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Centre for Iranian Cultural Studies

 Centre for Iranian Cultural Studies

The Centre for Iranian Cultural Studies' (CICS) aim is to facilitate and encourage debate, research and the growth of Iranian cultural studies in the UK. This will be achieved by:

  • Facilitating the publication of high-quality studies;
  • Encouraging links and exchanges between academics and institutions in the UK and Iran; and
  • Hosting seminars, workshops and conferences to bring together the latest research, and to highlight and communicate to a wider audience the richness and variety of Iranian studies.

The CICS' Director is Dr Derek Kennet

The CICS' Research Dialogues scheme offers postgraduate students at Durham grants to undertake research projects into Iranian cultural studies.  Click here for more information about how you can apply.


Professor Ali Rahnema, a leading specialist in contreporay Iranian history from the American University of Paris, will be giving the 2012 Lambton Memorial Lecture on " When Superstition Creeps into Iranian Politics".

The lecture will take on 07 March 2012 (3pm) at the Al-Quasimi Building, School of Government & International Affairs. To RSVP please contact Alice Skerratt on 0191 33 45680 / alice.skerratt@durham.ac.uk


Contact Details

Department of Archaeology
Durham University
Durham, DH1 3LE

Tel +44(0)191 33 41138