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In 2012, for the Third Sadighi Annual Lecture, Dr Laleh Khalili of the University of London is invited. The title of Dr Khalili’s lecture is: Women In and After the Arab Uprisings.The Sadighi... [Event]
11th Conference on Qajar Studies and Inauguration of the Qajar Documentation Centre at the International Institute of Social HistoryThe first day of the conference will be held at the International... [Event]
A Social History of Labour in the Iranian Oil Industry is a research project at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam, headed by Prof. Touraj Atabaki. It aims to study... [Event]
In rethinking the Qajar period (1781-1925), Nasser ed-Din Shah's reign (1848-1896) could be seen as a pivotal point in the study of social history in modern Iran. Furthermore, the turn of the... [Event]
The Triumphs and Travails of Authoritarian Modernisation in Turkey and IranTwentieth-Century History from Below  The practice of authoritarian modernisation in post-First World War Turkey and Iran... [Event]
In the course of its history, Iran has experienced many eventful epochs. The last century was far from exceptional in this respect: the country was ravaged by three major wars (1914-1918, 1941-1945,... [Event]
Abstracts of papers presented during the conference: 1. Memoirs from the Left in IranErvand Abrahamian (City University of New York)Since the l979 revolution reams of political memoirs have emerged... [Event]
The Academy library has several interesting studies about Persia, especially seventeenth and eighteenth-century historiographies and travel and country descriptions. They are about Persia from that... [Image gallery]
Since the late 1960s, the flourishing economy of Iran had been attracting many Afghan labourers. Following the political upheavals in the mid 1970s in Afghanistan, the massive influx of Afghan... [Image gallery]
The IISH has received a collection of documents on the eight years' war between Iraq and Iran (1980-1988). This interesting and rich source is available to researchers and interested parties.... [Collection highlight]

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