Lecture: 19th-century Islamic visions of an Abbasid Golden Age: Strategies for claiming the Modern

The Department of History at Uppsala University is pleased to announce a lecture by Monica Ringer, Professor of History at Amherst College.   The lecture is entitled: “19th-century Islamic visions of an Abbasid Golden Age: Strategies for claiming the Modern.”   It will be held on Monday, Dec. 3 at 15:15 in Engelska Parken 1:0062.… Read More Lecture: 19th-century Islamic visions of an Abbasid Golden Age: Strategies for claiming the Modern

Lecture: Field work in Shughni-speaking area

The Scandinavian Society for Iranian Studies is honoured to invite you to attend the lecture of professors Vladimir Plungian and Ekaterina Rakhilina. They will present a short report of their recent field work in Badakhshan district (Khorog and its immediate environment) aimed at documenting Shughni as it is spoken currently. Specimens of recorded texts will be provided. Vladimir Plungian is… Read More Lecture: Field work in Shughni-speaking area

Utställning: Persien – en högkultur längs Sidenvägen

Persien – en högkultur längs Sidenvägen. Arkeologen Bertil Almgrens bilder från Iran 1958-59 Bertil Almgren (1918-2011) var professor i nordisk och jämförande fornkunskap vid Uppsala universitet och son till landets förste arkeologiprofessor, Oscar Almgren. Han besökte Iran i slutet av 1950-talet i samband med utgrävningarna av det antika Shiz (Takht-e Soleiman), UNESCO världsarv 2002). Almgrens samling utmärker… Read More Utställning: Persien – en högkultur längs Sidenvägen

Professor Ehsan Yarshater (1920-2018)

Joint announcement by The Ehsan Yarshater Center for Iranian Studies, Columbia University; The Persian Heritage Foundation; and The Encyclopaedia Iranica Foundation It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of Professor Ehsan Yarshater on September 2, 2018 in Fresno, California. Endowed with a rare combination of a bold and broad scholarly vision, immense erudition, and unfailing… Read More Professor Ehsan Yarshater (1920-2018)

Lecture: From Prophet Zoroaster to the present Parsis in India

Lecture by Hormaz Kapadia: From Prophet Zoroaster to the present Parsis in India Zoroastrian religion and the Parsi community is an interesting and important, but sometimes overlooked element of contemporary India. Hormaz Kapadia gives a lecture about Zoroastrianism in India – and the World. Mr Kapadia will cover the history of the Zoroastrian religion in Persia before… Read More Lecture: From Prophet Zoroaster to the present Parsis in India