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Annual Mallowan Lecture

Friday, March 20, 2020 @ 6:15 pm-8:00 pm

Annual Mallowan Lecture

This talk is retrospective, reporting on what has happened to the site and its antiquities since 1990, and what might happen in future.



Basrah Museum

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Basrah Museum Reception

The British Institute for the Study of Iraq and the Friends of Basrah Museum had great pleasure in organising a reception celebrating the completion of the new Basrah Museum.



Wednesday, November 13, 2019 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Project Mosul: Digital Restoration of Mosul’s Lost Heritage

Project Mosul was founded by Matthew Vincent and Chance Coughenour as a volunteer effort to aid in the digital restoration of Mosul’s lost heritage.



Monday, September 16, 2019 @ 1:00 pm-5:30 pm

Jews of Iraq Conference – Engagement with Modernities

The conference aims to evaluate the many contributions of the Jewish community in Iraq within the spheres of the arts and culture, social policy, education, government and the economy in…



Wednesday, June 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Annual Bonham-Carter Lecture

This lecture will introduce one of Baghdad’s iconic Sufi shrines – that of the 12th-century Sufi mystic Shaikh ʿAbd al-Qādir al-Jīlānī, which has managed to weather challenging times in recent decades.…



Letters from Baghdad

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Film Screening: Letters from Baghdad

The British Institute for the Study of Iraq (Gertrude Bell Memorial) in association with the Emmanuel Society and the Harvard Club of the UK have great pleasure in inviting you…



The Trustees of the British Institute for the Study of Iraq were deeply saddened to hear of the sudden death of Dr Lamia Al Gailani-Werr last Friday 18 January 2019 in Amman, Jordan.

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 @ 6:00 pm-9:00 pm

Memorial Event for Dr Lamia Al-Gailani

The British Institute for the Study of Iraq and the Friends of Basrah Museum event to celebrate the remarkable life of Dr Lamia Al Gailani



City of Charax Spasinou

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

Annual Mallowan Lecture 2019

The Charax Spasinou Project is currently mapping and exploring the remains of this city.



Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 6:00 pm-8:00 pm

The Ark Re-imagined: Navigating Iraqi Cultural Heritage on the Edge of Extinction

Through the Ark Re-imagined project, the artist Rashad Salim and Safina Projects CIC ask what the Ark might have looked like if it was based on the watercraft heritage of…