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

Lecture: Iran Today – Historic Development and Modern Policy

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

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

Föreläsning: Afghanistan. Vart är landet på väg?

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?