Lecture: Linguistic fieldwork in Pamir

The Scandinavian Society for Iranian Studies is pleased to invite you to a lecture by Dr Jaroslava Obrtelová (Uppsala University) entitled: Linguistic fieldwork in Pamir: from documentation to revitalization of endangered languages The Pamir languages are an areal group of the Eastern Iranian languages, spoken by numerous people in the Pamir Mountains, primarily along the Panj… Read More Lecture: Linguistic fieldwork in Pamir

New Book: A Grammar of Modern Standard Balochi

A Grammar of Modern Standard Balochi by Carina Jahani Studia Iranica Upsaliensia 36 ISBN 978-91-513-0820-3 Balochi is an Iranian language spoken in Pakistan, Iran, Afghanistan, the Gulf States (particularly Oman and the United Arab Emirates), Turkmenistan, India, and East Africa. Informal estimates suggest that no less than 10 million people speak the language. It can… Read More New Book: A Grammar of Modern Standard Balochi

Summer School in Iranian Studies and Persian Language

Call for Applications Summer School in Iranian Studies and Persian Language under the supervision of Professor Mehdi Mohaghegh University of Tehran 16 to 28 August 2019 Introduction Iran is an ancient land in the Middle East placed in a significant part of the world having an ancient heritage called ‘A Cradle of Civilization’. Iran’s prosperous historical civilization,… Read More Summer School in Iranian Studies and Persian Language

From Oral to Written: A Text-linguistic Study of Wakhi Narratives

Public defence of doctoral thesis in Iranian Languages Title: From Oral to Written: A Text-linguistic Study of Wakhi Narratives Doctoral student: Jaroslava Obrtelová Wakhi is one of the endangered Pamir languages belonging to the East Iranian group of Indo-European. A total of around 72,000 Wakhi speakers live in the border areas of four countries: Tajikistan,… Read More From Oral to Written: A Text-linguistic Study of Wakhi Narratives

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

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

Utlysning: Universitetslektor i iranska språk (vikariat)

Uppsala universitet är ett brett forskningsuniversitet med stark internationell ställning. Uppgiften är att bedriva forskning och utbildning av högsta kvalitet och att på olika sätt samverka med samhället. Vår viktigaste tillgång är alla de individer som med sin nyfikenhet och sitt engagemang gör Uppsala universitet till en av landets mest spännande arbetsplatser. Vid Institutionen för… Read More Utlysning: Universitetslektor i iranska språk (vikariat)

Vacant position: University lecturer in Persian language

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

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