Istanbul as seen from the Bosphorus

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Istanbul as seen from the Bosphorus

Turkey came onto the RSAA’s agenda with the extension of the society’s remit in the mid 20th century. The country’s position as a geographical and cultural link between Europe and Asia keeps it as a popular area for discussion.

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Forthcoming Events

Wed 24 Sep Why Kashmir is Still Important at The Royal Astronomical Society

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Expedition Silk Road Treasures from the Hermitage Exhibition at the Hermitage, Amsterdam, ends 5 September 2014 more…

Dunhuang Culture and Art Hong Kong Heritage Museum from 28 November 2014 - 16 March 2015 more…

17th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS) University of Vienna, Austria. 18 - 23 August 2014 more…

PIAC 57th Annual Meeting 9 - 14 September 2014 more…

Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle A rich collection of items from across Asia, the Middle East and other areas more…

Recent Recordings

Soqotra: Life in the Arabian Periphery Thanos has an excellent collection of photographs of Socotra having participated in two expeditions there

Churchill's First War: Young Winston & the Taliban A riveting and revelatory account of Winston Churchill's first campaign, in Afghanistan in the 1890's, offering shocking parallels into today's Afghan war

A Journey to the Source of the Oxus

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