The 10th European Conference of Iranian Studies (ECIS 10), organized every four years by the European Society of Iranology (Societas Iranologica Europaea, SIE), was held at Leiden University, the Netherlands, from August 21 to 25.
The European Society of Iranologists is an international academic society in the field of Iranian Studies with members from European and non-European countries. SIE was founded in 1983 in Rome with the support of the European Science Foundation and the Istituto Italiano per il Medio ed Estremo Oriente on the occasion of the First European Colloquium on Iranology.
The conference dealt with a wide range of topics in line with the objectives of the European Society of Iranology (Societas Iranologica Europaea), which focuses on promoting, developing and supporting research on Ancient, Middle and Modern Iranian Studies in all subject areas of the field, including philology, linguistics, literature, history, religions, art, archaeology, philosophy, ethnology, geography, humanities and law.
During the conference there was an exhibition of publications, where Bloomsbury Publishing, Brill Publishers, Leiden University Press, Austrian Academy of Sciences Press and others participated, including the International Institute for Central Asian Studies (IICAS), which presented more than 70 publications. The Institute's stand was well attended by conference participants, who appreciated the free distribution of publications, translation into English and free access to electronic copies as advantages.
The exhibition contributed to the promotion of IICAS and its activities. In particular, an agreement was reached with Leiden University on further participation of IICAS in major scientific events, including the presentation of new publications to international readers.
For more information about the conference,
please visit https://www.universiteitleiden.nl/ecis10/about