Online resources

  •  Avestan Digital Archive: ‘The Avestan Digital Archive (ADA) seeks to be a digital archive containing all Avestan manuscripts spread all over the world’.
  • AWOL: The Ancient World Online ‘is a project of Charles E. Jones, Tombros Librarian for Classics and Humanities at the Pattee Library, Penn State University. The primary focus of the project is notice and comment on open access material relating to the ancient world, but I will also include other kinds of networked information as it comes available’.
  • CAB: ‘Corpus Avesticum Berolinense, carried out at the Institute of Iranian Studies of the Freie Universität Berlin, represents the first attempt to edit the entire Avestan Zoroastrian textual corpus within its ritual context, and to produce both printed and digital editions of the texts’.
  • Encyclopædia Iranica: ‘The Encyclopædia Iranica is a comprehensive research tool dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization in the Middle East, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and the Indian subcontinent’.
  • Iranian Studies at Harvard University: A collection of language manuals and introductions by Prods Oktor Skjærvø and W. M. Thackston.
  • MUYA: ‘The Multimedia Yasna, based at SOAS, University of London and funded by the European Research Council (ERC) with an Advanced Investigator Grant (2016-2022), is a multi-disciplinary, international project which had as its focus the Yasna – the core ritual of the Zoroastrian religion’.
  • Sasanika: The Sasanika Project.
  • The Sogdians: Influencers on the Silk Roads (an exhibition)
  • TITUS: Thesaurus Indogermanischer Text- und Sprachmaterialien (TITUS) ‘provides text materials from languages that are relevant for Indo-European studies’ and remains the most important repository for pre-Islamic Iranian primary sources.
  • UCI Persian Studies: The video channel of the the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture.

Organisations / Associations

  • The American Institute of Iranian Studies: ‘The American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIrS) is a non-profit consortium of US universities and museums, founded in 1967, for the purpose of promoting the interdisciplinary study of Iranian civilization and US-Iran cultural dialogue’.
  • The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies: ‘The Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS) is a non-governmental, non-political, not-for-profit professional organization for researchers and scholars interested in the culture and civilization of the Persian-speaking societies and related areas in the Iranian civilizational area’.
  • British Institute of Persian Studies: ‘The British Institute of Persian Studies is the UK’s foremost learned society dedicated to the study and research of Iran’s heritage and culture, including its languages, literature, arts, peoples and archaeology’.
  • International Society for Iranian Studies: ‘The International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS), formerly the Society for Iranian Studies, was founded in 1967 as an academic society to support and promote the field of Iranian Studies at the international level’.
  • Soudavar Memorial Foundation (SMF). “The Soudavar Memorial Foundation is formally established in 2001 in London. The Foundation also awards grants towards a diverse range of cultural and academic projects which have included postgraduate scholarships; special study grants; contributions to seminars and conferences; support for exhibitions of art from ancient to modern; musical and multimedia performances; archaeological excavations as well as the study of excavated material; and a decade-long commitment to Encyclopaedia Iranica. The Foundation emphasises the importance of books and has a substantial portfolio of publications to its credit.”
  • Iran Heritage Foundation: ‘For 18 years, since 1995, Iran Heritage Foundation has nurtured, cultivated and developed Iran’s cultural heritage. With a broad focus extending from ancient to contemporary subjects, we have forged strong relationships with major international institutions of learning and culture in the UK and US’.
  • Scandinavian Society for Iranian Studies: ‘The Scandinavian Society for Iranian Studies (SSIS) aims to foster and advance Iranian Studies in Scandinavia, to encourage and facilitate scholarly exchange amongst its membership, and to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas concerning diverse aspects of Iranian civilization’.
  • Societas Iranologica Europaea: ‘The aim of the S.I.E. is to promote, develop and support Ancient, Middle and Modern Iranian Studies in all subject areas of the field, including philology, linguistics, literature, history, religions, art, archaeology, philosophy, ethnology, geography, human sciences, jurisprudence’.