New publication: The Rise of the Persian Novel. From the Constitutional Revolution to Rezâ Shâh

Claus Valling Pedersen, The Rise of the Persian Novel. From the Constitutional Revolution to Rezâ Shâh. 1910-1927, Harrassowitz Verlag, 2016, 199 p. The earliest Persian novels from the period 1910-1925 are examined using literary analyses and historical contextualization. This approach presents the novels – historical and social realist novels and a Utopia – in a completely new… Read More New publication: The Rise of the Persian Novel. From the Constitutional Revolution to Rezâ Shâh

Foredrag: Irans folkelige Shahnama

“Irans folkelige Shahnama” Foredrag v. Emil Madsen Brandt Shahnama (Kongernes Bog) er et persisk epos, der er kendt som en avanceret, højlitterær tekst. Historisk har mange iranere imidlertid stiftet bekendtskab med værkets fortællinger gennem mundtlige og visuelle præsentationsformer. Med fokus på det iranske kaffehus, den traditionelle fortællekunst og det dertil knyttede narrative maleri giver aftenens… Read More Foredrag: Irans folkelige Shahnama

Balochi Cultural Event in Uppsala

The Balochi Language Centre at Uppsala University are pleased to invite you to a Balochi Cultural Event with Golbang Trio and Hafeez Baloch. Date: Friday 15 April, 6-9 pm Place: Ihresalen, Engelska parken, Uppsala universitet The event is organized by Balochi Language Centre in cooperation with Homayun Mobaraki and Ehsan Dadiar.      

Special Exhibition: Shahnama. The Colorful Epic about Iran’s Past

The David Collection presents its most extensive special exhibition since the museum reopened in 2009: SHAHNAMA. The Colorful Epic about Iran’s Past. Based on a large selection of beautiful, richly detailed miniature paintings – primarily from Iran, but also from India and Turkey – the exhibition recounts stories from the famous Shahnama (The Book of Kings).… Read More Special Exhibition: Shahnama. The Colorful Epic about Iran’s Past

New Book: International Shahname Conference. The Second Millennium

The Shāhnāme (Book of Kings) completed in 1010 by the Persian poet Ferdowsi is the national epic of Greater Iran and the world’s longest epic poetry written by a single poet. In 2011 an international conference on the Shāhnāme was held at Uppsala University to celebrate the second millennium of Ferdowsi’s majestic work and his role in the… Read More New Book: International Shahname Conference. The Second Millennium

I Rumis fotspor: konsert med Javid Afsari Rad og Rumi Ensemble

Javid Afsari Rad har studert musikk både i Iran og ved Universitetet i Oslo, og regnes internasjonalt som en av de aller beste i dag på det gamle persiske instrumentet santur som han trakterer med personlig varme, innlevelse og følsomhet. Rumi Ensemble ble etablert i 2007 og har hatt årlige turneer i Europa. Det består av… Read More I Rumis fotspor: konsert med Javid Afsari Rad og Rumi Ensemble