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

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

Saklig søndag: Iran og det nye Midtøsten

Iran er en voksende stormakt i Midtøsten. Rivaliseringen med Saudi-Arabia, kampen mot IS, og samtidig beskyldningene om å eksportere terror til resten av verden, gjør at Iran spiller en nøkkelrolle både i den regionale og geopolitiske situasjonen. Hvorfor valgte et kulturelskende folk i 1979 å slutte seg til Khomeinis revolusjon og etterfølgende fundamentalistiske prestestyre? Og… Read More Saklig søndag: Iran og det nye Midtøsten

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