جشنواره فرهنگی ادینبورگ



Spotlight on Iran! 
Date: Friday 10th Feb 2017
Time: 14:30 – 16:00
Venue: The National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, EH1 1JF, Seminar Room ( Learning Centre Level 4)
Entry: FREE Admission (Ticketed)
Box Office:Click here for online booking  
(or call the museum on +44(0)300 123 6789 for booking)

Senior curator  Dr Friederike Voigt traces the history of the Iranian collections of National Museums Scotland, from their beginnings in the 19th century. She will focus on the role of Scottish engineer and diplomat, Sir Robert Murdoch Smith, in building up the collections, and explore how ideas surrounding their development, research and display have changed. The talk will be complemented by a show and tell with a selection of objects from our collections.

Please click here to visit the museum's website for further details.


Passport to Persia: Exploring Iranian Tourism
Date: Sunday 12th Feb 2017
Time: 14:00-15:30
Venue: The Nomads Tent, 21 St Leonard's Ln, EH8 9SH
Entry: FREE Admission

Join us for a session that explores various aspects of Iranian tourism. The session includes a film and talk about adventurous travel to the mountains of Iran, as well as a broader talk on the practicalities of travel to Iran and the opportunity to 'visit' Iran via virtual reality! See below for more details.

Persian Pursuits: A short film and talk by Shirin Shabestari about trips to the mountains in Iran.
"Down in the city, I was a girl being treated differently. When I went to the mountains with my Dad, I felt like an equal.“ Shirin Shabestari is founder and director of Persian Pursuits, the first UK based company to specialise in trekking, climbing and skiing expeditions to Iran. Shirin’s love of climbing began at the young age of 5, when her dad took her into the mountains of her native Iran. Since then, she has scaled Damavand, the highest peak in Iran (and the Middle East), among many other mountaineering challenges. We will be screening a short film about Shirin’s ambition to bridge Iran and the West via her love of the mountains, followed by a talk and Q&A.  

This event is free and un-ticketed. Simply turn up on the day.

 W: www.persianpursuits.com

I: www.instagram.com/persiaportcom
E: info@persiaport.com
W: https://persiaport.com 


Persia Port will also be present at the above talk, giving a window on Iran through the various services they provide. 

PersiaPort is a collection of web services aimed at those who are interested in knowing more about Iran’s culture, history and natural and archaeological attractions. For those who want to visit Iran, it provides a secure marketplace for travellers to browse and book tourism services. Whether you are a solo traveller, travelling in a group, participating in a business meeting or visiting family and friends in Iran, PersiaPort has something to offer.

As well as the opportunity to talk to PersiaPort about services they provide for travel to Iran, you can also out their virtual reality headsets, to get a direct window into Iran!

“Images of the good ruler in Sasanian Iran” by Prof. Dr. Josef Wiesehöfer 
Date: Wednesday 15th Feb 2017
Time: 17:30 – 18:30
Venue: The University of Edinburgh, 19 George Square, Room G.02
Entry: FREE Admission (Not ticketed)

Professor Josef Wiesehöfer (University of Kiel) will give the First Annual Iranian heritage Foundation Lecture on "Images of the good ruler in Sasanian Iran", organised by the University of Edinburgh. Professor Wiesehöfer is a leading authority on pre-Islamic Iran and has published extensively on the the Achaemenids and the Sasanians. His Ancient Persia, 550 BC to 650 AD (London - New York 1996), is a widely read standard book. Several of his books have been translated into Persian.

Please click here for a link to Prof. Dr. Josef Wiesehöfer's webpage.

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