Membership of the British Institute of Persian Studies is open to all and we welcome new members. The Institute organizes an extensive programme of talks, conferences and workshops throughout the year in the UK and overseas. It publishes its journal IRAN and occasional books in its Special Series. Members will also receive regular updates about our activities and a copy of the Annual Report. Becoming a member is your chance to support our work and contribute to our efforts to broaden appreciation of the cultural heritage of the Persian world.
We offer four types of membership and you can see more information about these below. You may join or renew by paying online here.
Membership runs from January to December.
Our Members form the core of our community, with many engaged on the Governing Council or breaking new ground in Iranian studies as award holders, expanding knowledge of the field through our publications, and bringing true vibrancy to our engagement with the heritage and culture of this fascinating civilisation. Our forthcoming Student Members Committee promises further exciting opportunities to get involved at institutional, national and international levels.