Promoting the research and education about the history, societies, and cultures of Iraq.

About Us


Being a member helps support our work to promote research and education about the history, society and culture of Iraq.


We offer range of grants and scholarships to assist academic work and education on Iraq in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.


We fund and organise public lectures, study days, and other public events in London, elsewhere in the UK, and Iraq.

Next Event



Monday, October 16, 2023


Professor Joseph Sassoon on ‘The Global Merchants: The Enterprise and Extravagance of the Sassoon Dynasty’

Latest News

June 19, 2023

Call for Papers

Interdisciplinary Conference – Sustainable Water Management: Learning from the Past to Inform the Future (15th-16th March 2024)

May 3, 2022

Dr Abdulameer al-Hamdani

The Trustees of the British Institute for the Study of Iraq were deeply saddened to hear of the death of Dr Abdulameer al-Hamdani on Friday April 29th in Nasiriyah, Iraq.

Recent Projects

BISI works to advance research and public education about Iraq in all of the arts, humanities and social sciences subjects, and enables exchange and collaboration between UK and Iraqi academics. Our grants and scholarships have helped the fund the following research projects.

Thank's to our supporters