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



His Majesty King Faisal II Al-Hashimi of Iraq and Colonel Mohammed Yahya meet Jamie Capell, a "Huckleberry Finn." From photograph album, "Visit of his Majesty the King of Iraq and his Royal Highness the Regent of Iraq to the United States of America, August 12 to September 8, 1952." Image courtesy of: Harry S. Truman Library & Museum

Wednesday, February 21, 2024


Dr Eva Miller on ‘Eden in America: Exhibiting, Performing, and Imagining Iraq between Two Nations’

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January 25, 2024

Sustainable Water Management


January 12, 2024

John David Hawkins


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.

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