October 2023, Prof. Charles Melville, Emeritus Professor of Persian History,
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, the University of Cambridge and
President of the British Institute of Persian Studies, and Dr. Firuza I.
Melville, Director of Research of the Cambridge Center for Persian Studies,
Pembroke College, University of Cambridge were warmly hosted in the
headquarters of the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS).
This was an
excellent opportunity to present the background of IICAS and the scope of
research carried out since 1995. In response, Prof. Charles Melville and Dr.
Firuza Melville offered an overview of the prior and ongoing projects both in
Central Asia and beyond. As a result, an agreement was reached to intensify the
exchange of data and search for potential areas of academic collaboration.
visitors were offered a short guided tour around the office and a brief
presentation of the earlier and most recent publication of the Institute.