What do militarisation and armament developments tell us – is there a risk of cold wars going hot? Are there any effective ways to de-escalate the tensions? What might happen after May 12, Trump’s deadline for the Iran deal? The deep and dangerous divide between Iran and Saudi Arabia is often fought via proxies. But… Read More Cold wars going hot? Rising tensions around the Persian Gulf
The Department of Archeology and Classical Studies at Stockholm University and the German Archeological Institute is pleased to invite you to the seminar War and Diplomacy on the Fringes of the Achaemenid Empire. Tracing War. Destruction as an Archaeological Phenomenon in Archaic Asia Minor. Jan Köster (German Archeological Institute) Following the ancient written sources, first and… Read More Seminar: War and Diplomacy on the Fringes of the Achaemenid Empire
The Iranian revolution took place almost 40 years ago. Since then the Islamic Republic and the Iranian society have gone through significant changes. It is a country in transition where many of its fundamental principles are being called into question. This lecture will attempt to answer some of today’s questions on Iran. How have the… Read More Lecture: Iran Today – Historic Development and Modern Policy
Armenian School of Languages in Yerevan in cooperation with ARMACAD organize International Persian Language Summer School in Yerevan, Armenia to take place from July 08 to August 18 (6 weeks) or 29 July to 18 August (3 weeks), 2018. This 42 or 21 days summer school offers participants to master skills in written and oral modern… Read More Persian Language Summer School in Yerevan
The workshop The Persian Empire, the Social Sciences, and Ancient Historiography takes place at the University of Helsinki 9–11 January 2019. It is co-sponsored by the Centre of Excellence in Changes in Sacred Texts and Traditions and the Centre of Excellence in Ancient Near Eastern Empires. Studying the first Persian Empire (550–330 BCE) is both frustratingly… Read More Workshop: The Persian Empire, the Social Sciences, and Ancient Historiography
CIA uppges utöka sina hemliga insatser i Afghanistan och skickar erfarna anställda och konsulter för att bistå afghanska styrkor med att jaga och döda talibaner. CIA är också redo att skicka fler drönare till Afghanistan enligt New York Times. Tidigare har de insatserna främst skett i de pakistanska klanområdena, och ibland i Syrien och Jemen.… Read More Föreläsning: Afghanistan. Vart är landet på väg?
A position of university lecturer in Persian language is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo. The main teaching responsibilities of the university lecturer will be within Persian language. The person employed must have experience with teaching at Bachelor level, preferably also at Master’s level. She/he will teach Persian… Read More Vacant position: University lecturer in Persian language