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Wednesday Lectures - Michaelmas Term 2010

The Shahnameh Lectures

Wednesdays at 5.00pm throughout the Michaelmas Term in Room 102 at the Faculty of Classics, Sidgwick Avenue. No booking is required.

  • Wednesday, 6th October, 2010
    The political context of Shahnameh manuscript production
    Professor Charles Melville, University of Cambridge

  • Wednesday, 13th October, 2010
    The Juki Shahnameh in context
    Dr Barbara Brend, curator of Epic of the Persian Kings

  • Wednesday, 3rd November, 2010
    The face of war in the great Mongol Shahnameh
    Professor Robert Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh

  • Wednesday, 10th November, 2010
    The Shahnameh and modern Iran
    Professor Ali Ansari, University of St Andrews

  • Wednesday, 17th November, 2010
    Persian art: classical and modern
    Dr Sheila Canby, Metropolitan Museum

  • Wednesday, 1st December, 2010
    The Shahnameh: Mirror of destiny
    Dr Souren Melikian-Chirvani, CNRS Paris

  • Wednesday, 8th December, 2010
    The Shahnameh and Persian poetry
    Professor Richard Davis, Ohio State University


These lectures are complemented by an exhibition:
Epic of the Persian Kings: The Art of Ferdowsi's Shahnameh
at The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

For further information, contact:

Clare Bannister, Administrator
Centre of Islamic Studies
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies
University of Cambridge
Sidgwick Avenue CB3 9DA

Tel: +44 (0) 1223 335103
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 335110