Conference Program

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02:00 pm - 06:00 pm


08:45 am - 10:15 am

بررسی نام گذاری ایرانیان از سال 1340 تا 1392
Identifying Scribal Hands: A Few Notes on Christian Sogdian Manuscript Fragments Coming From Turfan
Meaning of (In)definiteness in Iranian Languages. Some Semantic and Grammatical Features.
Studies on Middle Iranian Onomastics in Greek Inscriptions of (Pre)-Christian Georgia
From the Sun of Tabriz to the Sun of the Soul: Reassessing Shams-i Tabrizi's Influence on Rumi Through an Esoteric Reinterpretation of the First Tale of the Masnavi.
Pardi-yi Asrār: Esoteric Veil of Mystery in Persian Literature
Ideology and Resistance in the Poetry of Naser-e Khosrow
Cultural Conceptualisations of Del ‘Heart/Stomach’ in Persian
From Tehran to Tehran; Nasrollah Entezam at the United Nations
WWII and the Allies’ Recreational Diplomacy and Performative Politics in Iran
The Conference and the City: The Local Context of the Tehran 1943 Diplomatic Meeting
“We are failing here”: American Medical Missionaries in Iran and the Second World War
The Making of a New Religious Movement in Iran: the Case of "Inter-Universal Mysticism” (‘Irfan-i Kayhani)
Ijtihad as Ethically Falsifiable: The New Jurisprudence of Abolqassem Fanaei
The Hikāyat of Modernity: Re-Periodizing Modern Iranian Literature
Ahrīman in Iran's Embrace: 'Alavī, Hidāyat and Romantic Nationalist Demonology
A Look at Contemporary Persian Novel Titles
ولایت نامه گونه ادبی خاص شیعی در قرن نهم
Forgotten Societies: Islamization of the Hinterland of Ghur, and its Post-Conversion Afterlives, c. 998-1245 CE
Interior Space Design and Proportioning in the Architecture of Iranian Dome Chambers of the Saljuq Period
Iranian Courts and the Tenth and Eleventh century Mobile Elite
Rival Empires with a Common Heritage: Interconnections in Early Modern Persianate Universal Histories
Making a Living in Reza Shah's Iran, 1940-41
Archaeology in the 1930s: Propagandistic and Business Interests Behind the Press Coverage of the Excavations in Persepolis
Fear and Hope, Tears and Laughter: Urban Popular Entertainment in the Early 1960s
Modernization and the Socialization of Alienated Youth in Pahlavi Iran
Fatwas and Centrifuges: The Iranian Nuclear Narrative
EU-Iran relations: From Dialogue to Nuclear Talks
In the Name of Drugs: Security, Morality and Contested (Dis)engagements in Iran’s Drug Diplomacy With the EU
The Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic: The View From the GCC States
The Perception of Heidegger's Philosophy as Non-Reductionist by Iranian 20th Century Intellectuals
Emotional Significance in 17th Century Indo-Iranian Philosophy
Epistemological Shifts and their Impacts on Iranian Feminist Thoughts
The Prophet Muhammad in the Works of the Early Falasifa up to Shihab al-Din Suhrawardi (d. 1191)

08:45 am - 10:30 am

About the Slave Trade and Abolitionism in Qajar Iran.
Photography of African Slavery in Modern Iran (1840s-1960s)
The Iranian Diaspora Trading Communities inthe Indian Ocean: A Reassessment of the Iranian Slave Trade in 19th century Qajar Iran

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

The Navab Regeneration Project and the Urban Ideal Détournement
Social Protection, Gender, and the Consumption Patterns of the Poor: The Role of NGOs in Poverty Reduction in Iran
تعبیر عرفانی دایره ی وجود: بررسی برخی تشابهات موجود پیرامون قوس صعود و نزول در گلشن راز شبستری و فصوص الحکم ابن عربی
Universalism and Conversion in ‘Attār’s Elahīnāmeh
درونمایه های شعر عرفانی فارسی در شعر سوررئالیست فرانسه: مکان در شعر مولانا و پل الوار
Dah-Namah: Love-Mysticism as a Floating Signifier
The Invisible Decade: Feminist Conversations, Contestations, and Coalition Building in 1940s Iran
A Convenient Scapegoat: Baha'is Amidst the People, the Clerics and the Government
Religious Publicity and its Impact on Iran’s Politics in 1940s
World War II and Religious Futurality in Iran
A Creative, Egalitarian Future is Already Here: On the Rising Intellectuals of the Iranian Left
Marxist Theory and the Iranian Left's Praxis
The Left and Use of Violence
Gender, Intersectionality and Social Justice in Iran
The Iranian Left in Diaspora
The Muslim Left: Social Justice and Spirituality?
'Oil Fiction' in Iranian Literary Modernity
Comparison as a Method of Literary Reappraisal in 19th Century Iranian and Ottoman Literary Criticism
“The Influence of the 1960s Literary Miscellanea on the Trend of Modernism in Iranian Fictions”
The Photograph-Albums of the Golestan Palace - A Window on to the Social History of Iran during the Qajar Era
Invisible History: Photography as Sights of Modernity
Moving Beyond Resistance: Women’s Multi-Generational Narratives of Body and Sexuality in Tehran
Iranian Women's Social Movement Through Social Media: Focusing on a Facebook Page "My Stealthy Freedom"
Women’s Paradoxical Advancement in Post-Revolutionary Iran
Pills and Pens: The Impact of Rural Family Planning on Literacy of Rural Women in Iran
The State of Persian Instruction in Southern California
Persian Language Instruction in the US
The Current State of Persian Instruction at Colleges and Universities
Statues of Teaching Persian
Current Issues and Problems in the Persian Language Pedagogy
Current Problems of the Teachers of Persian
Iranian Studies at UCLA
Persian Instruction: A Double Perspective
Current State and Challenges of Persian Instruction in Canada
Mīr Ḥusayn Maybudī’s Thoughts Between Philosophy and Sufism
Twelver Shīʿī Reception of Arabic Bible Translations in Safavid Persia
Inspiration and Aspiration: Oscillating Between the Past and Future in the Formulaic Epistles of Qazi Mir Husain Maybudi
Shaping Perceptions: Social Media and Public Diplomacy in Iran
Instagram Iran: Digital Photography, Social Change and Politics Under the Islamic Republic
Frenemies: Social Media and Iran-US Relations
Balatarin: Gatekeepers and the Politics of a Persian Social Media Site

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Iran and Oil

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Do the Gāthās Describe a Ritual Course?
Dahmā Āfriti, a Zoroastrian Prayer-Deity
The Influence of the Zoroastrian Doctrine in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick
Iranian Publishers Abroad and Online: The Circulation of Iranian Texts Around the World
Omar Khayyam as a Frame Story
The Question of Armenian Identity in Zoya Pirzad’s "The Day Before Easter"
What Happened to Iran’s National Economy During the 1940s?
The Power of Family Capitalism During the Pahlavi Period, 1940s-1970s
Molding Iranian Railway Workers in the 1940s
Western Europe and the Iranian Revolution of 1979: Political, Strategic, and Energy Aspects
Between Washington and Tehran: Turkey Engages the Iranian Revolution, 1978-1982
Iran and the Soviet Union during the First Decade of the Islamic Revolution: Beyond Ideological Hostility?
The Making of a Modern Iranian Artist: Hoseyn Taherzadeh Behzad and the Illustrated Constitutional Era Press
Anjomans, the Press, and Political Activism in Early Twentieth Century Iran
Taqizadeh: Constitutionalist, Babi or Revolutionary?
Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda and the Project of Religious Reform
Safavid Ceramic Tombstones: Reconstruction of Funerary Practice in 17th Century Iran
The Mechanical Clock of Kashan in the Safavid Period
Mahan Carpet Fragments: Patronage and Aesthetic Connections with the Shrine of Shah Ne‘matollah Wali
Inbāṭ al-Miyāh al-Khafīya: An Early Work on Hydrology
Unveiling the Re-Veiled through Literary Imitation: A Selection of Poems Attributed to Ṭāhere Qorrat al-'Ayn
Tahirih in East and West
“God Has Made Love His Religion”: Some Introductory Notes on the Prose Works of Tahirih
Women and the Religious World of Nineteenth Century Qazvin
A Sectarian Mushaf at the University of Michigan Library
A Genealogical Examination of the Manuscripts of Saʻdī’s Kullīyāt
The Case of the Missing Holograph and Amir Khusraw’s Vasat al-Hayat: An Eclectic Approach as a Means of Establishing Authorial Intent
Popularity and Readership in the Manuscript Age – A Chronicle and its Way Through the Centuries
Women Rights and a Movement Without Revolution
The 2009 Green Movement and the 1979 Iranian Revolution: A Comparative Perspective
How Does the Green Movement Measure Up When Compared to the Arab Spring Movements?
Reflections on the Leadership and Organizational Issues in the Green Movement
On the Sociological Nature of the Green Movement: A New Social Movement?

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Gender and Urban Claim in Tehran. The Women's Demands in a Moving Metropolis.
Reclaiming the City: Towards the Rights-Based Environmental Activism
Historical Heritage and Gentrifying Actors in Contested Site of the Kaboud Mosque in Tabriz
Spatiality of Discontent in Tehran's 'Revolution Street', Two Historical Snapshots

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Māh ī Frawardīn Rōz ī Hordād: Alternative Insights to Ancient Myths
Inherited Lexicon and Poetical Collocations in the Avesta and Veda
Kinds of Heresy and the Heresiarch According to Avesta and Middle Persian Zoroastrian Texts
Rethinking Structure and Agency in Democratization: Iran after the Green Movement
A Glance into the Future: Actual and Possible Co- and Cross-Articulations of Social Justice and Democracy in Iran
Public Religiosity and the Struggle for Socio-Economic Justice: A Theology for Mobilizing the Poor?
The Virtual as the New Social? Iranian Women’s Online Activism
Female Martyrs in Esmāʻil Fasih’s Fictional Works
Mystical Love in the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)
Landscape and the Imaginary Mind in the Poetics of Iran-Iraq War
Women in the Radical Leftist Organizations in Iran and Turkey during the 1970s
ترجمه از زبان ترکی عثمانی به فارسی در دورة ناصری
Peaceful on the Surface, Conflictive Inside: Struggle for Reclaiming the Neighbourhood in Tehran and Istanbul
Whose Dreams of Nationhood? Iranians and Turkish Television Dramas
The Revolution and the Defloration: Mirzade Eshghi's "Three Portraits of Maryam"
بررسی نقش کارگزاری امور خارجه در تحولات کردستان
فرمان هاي آقا محمد خان قاجار- وجوه مشترك و متمايز آن با ديگر فرمان هاي دوره قاجار
The Perils of Nostalgia and Return: Diasporic Journalists in Iran
Corporeality in the Lives of Female Awliya': From Sulami to Jami
Paradigms of Modern Literary Canonisation: Forugh Farrokhzad through the Lens of her Poetic Successors
Murals and the Media: Tourism, Voyeurism, and the Media Ecologies of Tehran’s Mural Arts
Tehran's Chattering Walls : An Everyday Reading of the Wall Writings and Murals of Post-Revolutionary Tehran
Critical Remarks in Early Modern Tazkiras: Literary Criticism, Intertextual Dialogue, or a Mere Question of Taste?
Reflections of the Persian ‘Canon’ in Tazkirahs of Poets
From Poet to King, to King of Poets: Responses to a Panegyric Ghazal by Hāfez
The Visual Aesthetics of the Persian Qaṣīda in Anthologies Produced for Iskandar b. ʿUmar Shaykh
Defining a Modern Persianate Self: The Indian Friend as Ethical Interlocutor in the late 19th-century
From India to Persia – Parsi Development Aid and the Rise of Persia’s Zoroastrian Community (1853-1925)
Indian Scholars in the Pahlavi Shah’s Court: The Impact of Urdu Scholarship on Iranian Literary Historiography
An Elephant as an Order: Shah Jahan's Awards and the Careers of his Officers
Pictorial Shifts and Problematics of Defining Iranian Modernist Art (from the Qajar Period to the Pahlavi Era)
تطبیق سبکشناسی سه نگاره از نسخۀ خطی هزار و یک شب با سه تصویر چاپ سنگی رموز حمزه به منظور شناسایی یکی از نقاشان نسخۀ خطی هزار و یک شب
Revolutionary Ideas in Motion: “Little Age of Revolutions” and Print Across Frontiers

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Opening and award ceremony

08:45 am - 10:15 am

In the Cold, Quiet Dream of Phoenixes: Temporality and The Annihilation of the Absolute Subject in Furūgh Farrukhzād's Poetry
Linguistic Realism or Literary ‘Modernity’? The Ontology of the Poetic from Sohravardî to Ṣâ’eb

08:45 am - 10:15 am

Ethical Discussions on Premarital / Prenatal Diagnosis: Case Studies of the Thalassemia Prevention Programme in Iran
In the Name of Drugs: Security, Morality and Contested (Dis)engagements in Iran’s Drug Diplomacy with the EU
Pills and Pens: The Impact of Rural Family Planning on Literacy of Rural Women in Iran
Senses of Love in Nezami Ganjavi’s Romantic Epics
Toward a Poetics of Synethesia and a Tasteful Aesthetics: Gustatory and Tactile Imagery, Visual Poetics, and the Iconography of Musical Performance
Bitter Conflict: Warfare and Sensory Overload in the Poetry of Simin Behbahani
Scent of the Acacia: Sensory Protagonists of Parviz Davai’s Fiction
Multicolored Image of Tehran in ‘Underground Rap Music’
Tehran or Farangistan: Visions of a Cosmopolitan City in the Early Twentieth Century
The Making of Cosmopolitan Tehran During WWII
Virtual Cosmopolitans: Digital Dimensions of Urban Life Going On(line) in Tehran
Between Soviet Scylla and British Charybdis: The Untold Story of the Abdication of Reza Shah
Brothers Willock Against Brothers MacDonald and Sisters Campbell
The Secret War in Iranian Kurdistan: Soviet Intelligence Against the Abwehr and SD
Slick Intrigues: The British, the Tudeh Party and the 1946 Khuzistan Strikes
The Impact of Legal and Political Shift Crisis on the Socio-Economic Structure of the ZayandeRud Valley
The Challenged History of Urbanization of Water in Tehran
Commodification of Nature in “the North”: Historical Mechanisms and Socio-economic Implications
Fueling the Hydro-dream: Political Economy of Large Dams in Iran
The Persian Poetics of Creation (From Medieval to Modern Times)
Under the Banner of Iran: The Derafsh-e Kāveyān as a Changing Emblem of Iranian Identity from the Sāsānian Era to the Present
On the Edge of Empire: Governing the Caucasus in Early Qajar Iran
The Mi'rat al-Buldan Project: Geographical Knowledge and Networks of Power in Qajar Iran
Religious Minorities in the Islamic Republic and the ‘Right to have Rights’
The Cyrus Cylinder and the Rights Question
Suspicion, Mistrust and Misrepresentation: Armenia and Iran in Late Antiquity
Minorities in Qajar Iran: A View from Within and Without
Juggling Resources. Within Group Relations and Social Mobility Among Iranian Migrants in Hamburg
Generating a New Cultural Politics: An Ethnography of Second-Generation Iranian Americans in Los Angeles
Properties of Aspiration and Persons in Exile: Middle Class Iranians in Dubai
Emergent Pluralism in a Fragmented and Polarized Diaspora: Politics of Iranian Diasporic Identity Formation in Malaysia

08:45 am - 12:00 pm

The Impossibility of Fardid's Venture for Philosophical Explanation of Our Historical Situation
Fardid of All Seasons: Shades and Shadows
The Fabulous Life and Thought of Ahmad Fardid
Fardid and Avant-Garde Art in Post-Revolutionary Iran
Fardid and the Politics of Intellectual History in Iran

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Al-Hira: An Arab Late Antique Metropolis in Sasanian Iraq
East LA: Margin and Center in Late Antiquity Studies and the New Irano-Talmudica
The Revolt of Qatari b. al-Fuja’a (d. 79/698) and the Kharijite Revolts of Early Islamic Iran: Social Change between Late Antiquity and Early Islam
How the Sasanians Saw the Late Antique World: A Persianate View of the Interconnectedness of Eurasia
Elite Folktales: An Exquisite Sixteenth-Century Illustrated Kitāb-i Dāstān in the Ouseley Collection of the Bodleian Libraries
The Biography and Wisdom of Buzurgmihr in Qazvīnī’s Tārīkh-i Guzīdeh
The Turkish Translations of Qābūsnāmeh in Anatolia
Political Ethics in Sufi Poetry: Sanā’ī’s Ḥadīqat al-ḥaqīqah wa sharī‘at al-ṭarīqah as An Early Politico-Ethical Advice Manual
Ghostly Streets of Tehran: The Visual Culture of the Contemporary Iranian Everyday Street
Emotion and Commotion in the Representations of Urban Apocalypse of Tehran. A Study of Emotional Geographies in two Contemporary Novels
Open Source Representations of a Dystopic Tehran
From Tehrân-e Makhuf to Jangal-e Âsfâlt: Fear and Loathing in the Capital
Carpetbagger, Russian Spy or Simply Pursuing His Own Agenda? ‘Bloody Shapshal’ at the Qajar Court
Who are you, Haji-Murat Muguev?
Multiple Identities: Female Agents in Iran in the 1930s and 40s
Gevork Vartanian and Tehran-43: What do we know about the legendary Soviet spy?
Queen of the Caucasus - Parikhan Khanum I and Her Three Husbands
Between Turkic and Persian: Sadiqi Beg and Literary Practices in Safavid Iran
The Importance and Necessity of Investigating the Ekhvani Documents in Understanding Historical Events of Safavid Era
Building Existence: Redefining Realities in Safavid Persia
On the Edge: Eastern Khurasan in the Perception of Qajar Officials
Taking Stock of the Turkmens: The Many Forms of Khivan Sovereignty
Thinking Along the Pathways or How to Write Khorezm into Modernity
Jews in Official Biographies of Shiite Clerics in Iran
Making the Others Invisible: The IRI and its Undesirable Minorities
Iran and its Turkish Question
Greek Exiles in the Achaemenid Empire: A Case of Divided Loyalities?
Reading Outside the Lines: Literary Exchanges between Iran and India in the 19th Century
Reveil de l’Iran: Freemasonry and Artistic Revivalism from Parsi Bombay to Qajar Tehran
The Iranian Migrant Poor, Teahouses, and Urban Culture in Bombay, 1870-1920
"Sword of Freedom": Abdulrahman Saif Azad and Interwar Iranian Nationalism
The Hikāyat of Modernity: Re-Periodizing Modern Iranian Literature
Racialized Modernity and the Anthropology of Winds: Nasser Taghvai’s Bad-e Jinn
Translation and Cultural Regeneration
Affective Narrativization and Modern Forms of Charity: Literature on the Red-light District of Tehran (1920s-1970s)

12:10 pm - 02:00 pm

Vienna Nuclear Talks: 1 Year Later

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Religious Innovation in the Iranian Diaspora in Northern California
The Migratory Dynamics of the Iranian Diaspora Since the 1979 Revolution
The Impact and Relevance of the Iranian Diaspora in Europe
The Iranian Community in Azerbaijan: An Historical Perspective and New Steps in Its Formation
Performing Kingship: Structure, Function, and Presentification in the Injuid and Muzaffarid Qasida
Built to Last: Amir Khusraw Dehlavi's Praise for Delhi and Its Monuments
'Tabriz, the Soul of the World, Overshadows all Maraghes’: Salmān Sāveji and the Revival of the Qaside Under the Jalāyerids
The Palace as Locus and Emanation of Royal Virtue in the Sāqi-nāma of Ẓuhūrī Turshīzī
Persian Psycholinguistics
Specific Features of the Persian Syntax : The Ezāfe Construction, Differential Object Marking, Complex Predicates
Persian as a Heritage Language
Between Syntax, Phraseology and Word Formation
Constructional Approach to Old Persian Argument Structure
The Strategy of the List in the Textual Organization of the Royal Achaemenid Inscriptions (together with Ela Filippone, Tuscia University)
Information and Knowledge – A Way of Understanding Iran: Austrian Residence Reports
US Perceptions of the Communist Threat in Iran, 1941-1954
Heterosexualizing Tehran
Women’s Experiences of Public Spaces in Tehran, A Generational Perspective
Inside Out: Locating the Golestan Harem in the City Center During Nasser al-Din Shah’s Reign
Women Versus Cities: the Masculinity of Urban Space in Traditional and Modern Iran
Plateaus of Morality: Sex-Work in Tehran, 1921-1979
The Problem of Falsity in Mullā Ṣadrā’s Theory of Knowledge
The Power of Synthetic Discourse: Epistemology and Authority in Mullā Ṣadrā’s Philosophy
Philosophy as Religion: Mullā Ṣadrā on the Concept of Dīn
Women's Labor & Modernization: A Historical Overview
Living and Working in Times of War: Iranian Oil Workers in the 1980s
Labour Force Formation and Labour Relations at Sarchashmeh Copper Mine in Iran, 1966-1979
Iranian Craft Industries in the Age of Factorization: Large-Scale Industrialization and Small-Scale Industries in Isfahan during the 1930s
Chronicle of a Strike Foretold, Abadan 1946: A Critique of Historiography from Above
The Face Game: Moral Capital in Contemporary Iran
Governing Place of Refuge: A Boulevard Around the Shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad-Iran (1912-1935)
The Transformation of Social Life and Public Spaces in Tehran, 1850 to 1950
Legal Situation of the Iranians in the Ottoman Empire within the Context of Nasir al-Din Shah’s Istanbul Visit (1873)
The Notion of Frontier in Ottoman-Iranian Relations
Safavid Iran and the “Turkish Question,” or How to Avoid a War on Two Fronts
Azerbaijan Between Two Empires: Ottoman Administration of a Borderland Province
Brushwork in Persianate Painting of Fifteenth Century: Its Relation to China
Banāʾī's Shaybānīnāma: A Post-Timurid Source
Persian Ghazals in White Sheep Tabriz: The Amatory Poetry of Two Āq Qoyūnlū Statesmen from Sāva

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Indian Motifs in the Works of Hedayat
India--Reflected and Refracted--in Hedayat's The Blind Owl
Reception of Sadegh Hedayat in India
Hedayat in Harmony with the Savants of Indo Persian Literature
Framing of War: State, Gender, Ideology and the Archive of Iran-Iraq War
Women in the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)
A Stone on the Grave of Patriarchy/سنگی بر گور مرد/پدرسالاری
Shooting the Isolation and Marginality of Masculinities in Iran
Natural Inequality of Men: The Idea and its Implication in Perso-Islamic Thought
Uneven Reception of Analytic Philosophy in Iran
Introducing Critical Rationalism to the Iranian Public: An Account of a Personal Intellectual Journey
Apologetic Comparision and Alternative Designs. Methodological Considerations on Contemporary Philosophical Discourse in Iran
"Reception of Continental Philosophy in Iran"
Kurdish Peasantry and Persian Sepah-e Danesh Unrest in West Azerbaijan
From Agriculture to Urban Real Estate: A 21st Century Perspective on the 1962 Aliabad Land Reform
The Early Years of the Peace Corps in Iran (1962-64): A Volunteer's Perspective
“The Peace Corps in Iran: A Case Study of US-Iran Relations in the 1960s”
Breaking a Metanarrative in Mithraic Studies: A Transmission From Colonial to Post-Colonial Approaches
The Politics of Identification and Alternative Forms of Self-Other Relations: The Travelogue of Muhammad Ibrahim and His Journey to Siam in the 17th Century
ذبیح بهروز و ضد شرق‌شناسی
Simantov Melamed, The Judeo Persian Writer and Poet
Urban Transformation and Modernization of Tehran After the Islamic Revolution
Tehran Modern Middle-Class Housing Morphology and International Inspirations
Halal and Religious Tourism Development in Mashhad, Iran
Perfecting Life in the Islamic Republic: Tourism and the Construction of New Resorts and ‎Gated Communities in the Caspian Region
Tabriz During the First World War
The Russian Trading Settlement at Astarabad (1781-1782) and Early Qajar Interaction with the Caspian Trade
In the Search of the Lost Kingdom: Activities of Georgian Princes During 1804-1813 Russo-Persian War
The Russian Surveys of 1819, 1820, and 1828-1832 as Primary Sources for the Demography and Economy of the Iranian Khanates of Shirvan, Sheki, and Nakhichevan in the Last Years of Qajar Rule
Muraqqa‘-i 1633: A Case Study of Text and Image Relationship in Safavid Paintings
Visualizing the Imagined Past: Three Late-Safavid Illustrated Histories of Shah Isma’il

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Reception for Homa Katouzian

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Reception hosted by the City of Vienna

08:45 am - 10:15 am

When the Levee Breaks: Overflowing Shushtar’s Boundaries in the Writings of the Nuri Sayyid Family, 1678 to 1831 C.E.
Returning Persia to the Persian Gulf: Iran's South and the Persian Gulf Slave Trade in the 19th and 20th Centuries
The Role of Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union in the Iranian Famine of the First World War I
From Russia with Tea: The Journey of the Russian Samovar into the Iranian Tea-Drinking Culture & National Identity

08:45 am - 10:15 am

Amir Khosrow the Father of Indo-Persian literature
Poet Begets Poet: Ghalib and Iqbal A Case in Point
Reception of Hafez in the Works of Azad
Capital Punishment in Indo-Islamic Advice Literature: Ideas and Practice
Rustam and Sohrab and Sohrab and Rustam: A Comparative Study
Military Technology and the Iran-Iraq War: Internalizing Iranian Victimhood
Digitalized Martyrs: Online Commemoration of the "Imposed War"
Life After Death: FilmFarsi and Technological Revitalization
The “Persians” of Iraq: Exile and Diaspora in the Iran-Iraq War
Breaking Open the Seal: Saʿd al-Din Hamuye's Messianism and the Endtime
Resurrection Within Resurrection: A Multi-Layered Narrative Of Qiyāma among Nizārī Ismailis
Neighbours in Reality, Neighbours in Eschatology - Ethnic Groups and Their Representations in the Dīwān‐i Qā’imiyyāt
Spiritual Apocalypse: The Qa’im al-Qiyama in the Thought of Nasir-i Khusraw
End of the Time and Mystical Experience: Eschatology and the Hidden Imām in Early Modern Shiʿi Sufi Exegesis
Reform, Delusion and Dissent: The Life and Times of Ayandegan, 1967-1979
Shahrokh Meskoob and the Predicaments of Intellectuals in Politics
Microphones, Studios, and Soundtracks: The Coming of Sound to Iranian Cinema
Sohrab Shahid Saless - An Iranian Filmmaker in Berlin
The Notion of ‘Trans/National’ in Iranian Cinema
Mongol Invasion and Collective Memory in Central Europe - The Chasuble of Saint Hedwig in Hall (Tirol)
Parallel Odysseys of Ernst Herzfeld and Ernst Diez
Katharina Otto-Dorn and Her View on Persian (Seljuk) Art in Anatolia and Persia
Arthur Upham Pope and Persian Art in Interwar Central Europe
Genealogy of a New Identity of Iranian Women in Late Qajar Era
Working for the Home and the World: Towards a Re-Evaluation of Gender, Labour, and Culture in Nineteenth Century Iran
Women’s Havens in the Patriarchal Landscape: The Feminine Social Life in the 19th Century Tehran

08:45 am - 10:15 pm

The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Processes for Promoting Shia Islam in Latin America
From the Human Reading of Religion to the Prophetic Reading of the World: Mohammad Mojtahed Shabestari’s Hermeneutic Turn
Religious Reformists in Iran From a Theoretical View
Khomeini and Muhammad Shirazi (1928-2001): From Velāyat-e Faqīh to Shawrā-ye Foqahā’
Iranian Shiʻi Responses to the Salafi-Jihadi Challenge: From Rapprochement to Takfir
The Idea of 'A Return to Self' in Post-Coup Iran: A Fresh Look.
Rewriting the History of Sociological Imagination in Iran
Reflections on Two Revolutions: The Constitutional Revolution of 1906 Versus the Revolution of 1979
Seyyed Hasan Taghizadeh’s Role in the Process of Modernization of Iran

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Pulling the “Open Door” With Two Hands: American Oil Companies, the Iranian Oil Concession and the 1946 Azerbaijani Crisis
The Mahabad Republic: Soviet Puppet or the Result of a Genuine National Movement?
Cosmopolitan Nationalism and the Tudeh Party during the 1946 Khuzestan General Strike
Perfidious Albion? Britain, the United States and Triangular Diplomacy with the Qavam Government in Iran, 1946-47
Late Eighteenth Century Persian Language Education and the Pull of the Vernacular
Adaptation of Indian Mysticism in Persian Sufi Text of Rushd-Nāma of ‘Abd al-Quddūs Gāngohī (d. 1537)
Persianization of Indic Narratives
The Persian Translation of Varāhamihira’s Bṛhat Saṁhita
The Liminal Figure of the Angel in the National Imagination of Early 1900s in Iran
Rewriting the Past: Exploring Innovations in Postmodern Persian Poetry
Reframing the Religious in the Iranian Enlightenment Period
The Death of Cyrus the Great
The Impact of the Oil Industry on Changing of the Subaltern Social Life in Southern Iranian Oil Fields.
Beyond Sovereignty: The Iran-Saudi Arabia Cold War in the Middle East
Translation at the Confluence of Two Worlds: The Realignment of Islamic and Hindu Monotheisms in Dārā Shokūh’s Majmaʿ ol-Baḥrayn
Ordinary Renditions: Iranian Prison Memoirs in the Global Market
History and Politics in Translation: Mirza Saleh Shirazi’s Safarnameh
Forging a Rhetoric of Poetic Untranslatability: The Case of Shafi‘ī-Kadkani and His Hafiz
An Integrated Group of Strangers Called Gorbat
Capital at the Margins: Logics of Investment Across Iran's Private and Semi-Public Sectors
Dirty money” is Not Harâm
The Medical Republic of Iran: Pathology, Crisis and the Management of the Margins
Off-White: Iranian-Americans and Race from 1950-present
Racialized Modernity and the Anthropology of Winds: Nasser Taghvai’s Bad-e Jinn
Seen and Unseen: Depictions of Africans in Qajar Art and Visual Culture
White, Black, and Iranians in Between: The Racial Language of Difference, 1872-1941
Developing Online Resources for Persian Language Learners, Challenges and Solutions
Teaching Persian to Both Heritage and Foreign Language Learners
The Contributions of Corpus-Linguistics to Persian Language Curriculum Development
Rhetorical Patterns in Persian Professioanl Communications and Business Letters: Implications for Teaching Persian Writing and Intercultural Communication
Grammatical Errors in Persian by Korean Learners
Mirzā ʿAli-Qoli Khoʾi The Master Illustrator of Lithographed Books in the Qajar Period
Changing Times and the Time for Change: The Influence and Contribution of Mirzā ʿAli-Qoli Khoʾi to Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art
“Irregular” Illustrations: Mirzā ʿAli-Qoli Khoʾi’s Visual Representation of Saʿdi’s Poems
Mirzā ʿAli-Qoli Khoʾi’s Illustrations to Jouhari’s Ṭufān al-bokā and Other Books of the “Rowże-Khāni” Genre
Beyond the Shari'a: "White Marriages" in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Danish Pastry or Gole Mohammadi? Effects of State Policies on Hamlet Performances in Iran
A Relational Understanding of Gendered Beauty in Early Qajar Painting
Female Artistic Patronage in Pre-Modern Iran

12:10 pm - 02:00 pm

Women’s Studies in Iran’s Universities: A Display of the Paradox of Islamic Republic
Human Science, Critical Thought, and Iran
The Meaning and Trajectory of Islamization of the Humanities in Iran
On Fortunate and Unfortunate Aspects of Social Sciences and Humanities in Iran
Some First-Hand Experiences and Observations on Challenges Facing Social Sciences in Iran
Is Islamic Science Possible?

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

General Meeting of The Association for Iranian Studies

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Closing reception