members for field research in Iran.
Pauline Lavagne d'Ortigue: Travel grant for completion of research on the history of the Anglo Iranian Oil Company.
Shima Gholami: Paper conservation internship at the Victoria & Albert Museum dealing with all aspects of paper conservation.
Iranian Studies Scholarship Fund: A scholarship fund at the University of California, which assists postgraduate students and scholars.
A Celebration of the Life & Work of Maestro Homayoun Khoram : A rare opportunity to see Mastro Homayoun Khoram's colleagues performing His famous compositions.
The 2013 Edinburgh Iranian Festival: A festival showcasing Iranian art and culture in its differing forms and introducing it to those living in Scotland.
My Iranian Paradise: A film essay portraying Iran’s relationship to the Western world, seen through the eyes of ordinary people.
Hossein Alizâdeh live in London: A rare opportunity to see two extraordinary musicians performing in London.
Yalda – Celebrating the Iranian Winter Solstice: A free event celebrating the spirit of the Iranian celebration of Shab-e Yalda as part of the Nour Festival of contemporary Middle Eastern and North African arts.
Music In Middle Eastern Cinema: A mini-festival of feature and documentary films, and a two-day conference, focusing on the rich musical heritage and the burgeoning new music scenes in the Middle East.
Pan Asia Film Festival: The third Pan-Asia Film Festival showcases new cinema from across Asia, reflecting the vibrancy and energy in Asian filmmaking today.
Edinburgh Iranian Festival 2011: The Edinburgh Iranian Festival is a non-political showcase for world-class Iranian culture, as well as for bands and artists working both in and outside Iran.
Films from the Iranian Diaspora: Perspectives on Migration, Politics, and Acceptance: A week long film series at the Institute of Communications Studies
Round Trip: A film by Golkou Parhizgar. Film Screening and panel discussion with the Director
Contemporary Iranian Documentary Film A Screening and Talk with Reza Haeri: As part of its Arts programme, IHF and the British Council are co-hosting the award-winning film maker Reza Haeri to introduce a selection of his films and participate in a post-screening talk.
Frontier Blues: On Iran's northern frontier with Turkmenistan, the land of "heartbreak and tractors", Jalali mines absurdist humour and quiet pathos from the immutable routines of a group of men.
No One Knows About Persian Cats: Two special screenings of No One Knows About Persian Cats, winner of the Special Jury Prize in Cannes 2009, prior to its national release on 26 March 2010.
Plastic: Plastic is inspired by stories of men who want to become women, exploring the creation of gender identity and how the law supports desire in a dynamic and stylish piece of contemporary performance.
Persian Music on the Fluid Piano™: Imagine a piano that allowed you to change the tuning from one dastgah to the next while playing it.
Iranian Cinema, Inspiration and Adaptation: Darius Mehrjui: Film screenings and thought-provoking discussion sessions on the works of Dariush Mehrjui, one of the most important filmmakers active today in Iranian Cinema.
Monika Jalili: Songs of Love from Iran: Please join us in welcoming Monika Jalili to London for her one-night only concert benefiting Mahak Charity.
Shirin: A film by Abbas Kiarostami
For one night only - Darya Dadvar in concert, London debut: A silky voiced soprano, delivering traditional Iranian music, arranged with jazz and blues elements
Iranian Cinema: Gender, Nation and Narration: Film screenings and thought provoking discussion sessions on the world of Iranian cinema
Iranian Women Voices: Pari Maleki - Mahsa Vahdat: A programme dedicated to two Iranian female music groups
A Night in Tehran: UK Film Premiere & Book Launch, "You know nothing about our country. Come in, be entertained and learn."
Iran: New Voices Focus: Abbas Kiarostami: The UK premiere of 'Roads of Kiarostami' plus 'Five' introduced by film critic Geoff Andrew.
Iran: New Voices Power of a Cliché: Performance. Conceived and performed by Haleh Anvari.
Iran: New Voices Symposium: Performance in Iranian Culture: A one-day event.
An evening of Tajik and Persian peotry with Farzaneh Khojandi: Poetry reading and drinks reception.
Kamkars/Kudsi Erguner Ensemble: A Kurdish 11-piece family of virtuosic singers and instrumentalists performing traditional folk songs.
Plastic: Plastic is the experience of a new world of dark comedy and striking images; sex change, botox, pickle and jam.
Night Bus: A suspenseful anti-war film set during the 1980s Iran-Iraq war. Directed by Kiumars Pourahmad.
Rakhshan Bani-Etemad: Retrospective of films directed by Rakhshan Bani-Etemad.
Insight Bani-Etemad Masterclass: Filmmaking masterclass lead by Iranian filmmaker Rakhshan Bani-Etemad.
The Persian Revolution: Following the sell-out success of Majnoun, 30 Bird embark on a national tour with a witty and haunting new take on Iranian history with their new play.
Rumi: Unveil the Sun: Play by Amrit Kent and Mohini Kent Noon. London premiere of play about the astonishing encounter between Jala al-Din Rumi and Shams al-Din Tabrizi, and the moment of transformation when Rumi became one of the greatest mystics the world has ever known.
Rumi Rap: A rap and pop concert by Iranian artists with music and words that are inspired by the writings of Jalal al-Din Rumi.
Ustad Mohammad Reza Lotfi interprets Rumi: One of Iran's living musical legends interprets the mystical poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi.
Shahram Nazeri and the Rumi Ensemble perform Hafez Nazeri's Passion of Rumi: A cycle of Rumi's poetry sung by the great Iranian classical singer Shahram Nazeri, created and composed by Hafez Nazeri, featuring the Rumi Ensemble.
Farhang Sharif and Siamack Banai in concert: Performed by two of the most eminent musicians of the classical tradition, this concert will be a unique opportunity for aficionados of Persian music to hear this private art form on display in a public setting.
Tara Kamangar in concert at Cadogan Hall: A piano recital by Tara Kamangar playing piano works of composers Aminollah Hossein, Sergei Prokofiev, Ferruccio Busoni, Franz Schubert and Loris Tjeknavorian.
Ustad Shajarian in Concert with Masters of Classical Persian Music: Traditional Persian music has survived the test of many culturally challenging years. This concert is the embodiment of this living tradition at it's best.
Iranian Cinema at Oxford: Join us for two very thought provoking discussion sessions and screenings from the world of Iranian cinema.
War in Iranian Cinema: A film season of five feature films about personal experiences of war and six documentaries showing life at the front. Together with a one day conference on documentary filmmaking about war and the theme of martyrdom.
Iranian Underground Night: Experience cutting edge Iranian music by musician from Iran, Sweden and the United Kingdom and fashion designs by a designer from New York.
The Persian Revolution: The Persian Revolution is a surreal, comic and disturbing piece of theatre inspired by the events of the 1906 Constitutional Revolution in Iran.
Window of Hope: Music of the Mashruteh: A concert presenting the musical repertoire related to the Iranian Constitutional Revolution. A period of Iran's history, which marks the beginning of the modern era, and is also essential for music and musical life in the country.
Norouz 2006 Celebration: Norouz Gala, to celebrate the festival of Norouz and the New Year.
Koffar (Infidel): This powerful, intriguing film about a group called the Godar is more poetic essay than documentary. It offers an extremely rare glimpse into the lives of a small and dwindling community of Domari of Indian descent living in northern Iran.
BBC Symphony Orchestra Iran Week: Persepolis - Discovering the Music of Iran: A week of Iranian and Iranian inspired music performed by the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Dastan Ensemble, A Bunch of Foreigners Ensemble, and students from the Rustam Iranian School. A fusion of classical and contemporary music, a fusion of East and West.
Persepolis Recreated: Film of computerized recreation of Persepolis with introduction by John Curtis. Special offer for sale of film/book.
Abbas Kiarostami: The National Film Theatre presents a comprehensive season of Abbas Kiarostami films.
The Guardian Interview with Abbas Kiarostami hosted by Geoff Andrew plus Kiarostami's Close-Up: To launch its comprehensive retrospective of Kiarostami's films, the NFT is delighted to welcome him back for a second on-stage interview.
Abbas Kiarostami 'In-Conversation' with Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak and Geoff Andrew plus Kiarostami's Ta'ziyeh: Abbas Kiarostami will discuss his presentation of the Ta'ziyeh as well as his artistic vision with Ahmad Karimi Hakkak, and Geoff Andrew.
Kiarostami's Ta'ziyeh: The Ta'ziyeh is one of the few surviving forms of popular, traditional theatre generated by the Islamic world, and seems an unusual choice for a director who prefers the simple and the non-dramatic.
Abbas Kiarostami 'In-Conversation' with Jean-Michel Frodon plus Mohara Yuji's A Week with Kiarostami: The event will open with a screening of Mohara Yuji's documentary A Week with Kiarostami, filmed on the set of The Wind Will Carry Us.
Kiarostami Workshop Filmorama: The Institut Français will host a nine-day intensive workshop run by Abbas Kiarostami and organised by the London Film School the Iran Heritage Foundation and the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, in collaboration with Channel 4 and Hot Property Films.
Abbas Kiarostami: Storyteller: When not writing and directing his own films, Abbas Kiarostami has been remarkably generous in helping get other directors' projects off the ground, with his role limited to that of screenwriter, or a 'humble storyteller' as he prefers to call himself.
Hafis - Liederabend:: Persian poetry in settings by Schubert, Brahms and Wolf with Daniel Norman (Tenor) and Mark Swartzentruber (Piano).
Far Near Distance: Contemporary Positions of Iranian Artists: This interdisciplinary programme of the House of World Cultures featured art and artistic production of Iranian origin from both within and outside the country.
Dashti and Afshari: A Selection of Works from the Advanced Santur Repertoire Composed by Master Faramarz Payvar with Pejman Azarmina (Santur) and Seyed Amir Ali Sam (Tombak). Further information on this event can be found by viewing the Dashti and Afshari PDF Presentation. To view this content found in this link, you will need to have the Adobe PDF Reader installed on your computer. If you do not have this software, please download a free copy from http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.html.
Mystic Iran, the Unseen World - A Journey to the Unexplored Depth of Iran, Land of Mystic Rituals: A documentary film UK premiere plus Q&A with the director/writer.
Tribute to the City of Bam - Film and Music Fundraising Event for the Survivors of the Bam Earthquake: A combination of two events, a highly innovative concert with exceptional musicians plus the world premiere of a documentary on the Bam earthquake by Iran's foremost journalistic film maker.
Fashions by Iranian Designers - 'Fashion in Motion' Fashion Show plus Charity Sale of Fashions: The Victoria & Albert Museum and the Iran Heritage Foundation presented the works of five contemporary Iranian designers Massoud Ansari, Shirin Guild, Maryam Mahdavi, Shadi Parand and Laya Torkaman.
Women - The Heart of Iranian Cinema: A selection of films focusing on the social and emotional lives of women in contemporary Iran, including the post-revolutionary directors whose work has taken the cinematic world by storm. The season included the release of Abbas Kiarostami's new film TEN and featured a workshop with Kiarostami and other personalities from Iranian cinema.
The Voice of Unity - Sufi Musical Traditions of Iran (Concert): Davod Azad and his ensemble performed meditative music traditionally played at mediaeval Sufi ceremonies.
Listen to the Reed-Flute (Beshno az ney) - Poetry, Voice and Ney in the Masnavi of Rumi (Lecture - Recital): A lecture by Prof. Alan Williams on selected passages from Jalal al Din Rumi's Masnavi. This lecture served as an introduction to the musical performance of the same passages of the Masnavi by Hossein Omoumi (Ney and Vocal). Omoumi was accompanied by two other musicians.
Logic of the Birds - Vocal & Video Presentation: This event has been created by acclaimed visual artist Shirin Neshat and composer Sussan Deyhim, collaborating with their long time artistic partners, filmmaker Ghasem Ebrahimian and writer Shoja Azari. The theme was loosely based on Farid al-Din Attar's Mantiq al tayr.
Hidden in Love's Burning - A Concert of Classical Persian Music based on the Song and Verse of Attar: A concert of mystical Persian music in the classical tradition. The focus of the concert has been on a musical interpretation of two of Attar's Sufi ghazals. Touraj Kiaras, Rahmatollah Badi'i, Majid Derakhshani, Ahmed Mukhtar, and Mostafa Shams performed. Robert Bly recited the same ghazals in translation. This event was jointly organised by the Iran Heritage Foundation and the Centre of Near and Middle Eastern Studies at SOAS.
An Encounter with Jafar Panahi: Private Screening of Crimson Gold, Interview, and Reception.
Persian Music Concert - A Fundraising Event for the Survivors of the Bam Earthquake: A concert with Loris Tjeknavarian and Shahram Nazeri.
Majnoun: A Play by Mehrdad Seyf: Majnoun portrays humorous snippets of everyday life in Iran and the modernisation that swept the country during the 20th century.
Death by Heroine: An Anglo-Iranian play, produced at the Riverside Studios in London.
Art and Life - The New Iranian Cinema: A film festival shown at the National Film Theater with over 50 films, covering the entire history of Iranian Cinema, organised by the National Film Theater in association with the Foundation. A monograph on the same subject matter was published simultaneously.
But You Speak Such Good English: A television film documentary on the cultural identity of Iranians who have been living in the United Kingdom since the Islamic Revolution.
Women is Iranian Cinema: A film festival, shown at the Barbican Centre, focusing on recent films directed by women film makers from Iran, organised by the Barbican Centre in association with the Foundation.
- Restoration of Films in the Golestan Palace Archives: Restoration of late 19th and early 20th century films. This important film archive includes the earliest films ever made in Iran and by Iranians, and is of great importance with respect to the history of film making because of the large number of very early films that it holds. The entire archive has been restored in France with funding from the Foundation and the Centre Nationale de Cinematographie.
Ali & Danny: A feature film dealing with the relationship of two young boys in today's Iran, one Iranian, one British.
The Seven Beauties: A dance interpretation at the Royal Opera House by the Nakissa Dance Company of Nizami's HAFT PAYKAR together with a lecture by Dr. Michael Barry on Nizami.
Women in Iranian Cinema: A documentary film on the role of women in all aspects of Iranian cinema after 1978.
The National Museum of Iran (Tehran): Recently published books on the history and culture of Iran donated to the library of the Museum.
The Institute for the History of Material Culture (St. Petersburg): Recently published books on the history and culture of Iran donated to the library of the Institute.
Tehran University (Ketabkhaneh-ye Markazi): Recently published books on the history and culture of Iran donated to the main library of the University.
Academy of Sciences of Turkemenistan (Ashgabat): Recently published books on the history and culture of Iran donated to the library of the Academy.
Golestan Palace: Recently published books on the history and culture of Iran donated to the library of the Museum.
University of Mosul: Recently published books on the history and culture of Iran donated to the library of the University.
Pushkin Museum (Moscow): Recently published books on the history and culture of Iran donated to the library of the Museum.
Institute of Oriental Studies (St. Petersburg): Recently published books on the history and culture of Iran donated to the library of the Institute.
Centre for Iranian Studies (ELTE - BKT, Budapest): Recently published books on the history and culture of Iran donated to the library of the University.
A Circular Journey: Iranian Lacquer and its Travels in Europe: Tim Stanley, Senior Curator for the Middle Eastern Collections, Victoria and Albert Museum
Between Empires: Shah ´Abbas I through the Eyes of Shahjahan Padshah I: Saqib Baburi, Iran Heritage Foundation Visiting Fellow in 2011.
Patriot of Persia: Muhammad Mossadegh and a very British Coup: A lecture on the 1953 Anglo-American coup that overthrew Muhammad Mossadegh and restored the Shah to power.
Innovation and Imagination in Persian Manuscripts from Sixteenth-Century Shiraz:A lecture on the diversity and creativity of deluxe Persian manuscripts made in 16th century Shiraz.
An Evening of Persian and English Poetry: Poetry reading and discussion with Mimi Khalvati, Ziba Karbassi and Stephen Watts moderated by Dominic Parviz Brookshaw
Forugh Farrokhzad: Conquering the Garden: Dr Dominic Parviz Brookshaw explores the metaphor of the garden in the poetry of Forugh Farrokhzad.
Sadeg Hedayat: A life in words and pictures: Dr. Homa Katouzian looks at the life of the most controversial literary figure of Modern Iran.
The Shahnameh and Persian Poetry: Lecture by Professor Dick Davis.
Azar Nafisi - Things I've Been Silent About: Talk & Reception.
Iran: Food and Culture: Lecture.
Goethe and 1001 Nights: Lecture.
Who's Afraid of Vis and Ramin, and Why?: Lecture by Prof. Dick Davis on 'Vis and Ramin' by Fakhraddin Gorgani.
Populism and its malcontents: Lecture by Ali Ansari, Professor in Modern History and Director of the Institute of Iranian Studies at the University of St. Andrews.
Hafiz of Shiraz - The Great Poet of Love: Peter Avery, OBE, has devoted his life to Persian literature and history. In his talk, he will speak about his love of Persian poetry and the difficulties of translating Hafiz into English.
Ismaili Castles in Iran and Syria: A lecture by Peter Willey about his work on Ismaili castles and strongholds in Iran and Syria, which he has researched during the last forty years.
Diplomacy and Murder in Kurdistan: The Life, Death and Photography of Alexander Iyas, Tsar?s Consul to Persia 1901-1914: A lecture by John Tchalenko during which he describes the extraordinary life of Alexander Iyas, his experiences in Persia in the early part of the 20th century and his photographic legacy.
Anglo-Russian Relations in Iran - Personal Relationships Between British and Russian Consuls in Early 20th Century: A lecture by Antony Wynn which looks at the personal interactions of the British and Russian consults in their lonely outposts in Iran during the early 20th century.
The Mapping of Persia: A lecture by Cyrus Alai surveying the history of the mapping of Persia up to the early parts of the 20th century.
The Ideological Crisis of Nationalism and Islam: from the Constitutional Revolution until Today: A lecture by Daryoush Ashouri that discusses the incompatibility of the modern nationalistic conception of Iranian history, with the presence of Islam as popular religion, and how this incompatibility has caused a fateful ideological clash.
Can Theocracy and Democracy be Reconciled? Ayatollah Na'Ini's Proposals on Iranian Constitutionalism and their Relevance: A lecture by Hasan Yousefi Eshkevari examining Ayatollah Na?ini?s religious arguments in support of constitutionalism and against despotism.
The Role of Night Pamphlets and Newspapers in One Hundred Years Struggle for Freedom: A lecture by Massoud Behnoud that discusses night pamphlets (shabnamehs) as a medium of communication and the role of these publications in Iran's history of constitutionalism.
Reflections on Modern Iranian History: A lecture by Fred Halliday of the London School of Economics that will examine persistent and recurrent factors that shape Iran and its relation to the outside world.
The Legacy of the Constitutional Revolution in Iran: A Hundred Years of Struggle For Democracy: A lecture series that looks at the ever-present tensions between religiosity and secularism, and between despotism and democracy in Iran's quest for modernity during the last 100 years.
Persian Culture and Heritage: Experts on the history and culture of Iran will give a series of lectures ranging chronologically from the Achaemenid period to the modern era.
Posters in the World of Iranian Graphic Arts: Peter Chelkowski, New York University, unfolds the political and cultural role of poster art in the identity of modern Iran.
Islamic Art in Iran: The Sasanian Heritage: Robert Hillenbrand, a leading expert on Islamic art, traces the legacy of the Sasanian Empire in the art and culture of Iran.
New Perspectives on Persepolis: This programme will commence with a lecture entitled Persepolis in the Ancient Near East by Professor David Stronach, followed with the screening of Persepolis a Reconstruction , a documentary that attempts to rebuild Persepolis.
From Ancient Persia to Modern Iran: Culture, Politics, Religion: A study day with introductory lectures to the rich history and influence of the culture of Iran, from the 5th century BC to the present.
Persian Fire: Tom Holland, popular history writer, resurrects the first East-West 'clash of empires', when Xerxes, King of Persia, invaded mainland Greece.
Persian Poetry and Europe's Enlightenment: Classical, mystic, modern. Four guest speakers discuss and illustrate aspects of Iran's rich poetic tradition and its continuing importance. Followed by a performance of classical Persian music, dance and song.
The Art of Achaemenid Persia Origins and Influences: John Curtis of the British Museum, evokes the history and distinctive eclecticism of Persian art and architecture during the Achaemenid period.
Children of the Revolution - The Future of Iran's New Generation: A panel discussion (with reception) centering on the way in which Iran's new generation is participating in and adapting itself to the ever-changing environment of today's Iran.
The Yarshater Lectures 2004 - The Iconography of the Dragon in Islamic Art: A lecture in the series of four lectures by Dr Abbas Daneshvari at the School of African and Oriental Studies on the iconography of Dragon in Persian Art.
In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs - A Memoire of Iran: A talk by Christopher de Ballaigue on his book and about the aspirations and frustrations of the Iranian people, 25 years after the revolution. The talk was followed by a reception which celebrated the launch of In the Rose Garden of the Martyrs: A Memoir of Iran.
The Many Faces of Hafiz - Prof. Priscilla Soucek: This lecture explored the different ways in which the poetry of Shams al-din Muhammad Shirazi, known as Hafiz, has been used in the visual arts.
Far Near Distance: Contemporary Positions of Iranian Artists: This interdisciplinary programme of the House of World Cultures featured art and artistic production of Iranian origin from both within and outside the country.
Love's Journey - An Evening in the Company of Jalal al-Din Rumi: The story of the great 13th century Sufi poet, Jalal al-Din Rumi, was re-lived during this performance through his poetry.
Esther's Children - A Portrait of Iranian Jews: An encounter with the history of the Jews of Iran, starting with their liberation from Babylonian captivity by Cyrus the Great ( 539 BCE), all the way through to their twentieth century presence in Iran, when Jews made a vibrant contribution to the country's move into the modern era.
Reading the Poetry of Hafiz and Rumi - Robert Bly: Robert Bly's performance of his translations of Persian Sufi Poetry by Hafiz and Rumi.
A Celebration of Persian Genius: This event initiated an international programme in celebration of the contribution of Persian art, culture and literature to civilisation. A lecture by Dr. Eleanor Sims entitled Mythical and Princely Images: The Iranian Vision will be followed by a reception and the presentation of the first Ferdowsi Award for Service to Persian Art Culture and Literature to Mr. B W Robinson. The occasion also celebrated the launch of Peerless Images: Persian Painting and its Sources.
Illustrating the Narrative: A Conference organised by the University of Edinburgh.
A brief history of Iranian Cinema (Farrokh Gaffary): A lecture/reception held at the Royal Geographic Society.
The Architecture of the Jami Mosque in Isfahan (Robert Hillenbrand): A lecture/reception held at the Victoria & Albert Museum.
Qajar Persia: A thirteen part lecture series held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London) in conjunction with the 'Qajar Epoch: Royal Persian Paintings' exhibition. This lecture series was broken down into two parts. The first covered the arts and architecture of Qajar Persia. The second, dealt with the contact between Europe and Persia during the Qajar period. Organized jointly with the School of Oriental and African Studies.
The Discourse of Exile in Post-revolution Persian Prose: A seven part lecture series held at the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). Organized jointly by the Foundation and the School of Oriental and African Studies.
Traditional Architecture and Buildings of Kashan (Seyfollah Aminian): A lecture/reception held in London.
The Persian Garden (Manuochehr Moqtader): A lecture/reception held at the Royal Geographic Society.
Isfahan (Robert Hillenbrand & Abbas Amanat): A double lecture /reception held at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.
Norouz Gala 2013: Norouz Gala, to celebrate the festival of Norouz and the New Year.
Frenemies: The Stand-up comedy evening with Miss D (aka Daphna Baram) and Peyvand Khorsandi + Jigsaw.
Simin Behbahani - Iran’s Foremost Living Poet: The double CD comprising a selection of Simin Behbahani’s poems
Friday Late: Night of Norouz: Music, Films, Art & Poetry
Norouz Gala 2012: The Iranian New Year NOROUZ Saturday, 17th March 2012
Recruitment Of IHF Visiting Fellows at SOAS: As part of its Institutional Partnerships Programme, Iran Heritage Foundation is supporting two Visiting Fellows in Iranian Studies at SOAS.
Recruitment Of Iran Heritage Foundation Lectureship In Persian: As part of our Institutional Partnerships Programme, Iran Heritage Foundation is supporting University of Cambridge in recruiting a 3-year fixed term Lector in Persian language.
Norouz Gala 2011: The Iranian New Year on Saturday, 19th March 2011
Culinary Paradise: Festival of Persian Food: On the occasion of the launch of their book SARABAN, Greg & Lucy Malouf present the delights of Persian cuisine.
Celebration of The Millennium of Ferdowsi's Epic Shahnameh: An Epic Celebration of the millennium of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh and the opening of the exhibition "Epic of the Persian Kings: The Shahnameh of Ferdowsi".
Pea Boy by Elizabeth Laird: Award-winning children’s novelist Elizabeth Laird will share some of the best Children stories from Iran in her own inimitable style.
Iranian New Year At The V&A: Victoria and Albert Museum will be celebrating Iranian New Year with two gallery talks given by curators.
Norouz Gala 2010: The Iranian New Year on Saturday, 20th March 2010
Norouz Gala 2009: The Iranian New Year on Saturday, 21st March 2009
Norouz Gala 2008 (1387): The Iranian New Year on Saturday, 15th March 2008
Persian Cooking Made Simple: Learn how you can make delicious Persian food simply.
Norouz Gala 2007: The Iranian New Year on Saturday 17 March 2007
Celebrating the new Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art at the Victoria & Albert Museum: A reception at the Victoria & Albert Museum to celebrate the new Jameel Gallery of Islamic Art which will be opened to the public in late July 2006.
The First World Empire: Rise and Fall of the Achaemenid Persian Empire: Education programme in conjunction with the Ancient Persia exhibition at the British Museum designed for students between the ages of 13 and 18. Lecture, film screening, visit to exhibition.
Taste of Cherry plus 10 on Ten: DVD Release by Artificial Eye in conjunction with Abbas Kiarostami: Visions of the Artist.
Iran on the move: Social Transformation in the Islamic Republic: Iranian society has undergone, and continues to experience, exceptionally rapid changes in most spheres of life, especially in the social and cultural realm.
Abbas Kiarostami Workshop: A nine-day intensive workshop, led by the celebrated Iranian filmmaker Abbas Kiarostami, as part of the London wide festival of Kiarostami's work.
Mike Leigh and Abbas Kiarostami 'In-conversation' with Ben Gibson: British realism has made the running since the '30s and 40s, since Italian realism. Now Iranian realism is a great movement.
International Foundation of Khuboni Parsigu: Establishment of a foundation in Tajikistan for the promotion of Tajik-Persian culture and language.