Iranian Studies

  • Founded
    1987
  • Seminar Number
    615

The purpose of these monthly gatherings is to present and promote new research in Iranian studies from pre- Islamic times to the present. The seminar provides an opportunity for scholars and researchers in the greater metropolitan area to meet regularly and exchange views and discuss the topics of their research interests.


Co-Chairs
Professor Ahmad Ashraf
aa398@columbia.edu

Professor Vahid Nowshirvani
vfn1@columbia.edu

Rapporteur
TBD


Meeting dates and locations are subject to change. Please confirm details with the seminar rapporteur.

Welcome

Meetings

09/07/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
From Tehran Philharmonic to Tehran Symphony Orchestra
Farhad Mechkat, Former Conductor of The Tehran Symphony Orchestra
Abstract




10/05/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Special Seminar in honor of Dr. Christopher Brunner
Dr. W. W. Malandra, Professor Emeritus of IndoIranian Philology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis

Dr. Prudence Harper, Curator Emerita in the Department of Ancient Near Eastern Art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Dr. Homayoon Beigi, Adjunct Professor of Computer Science, Columbia University

Dr. Ahmad Ashraf, Columbia University

11/09/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
‘Ahmad Fardid: Philosopher or Magician?’ with a movie on his Life, Ideas and Influence
Dr. Ali Mirsepassi, Professor of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, New York University




12/07/2016 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Sacrificial Discourse Across Factions in Pre-Revolutionary Iran
Dr. Neda Bolourchi, MPhil, JD, Mellon Interdisciplinary Fellow at Columbia University




02/15/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Iranian Diaspora: The Paradoxes of Belonging
Kathryn Spellman, Aga Khan University and Columbia University
Abstract




03/10/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Nowrouz
Mahvash Amirmokri, Author




04/05/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
Conference of Birds (Manteq al-Tayr) by Farid-al-Din Attār
Sholeh Wolpe,




05/03/2017 Faculty House, Columbia University
5:30 PM
No Decline but Fall: The end of Sasanian Empire and the Transition to the Early Islamic Period
Khodadad Rezakhani,