SOAS Professor Almut Hintze, Zartoshty Brothers Professor of Zoroastrianism receives £1 million for project on Zoroastrianism

ZTFE is delighted to share the wonderful news that, SOAS Professor Almut Hintze, Zartoshty Brothers Professor of Zoroastrianism has recently received just under £1 million grant from the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) for a project on Zoroastrianism. Please go to:

Professor Hintze informed the ZTFE; “This would not have been possible without the amazing work of Dr Yousef Moradi, who excavated the bullae.”

Earlier this year, ZTFE Faridoon & Mehraban Zartoshty Brothers Fund for Zoroastrian Studies’ awarded a grant to Dr Yousef Moradi towards his post doctorial research at SOAS.

Also mentioned in the same SOAS Staff Bulletin, Tuesday 20th December 2022:

  • Steve Tsang and Burzine Waghmar were invited by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on the Indo-Pacific to deliver briefings at the House of Commons on 14 Dec as covered by Asian Lite and Dev Discourse.


Burzine Waghmar, inaugural Visiting India Fellow, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), London, comments on the Legacy Lessons for the Indo-Pacific & Quad. He urged the UK to become a partner with the Indo-Pacific alliance and play a role both in the diplomacy and the maritime security of the region. Mr Waghmar is also the South Asia and Arts & Humanities Librarian; and academic affiliate at the Centre for Iranian Studies, Centre for the Study of Pakistan and SOAS South Asia Institute, School of Oriental and African Studies, London (SOAS).

Prof Steve Tsang, the current Director of the SOAS China Institute at the SOAS University of London, spoke about the need for the UK to have a clear and well-defined Indo-Pacific Strategy in light of the resurgence of China and its implications for the Indo-Pacific region as a whole. Prof Tsang also spoke about the Chinese perception of the western alliance and diplomacy in the region and the need to continue to engage with China, but on the terms of global world order.

Prof Tsang is also a political scientist and historian whose expertise includes politics and governance in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, the foreign and security policies of China and Taiwan, and peace and security in East Asia

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