1st Triennial Conference Program

The Scandinavian Society for Iranian Studies is pleased to announce the program for the 1st Triennial Iranian Studies Conference. The Conference will take place March 30 at the University of Oslo, Norway.


8.50 Welcome address by Ashk Dahlén, President

Persian Language and Literature

Chair: Helena Bani-Shoraka

9.00 Language and Literature: Early Persian Interactions   keynote speech
Bo Utas (Uppsala University)
9.40 Imaging India in Buf-e Kur
Syed Akhtar Husain (Jawaharlal Nehru University)
10.10 coffee break
10.30 Identity, Space and Mobility in Goli Taraqqi’s “Man Che Guevara hastam”
Goulia Ghardashkhani (Phillips-Universität Marburg)
11.00 Koroshi: A Linguistic and Anthropological Overview
Maryam Nourzaei & Carina Jahani  (Uppsala University)
11.30 lunch break

Iranian Religions and Myths

Chair: Anders Widmark

12.30 Iran og den Mosaiska distinksjonen
Michael Stausberg (University of Bergen)
13.00 Azdahāg and the Fenriswolf – Eschatological Myth in Comparison
Anders Hultgård (Uppsala University)
13.30 break
Masters in Dialogue: Translation, Authority and Exegesis in Iranian Sufism
Alessandro Cancian (The Institute of Ismaili Studies)
14.10 Project Reconstruction Saighanchi in Afghanistan
Syed Sibtain (Sydney University of Technology)
14.30 coffee break

Modern History and Politics

Chair: Bjørn Olav Utvik

14.50 The Historiography of Politics in Modern Iran   keynote speech
Fakhreddin Azimi (University of Connecticut)
15.30 Modernity Revisited: The Need for a Fresh Reassessment of Modernist Discourse in Iran
Daryoush Mohammad Poor (University of Westminister)
16.00 break
16.10 Ideological Underpinning of the Green Movement: Jamʽiyat-e Towhid va Taʽāvun
Kjetil Selvik (University of Oslo)
16.40 Few Notes on Conceptual History of Democracy in Iran
Yadullah Shahibzadeh (University of Oslo)
17.10 Discursive Strategies in the Pro-Constitutionalist Media (1906–1911)
Roya Veyseh (University of Limgos)

_ _ _


The Conference will take place in Auditorium II, Georg Sverdrup House, at the University of Oslo.  The building is 5 minutes walk from Blindern Metro Station (Central Line).

The Georg Sverdrup House was named after the first director of the University of Oslo Library – Georg Sverdrup – and was opened in 1999. At the same time the Humanities and Social Sciences Library moved in to the building. With its 2.800.000 books, it is the largest academic library in Norway.


The Conference is open to the public and free of charge. If you wish to attend the Conference please registrate by notifying the Secretary no later than 25 March. All participants are required to submit a registration.


The Conference is sponsored by Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture (Instituttet for sammenlignende kulturforskning, Oslo) and Fritt Ord Foundation.

We look forward to seeing you in Oslo!


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s