Sarah Irving

I do things with words, mainly English and Arabic

(Paid) research/curatorial internship, Alwaleed Centre, Edinburgh

This very exciting looking ad just came up from the Alwaleed Centre, based in the same department as me at Edinburgh University… Call for research internship applications 10-month part-time research … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

‘Kissing the Moon-Like Face’ at the Filmhouse

It may be a bit sacrilegious to say this, but I’ve never managed to take wholeheartedly to the examples of Iranian cinema I’ve encountered in the UK. I can see … Continue reading

February 8, 2013 · Leave a comment

Knot: Persian carpets in images by Jalal Sepehr

I have nothing useful to say about these images by Iranian photographer Jalal Sepehr: solely that I am posting them for the sheer joy of their beauty and so that … Continue reading

January 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Intoxicating Rose Garden

One of the joys of being a student is the discounts. Not in noisy pubs, but in Edinburgh’s wide range of music and theatrical venues. As has been observed many … Continue reading

November 24, 2012 · Leave a comment

Religion or patriarchy? Iran and higher education

Western fear of Iran is largely framed in terms of religious extremism: as this interesting report from MERIP suggests, maybe some of the regime’s policies are more about undisguised patriarchy … Continue reading

October 18, 2012 · Leave a comment

New article: Antony Loewenstein interviewed

Electronic Intifada, 8th June 2011: “The Murdoch press is obviously known in Britain and America — it’s not confined to Australia — for being pretty antagonistic towards Arabs and Muslims. … Continue reading

June 8, 2011 · Leave a comment