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London Palestine Film Festival
13/11/2020 9:00am - 26/11/2020 11:00pm
London Palestine Film Festival
The London Palestine Film Festival aims to create a stimulating platform that brings together filmmakers, scholars and the public in order to encourage crucial dialogue regarding Palestine's film industry, its culture and its politics. This year's programme offers cinema screenings at the Barbican, as well as online streams (available across the UK) of a selection of the latest works exploring Palestine. From feature dramas to documentaries, there's a film for everyone. #LPFF2020
Iraq: Navigating Reform, Collapse and the Status Quo (Virtual Conference)
23/11/2020 11:30am - 25/11/2020 10:30am

At the 2019 Chatham House Iraq conference, the country's transition to a period of peace and stability was on the agenda. A year later, Iraq looks to be in an altogether more precarious place, once again facing the possibility of the outbreak of conflict. This virtual conference, part of the Chatham House Iraq Initiative, will bring together Iraqi and international policymakers, academics and activists to discuss the critical issues for Iraq as it navigates this challenging period. The conference will be held on the record.
Turkey and the West: Future challenges and opportunities
27/11/2020 5:00pm
The British Association for Turkish Area Studies
This webinar will look at the prospects for Turkey's relations with its Western interlocutors (primarily the USA and the European Union) in the aftermath of the US presidential election, months of tension in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Turkey 2020 Report of the European Commission.
The Idea of Iran: Iran in Transition to a New World Order
28/11/2020 11:45am
SOAS Centre for Iranian Studies
The 18th century saw the collapse of the Safavid Empire that had given Iran a long period of relative peace and stability and growing, closer encounters with Europeans and European interests. The following decades present a chaotic spectrum of disintegration and recovery, contraction, expansion and competing dynastic entities. What does the Idea of Iran mean at this period? Can we discern the ways that contemporaries viewed their traditions and their environment (natural or built); what was the view of outsiders, and how does modern scholarship define the distinctive aspects of the period?
Black Monuments Matter
05/10/2020 9:00am - 31/03/2021 5:00pm
The Aga Khan University's Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and the Zamani Project at the University of Cape Town
The Aga Khan University Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations and the Zamani Project at the University of Cape Town are pleased to present the online exhibition "Black Monuments Matter". Black Monuments Matter recognises and highlights African contributions to world history by exhibiting World Heritage Monuments and architectural treasures from Sub-Saharan Africa. In doing so, this exhibition sweeps away ideas based on racist theories and hopes to contribute to both awareness of African identity and pride of African Heritage.