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

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

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

Memory of homeland and womanhood in Kurdish literature

The Scandinavian Society for Iranian Studies is pleased to invite you to an Iranian seminar at Uppsala University. Darya Abdulkarim Ali Najim will lecture on the topic “Memory of homeland and womanhood in Kurdish literature: On translating homeland and feminism” Time: Tuesday 9 May, 10-12 Place: Room 9-3042, Department of Linguistics and Philology, Engelska parken, Uppsala… Read More Memory of homeland and womanhood in Kurdish literature

Lecture: New Iranian Dialectology – Delving into Diversity

The Scandinavian Society for Iranian Studies is happy to invite you to a lecture entitled “New Iranian Dialectology – Delving into Diversity” held by Dr. Thomas Jügel at The Department of Linguistics and Philology, Uppsala University. Dr. Thomas Jügel is a specialist on modern Iranian languages. At the present he is conducting a project on… Read More Lecture: New Iranian Dialectology – Delving into Diversity