Prof. Matthew P. Canepa: “The Creation and Destruction of the Iranian Past…”

History Department UC Irvine, Co-sponsored by the Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies

Matthew P. Canepa
Villa Scholar, Getty Research Institute

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/67237802[/vimeo]

“The Creation and Destruction of the Iranian Past and the Topography of Power of the  Sasanian Empire”

April 25th (Thursday)
6:00pm
HG 1010

A lecture by Maestro Mohammad Reza Shajarian

Society of Iranian Graduate Students at UC Irvine presents:

Maestro Shajarian

A lecture by Maestro Mohammad Reza Shajarian
Friday, May 17th, 2013
7:30 P.M.

Social Sciences Lecture Hall 100,
University of California, Irvine

Parking Structure:
Intersection Campus Dr & Stanford
Irvine, CA, 92697

FREE and OPEN to PUBLIC

Cosponsored by Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture

An Afternoon with FERDOWSI with guest speaker Fereidoun Farahandouz

farahandouz
An Afternoon with FERDOWSI with guest speaker Fereidoun Farahandouz
Radisson Hotel Newport Beach, May 19, 2013.
$25 / person – Limited Seating – Refreshments Served
This program is presented in Persian.

In our continued efforts to expand our activities in showcasing Iranian art and culture, Farhang is proud to present its second Explore Farhang: An Afternoon with Ferdowsi
Ferdowsi is one of the greatest Persian and world poets and his masterpiece Shahnameh is regarded as the Persian national epic. For over a thousand years Persian speaking people all around the world have read and listened to recitations of this magnificent book and continue to do so. It is a record of Iran’s history in majestic verse.
Our distinguished speaker, Fereidoun Farahandouz will talk about Ferdowsi, the poet and the individual who put thirty years of his life into creating one of the most revered books of all times and the three different parts of Shahnameh: Mythical, Heroic and Historical.
He will also discuss the importance of women in Shahnameh and the equality between men and women in the greatest mythical and historical book on the Persian identity, culture and heritage.

About Fereidoun Farahandouz
Fereidoun Farahandouz was born in Tehran in 1947. In 1967, he became a full-time employee of the National Iranian Radio and Television Organization and stayed until 1979. Farahandouz was Iran’s National Television Channel Two news managing director and editor, but alongside these responsibilities, he doubled as announcer and performer on other TV programs, as well. In this capacity, he traveled to various provincial centers to assist in opening TV stations in those provinces. In 1974, he attended the six-month training course in communications science and radio-TV broadcasting at Michigan University. Upon returning to his home country, he pursued his professional activities by producing scores of TV programs, and interviewing many cultural, literary, political and social luminaries. Farahandouz immigrated to America in 1979 and joined Voice of America’s Persian Service in 1980, where he assumed various responsibilities over a period of 23 years. After retiring from VOA in 2003, he focused on studying and voicing the poems of contemporary Iranian poets in albums titled “Hello Again” (2004), and “Shouting in the Wind” and “Sound of Love” (2006). The latest production by Fereidoun Farahandouz is a collection of poems and songs, titled Norooz, Khayyam and Arash-e Kamangir. Fereidoun Farahandouz currently lives in Maryland, USA.

http://www.farhang.org/photo/051913farahandouz?context=user

Professor Talinn Grigor: Perso-Parsi Encounters and the Making of Neo-Achaemenid Architecture in Qajar Iran and the British Raj (Part 1 0f 2)

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/66068680[/vimeo]

“Perso-Parsi Encounters and the Making of Neo-Achaemenid Architecture in Qajar Iran and the British Raj”

By :Professor Talinn Grigor
UCI
Monday, April 15, 2013
6:30-8:30pm
Humanities Gateway 1030
FREE and open to the public.

Talinn Grigor (Ph.D., MIT, 2005) is an Associate Professor of modern and contemporary architecture in the Department of Fine Arts at Brandeis University. Her research concentrates on the cross-pollination of architecture and (post)colonial politics, focused on Iran and India. Her first book, Building Iran: Modernism, Architecture, and National Heritage under the Pahlavi Monarchs (Prestel, 2009) examines the link between official architecture and heritage discourses in 20th-century Iran. Contemporary Iranian Visual Culture and Arts: Street, Studio, and Exile (Reaktion, forthcoming) explores Iranian visual culture through the premise of the art historical debate of populist versus avant-garde art that extends into the identity politics of the exile.

A co-edited book with Sussan Babie, entitled Persian Kingship and Architecture: Strategies of Power in Iran from the Achaemenids to the Pahlavis (I.B. Tauris, forthcoming), investigates the architectural legitimization of royal power through Iran’s long history. Her articles have appeared in the Art bulletin, Getty Research Journal, Third Text, Journal of Iranian Studies, Thresholds, and DOCOMOMO among others. Past grants and fellowships include the Getty Research Institute, Cornell University, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Soudavar Memorial Foundation, the Soros Foundation, the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute and Aga Khan at MIT. Her present project deals with the turn-of-the-century European art-historiography and its links to eclectic-revivalistic architecture in Qajar Iran and the British Raj.

Professor Talinn Grigor: Perso-Parsi Encounters and the Making of Neo-Achaemenid Architecture in Qajar Iran and the British Raj (Part 2 0f 2)

[vimeo]https://vimeo.com/66068710[/vimeo]

“Perso-Parsi Encounters and the Making of Neo-Achaemenid Architecture in Qajar Iran and the British Raj”

By :Professor Talinn Grigor
UCI
Monday, April 15, 2013
6:30-8:30pm
Humanities Gateway 1030
FREE and open to the public.

Talinn Grigor (Ph.D., MIT, 2005) is an Associate Professor of modern and contemporary architecture in the Department of Fine Arts at Brandeis University. Her research concentrates on the cross-pollination of architecture and (post)colonial politics, focused on Iran and India. Her first book, Building Iran: Modernism, Architecture, and National Heritage under the Pahlavi Monarchs (Prestel, 2009) examines the link between official architecture and heritage discourses in 20th-century Iran. Contemporary Iranian Visual Culture and Arts: Street, Studio, and Exile (Reaktion, forthcoming) explores Iranian visual culture through the premise of the art historical debate of populist versus avant-garde art that extends into the identity politics of the exile.

A co-edited book with Sussan Babie, entitled Persian Kingship and Architecture: Strategies of Power in Iran from the Achaemenids to the Pahlavis (I.B. Tauris, forthcoming), investigates the architectural legitimization of royal power through Iran’s long history. Her articles have appeared in the Art bulletin, Getty Research Journal, Third Text, Journal of Iranian Studies, Thresholds, and DOCOMOMO among others. Past grants and fellowships include the Getty Research Institute, Cornell University, the Center for Advanced Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art, Soudavar Memorial Foundation, the Soros Foundation, the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute and Aga Khan at MIT. Her present project deals with the turn-of-the-century European art-historiography and its links to eclectic-revivalistic architecture in Qajar Iran and the British Raj.