This new academic network aims to creates a platform where the general public can hear and discuss the state of the art in Iranian Studies. Various activities will be organised to provide this platform, including:
- Public lectures;
- Seminars that give scholars and students the opportunity to discuss their research and academic interests in Iranian studies;
- A yearly award for the best MA thesis on Iran (social sciences and humanities) by students at Dutch universities (nominations welcome).
AIIS activities are organised by its Academic Board: Peyman Jafari (Chair, University of Amsterdam), Touraj Atabaki (International Institute of Social History), Paul Aarts (University of Amsterdam) and Halleh Ghorashi (Free University). A list of AIIS associates can be found here. If you are a lecturer, researcher, or PhD candidate in Amsterdam, and would like to be involved, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.