“Memories of Decline: The Islamic Conquests of Sasanian Iran and Modern Historiography” A Talk by Dr. Khodadad Rezakhani

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Nov. 20th Dr. Khodadad Rezakhani will be here and will talk about: “Memories of Decline: The Islamic Conquests of Sasanian Iran and Modern Historiography”

What were the reasons for the collapse of the Sasanian Empire? How have modern historiansapproached this topic in the twentieth century?

The poster is made by the philologist par excellence and artist, Scherwin Faridnejad

“The Tragedy of Rostam and Sohrab” A Solo Performance by Sara Mashayekh

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Nov. 19th we will host Ms. Sara Mashayekh who will have a solo performance entitled:: “The Tragedy of Rostam & Sohrab”
This is a performance in the tradition of Pardehkhani, where the story of the Iranian hero Rostam and his son, Sohrab in the Shahnameh is performed
The poster is done by Delbar Shahbaz and Sam Anvari (Sam Arts Studio), two wonderful artists.

“The Rise and Fall of Lalehzar, Cultural Centre of Tehran in the Mid20-th Century” a Talk by Dr. Jane Lewishon

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Nov. 18th :Dr. Jane Lewishon will be here speaking on music of Tehran which was centered in Lalehzar: “The Rise and Fall of Lalehzar, Cultural Centre of Tehran in the Mid20-th Century”
She is the Director of the important Golha Project and serious scholar of Persian music.

For her work and dedication to Persian music see:

The poster for this talk was made va an amazing artist, Kourosh Beigpour

“The Sufi Tradition and the Life, Times and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi” a Talk by Prof. Dr. Leonard Lewisohn

 


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Dr. Leonard Lewisohn will be here and speak on Mawlavi. The title of his talk is: “The Sufi Tradition and the Life, Times and Poetry of Jalal al-Din Rumi”
He is one of the foremost scholars of mysticism and Mawlavi.

The editor of the Mawlana Rumi Review. He lived in Iran for several years and has dedicated his life to the study of that country and Persian mystical poetry. We are privileged to have him here. for information on him and his work please visit:

http://www.jadidonline.com/…/Rumi_journal_eng_…/rum_low.html

The poster for this event was designed by a wonderful artist and professor, Pouya Jahanshahi

Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan (A talk by Dr. Arezou Azad)

Dr. Arezou Azad (Oxford & Brimingham), will be here from the UK to give a talk on the transition from Buddhism to Islam in Balkh and Afghanistan in general. We are looking forward to hearing her thoughts.

She is also in the process of bringing out a new edition of Faza’il Balkh, an all-important medieval Persian text.

Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 in HG1010

Sacred Landscape in Medieval Afghanistan (A talk by Dr. Arezou Azad)

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Dr. Arezou Azad (Oxford & Brimingham), will be here from the UK to give a talk on the transition from Buddhism to Islam in Balkh and Afghanistan in general. We are looking forward to hearing her thoughts.

She is also in the process of bringing out a new edition of Faza’il Balkh, an all-important medieval Persian text.

Tuesday, 6:30-7:30 in HG1010

Iranian Rock: Voice of a Generation


Jordan Center for Persian Studies presents: Iranian Rock: Voice of a Generation
Dialogue between Arash Sobhani & Roxanne Varzi

October 4th, 2014
HIB 135
3:00-5:00pm

Arash Sobhani is the lead guitarist and singer of the Iranian rock band, Kiosk. He will engage in a dialogue with Prof. Roxanne Varzi of the Anthropology Department at UC Irvine on music and society of modern Iran