Prof. Ali Ansari elected President of British Institute of Persian Studies
December 3, 2013 Leave a comment
Professor Ali Ansari has been elected President of the British Institute of Persian Studies. Prof. Ansari is a leading expert on the development of the State in Iran in the modern era, with a particular focus on nationalism, mythology and the use (and abuse) of history. He is also interested in the politics and history of the Islamic Republic and the broader relations of Britain and the United States with Iran. Prof. Ansari is the Director of the St Andrews Institute of Iranian Studies.
The British Institute of Persian Studies promotes Iranian studies in the UK, placing emphasis on offering young researchers direct experience of Iran. It seeks to build confidence in the long-term potential for research in Iran through the use of its purpose-built Institute and its diverse facilities in Tehran. BIPS works primarily within the boundaries of modern Iran but also in neighbouring countries with Persian cultural traditions, whether they are bound linguistically to Iran or whether they border the Caspian Sea or the Persian Gulf. All fields of research within the humanities, social and natural sciences are considered for publication in the BIPS journal Iran.