Oral Narration in Iranian Cultures: A Conference in honour of Professor Bo Utas on his 80th Birthday

Oral narration is one of the verbal arts intrinsic to human nature, yet it has been much less studied than written literature. Oral traditions are central to Iranian cultures, but are facing a threat of extinction even more dire than the loss of Iranian indigenous languages generally. This conference will bring together international experts to examine… Read More Oral Narration in Iranian Cultures: A Conference in honour of Professor Bo Utas on his 80th Birthday

Imperier – Från hettiterna till osmanerna

Föreningen Svenska Istanbulinstitutets Vänner fyller 30 år och inbjuder i samarbete med Svenska Forskningsinstitutet i Istanbul till en temadag om imperier: Imperier – Från hettiterna till osmanerna PROGRAM D. Henningsson, Luwia Minor – några nedslag i hettitisk utrikespolitik i västra Mindre Asien A. Dahlén, Perserna i Mindre Asien – en allmän översikt från Kyros den store… Read More Imperier – Från hettiterna till osmanerna

Seminar: War and Diplomacy on the Fringes of the Achaemenid Empire

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

Workshop: The Persian Empire, the Social Sciences, and Ancient Historiography

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

Lecture: Christians, Zoroastrians, and Muslims in Late Antiquity

Dear Colleagues, It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the lecture of Professor Richard Payne entitled: “Christians, Zoroastrians, and Muslims in Late Antiquity” to be held in room 9-3042, Engelska parken, Uppsala University, on November 21, at 10:00-12.00 am. Richard Payne is Professor in history at the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at the… Read More Lecture: Christians, Zoroastrians, and Muslims in Late Antiquity

Lecture on the Pamir languages

Dear Colleagues, It is our pleasure to invite you to attend the lecture of Jaroslava Obrtelova entitled: “Pamir languages: classification and sociolinguistic situation” to be held in room 9-3042, Engelska parken, Uppsala University, on November 7, at 10:00-12.00 am. The Pamir languages are a group of the Eastern Iranian languages. Many people in the Pamir Mountains, mostly… Read More Lecture on the Pamir languages