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Department of Archaeology

The British Institute of Persian Studies


The British Academy, 10 Carlton house Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH

Tel: 020 79695203; Fax: 020 79695401; Email: bips@britac.ac.uk

 

ANNUAL AWARD HOLDERS' WORKSHOP

Centre for Iranian Studies & St Mary's College, Durham University

Friday 13th - Saturday 15th December 2007

PROGRAMME

Thursday 13th December 2007

Bed and Breakfast at St Mary's College, Elvet Hill Road, Durham, DH1 3LR
Arrive evening (make own supper arrangements)

Friday 14th December 2007

Bed and Breakfast at St Mary's College, Elvet Hill Road, Durham, DH1 3LR

Workshop at the Centre for Iranian Studies, The Al-Qasimi Building, Elvet Hill Road, Durham, DH1 3TU

09.00 Coffee

09.15 Introduction (VSC & PL)
 
09.30 The Central Zagros Archaeological Project: Reconnaissance in 2007
Prof Roger Matthews, Institute of Archaeology, UCL and Dr Wendy Matthews, Dept. of Archaeology, University of Reading

10.00 Below the Salt: Scientific studies of the 5 salt-preserved bodies from Cherabad, Zanjan Province
Prof Mark Pollard, Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, University of Oxford & Prof Don Brothwell, Dept. of Archaeology, University of York

10.30 To be confirmed
Dr Maria Brosius, School of Historical Studies, University of Newcastle

11.00 Coffee
 
11.30 An imperial frontier in its Landscape: the Gorgan and Tammisha walls
Dr Eberhard Sauer, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh & Professor Tony Wilkinson, Dept. of Archaeology, Durham University
 
12.00 Landlord villages of the Tehran Plain
Dr Ruth Young, School of Archaeology and Ancient History & Dr Hassan Fazeli, Centre for Iranian Archaeology, Tehran

12.30 Sandwich Lunch & Poster Presentations

14.00 The emergence of an Iranian Islamic national identity and Aga Nurullah Isfahani 1896 - 1908
Prof Vanessa Martin, Royal Holloway College, London

14.30 Savak's counter-intelligence directorate: structure and operational methods
Kaveh Moravej, University of Manchester
 
15.00 A dialogue among civilised nations? Iran's cultural foreign policy during the Khatami era
Edward Wastnedge, University of Manchester

15.30 Tea

16.00 National identity and Iranian foreign policy: Resolving the Bahrain question
Roham Alvandi, University of Oxford

16.30 The phylogeny of Iranian tribal weaving traditions
Dr Jamie Tehrani, Dept. of Anthropology, Durham University

17.00 End

19.00 St Mary's College Elvet Hill Road, Durham
Workshop Dinner in the Kenworthy Hall

Saturday 15th December 2007

Breakfast at St Mary's College, Elvet Hill Road, Durham, DH1 3LR

Workshop at the Centre for Iranian Studies, The Al-Qasimi Building, Elvet Hill Road, Durham, DH1 3TU

09.00 Coffee
 
09.15 Introduction (VSC & PL)
 
09.30 The politics of memory in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Shahram Kholdi, University of Manchester
 
10.00 Towards an anthropology of Muharram practices: the struggle between religion, custom and politics between the sixteenth and eighteenth century AD in the Central Deccan
Shireen Mirza, SOAS
 
10.30 The enigmatic so-called Bojnurd wares
Rosalind Wade Haddon, SOAS

11.00 Coffee
 
11.30 The tale of three tells: Geoarchaeology and the Qazvin Plain
Dr Armin Schmidt, Dept. of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
 
12.00 The Impact of Plio-Pleistocene to recent climatic variations on alluvial fan activities in Central Iran
Dr Stuart Jones, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Durham University & Nasser Arzani, University of Payme Nour
 
12.30 Interactions of tectonics and river systems in Iran
Dr Chris Saville et al., Dept. of Earth Sciences, Durham University

13.00 Sandwich Lunch

14.00 Depart