The Iran Heritage Foundation is a non-political UK registered charity with the mission to promote and preserve the history, languages, and cultures of Iran and the Persianate world. The objectives of the Foundation are achieved by organising and supporting activities of cultural or scholarly merit. IHF programmes include sponsoring teaching posts and fellowships at universities and museums, giving grants for academic research and cultural activities, and organising regular events and conferences, both in the United Kingdom and abroad.
The Iran Heritage Foundation deplores the recent threat to target sites of cultural significance in Iran in the event of escalating violence. Iran’s tangible and intangible cultural heritage is of unique value to the civilised world and must be protected at any cost. Deliberate damage to cultural heritage is contrary to the aims of the 1954 Hague Convention and the protocols of the Geneva Convention of 1949 and 1977 and is classified as a war crime.
Persian Calligraphy, Nasta'liq Script
The Iran Heritage Foundation is delighted to partner with the Centre for Iranian Studies at SOAS to offer a course in Persian Calligraphy. This will be taught in two classes of ten on Monday and Wednesday evenings, as follows:
Mondays 6:00-8:00pm 20 January 2020 — 23 March 2020.
Wednesdays 6:00-8:00pm 22 January 2020 — 25 March 2020
Three Asian Divas: Women, Art and Culture in Shiraz, Delhi and Yangzhou
Book launch and talk by David Chaffetz
Wednesday 29th January 2020
Asia House, 63 New Cavendish Street, London W1G 7LP
Tappeh Sialk: the Glory of Ancient Kashan
Book available to order
A selection of papers delivered at the first two conferences is published in this volume. This is the first volume in a series of IHF special studies.
The Nahrein Network Visiting Scholarship Scheme
2020 applications now open
The Iran Heritage Foundation is pleased to announce that it is assisting the Nahrein Network, based at University College London, to identify and select applicants from Iran for the Nahrein Network Visiting Scholarship Scheme.