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Growing Up in Iraq

Growing up, living and working in Iraq

The British Institute for the Study of Iraq is interested in collecting your reminiscences and stories about growing up, living or working in Iraq in the period up to 1990.

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March 23, 2023

Abu Salabikh, Iraq 1988: the diary of an archaeological excavation

By 1988 I had been a field archaeologist for a couple of years, working in London and abroad.

A Novice at Nimrud Dr Stephanie Dalley

March 23, 2023

A Novice at Nimrud: Dr Stephanie Dalley

Taking one of many unexpected opportunities, off to Nimrud to join David Oates’ excavation in 1962.

Ukhaidhir Castle, Iraq

March 23, 2023

Memories of Iraq 1985-90: Sir Terence Clark

In March 1985, my wife and I set off from London to drive to Baghdad on my appointment there as Ambassador.

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.