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Shahnama Project

A comprehensive collection of manuscripts of
The Shahnama, the Persian epic 'Book of Kings'.

News & Events

Shahnama Exhibition in Berlin

There is currently an exhibition of the Shahnama at the Museum of Islamic Art in Berlin

Conference in Tehran

Conference in Sistan, Iran

The Shahnama Millennium Conference, Cambridge

International conference: The Shahnama Millennium Conference, 13-15 December 2010

The Shahnama Project is hosting a conference dedicated to Firdausi's masterpiece, with 20 speakers from across the world addressing different aspects of the poem: as literature, as history, and in the arts of the book, with particular attention paid to its reception both in Iran and across the wider Persian cultural zone (North India, Central Asia and the Caucasus). The conference will be held at the Gillespie Centre in Clare College, Cambridge.

Conference Poster: here.

Final programme: Abstracts, Biographies, Programme

To register: Speaker Booking Form

Non-Speaker Booking Form

Payment Form

PLEASE NOTE THAT ALL REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED BY MONDAY 6 DECEMBER. AFTER THAT DATE IT WILL NOT BE POSSIBLE TO BOOK ANY FURTHER ACCOMMODATION OR MEALS; LATE COMERS WILL BE CHARGED A REDUCED DAILY RATE FOR ATTENDANCE AND WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR ALL THEIR OTHER ARRANGEMENTS.

Other events

Notice: an exhibition of paintings by artists from Pakistan, India, Iran and Russia and elsewhere, reflecting their engagement with the Shahnama in the modern world, is opening in London on 15 November 2010: see the Exhibition Poster: here.

Note: the Gallery is in Charlotte ROAD, off Old Street, NOT Charlotte Street as in the poster.