Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Persian & Iranian Studies – Fall 2019 / Winter 2020 Schedule

Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Persian & Iranian Studies

 Department of Asian Studies

University of British Columbia

 FREE and open to the public!

 

Time & Place (unless otherwise indicated): 6:30 – 8:30 P.M.  || Room 120, C.K. Choi Building || 1855 West Mall || UBC|| V6T 1Z2 

About the Alireza Ahmadian Lecture in Persian and Iranian Studies: Alireza Ahmadian (1981 – 2019) was a devoted former student, supporter of UBC’s Asian Studies department, and beloved member of Vancouver’s Iranian community. UBC’s Asian Studies department has renamed this lecture series in his honour for the 2019/20 academic year.

 

Friday 13 Sept, 2019  (in Persian) Loneliness and  Struggle: Self-Narratives of Iranian Trans People’s Lives روایت  زندگی ترنس های ایرانی

Mahsa Rad, Ph.D. Candidate in Psychology, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran; Visiting International Research Student at UBC

 

Friday 27 Sept, 2019. (6:30 – 9:00 p.m.; UBC Robson Square: 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7)             

(in English) One Poet Among Many: Hafez and the Transregional Literary Networks of 14th-Century Iran

Dominic Parviz Brookshaw, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Persian Literature, University of Oxford

 

Friday 4 Oct, 2019 (6:00 – 8:00 p.m.; Asian Centre Auditorium: 1871 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2)

(in English) Zarathustra the Philosopher

Mr. Tooraj Khodabakhshi

  

Friday 11 Oct, 2019 (5:00 – 6:30 P.M.; Room 120, C.K. Choi Building: 1855 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2)

(in English) Imagining Time in India: Persian Chroniclers and their Interpreters

Shahzad Bashir, Ph.D., Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Humanities Professor of Religious Studies, Brown University

  

Friday 25 Oct, 2019 (6:30 – 8:30 P.M.; Room 120, C.K. Choi Building: 1855 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2)

(in Persian) Iranian Art After Islam: With a Look at Some Renowned Calligraphers

Farzan Kermani, Ph.D. in Design, IIT Bombay

هنر ایران پس از اسلام: با نگاهی به سرگذشت چند خوشنویس بلندآوازه

 

Friday 8 Nov, 2019 (6:30 – 8:30 P.M.; Room 120, C.K. Choi Building: 1855 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2)

(in English) Political Economy of Oil Despotism: The Case of Post-Revolutionary Iran

Morteza Asadi, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar at the School of International Studies, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, BC; former Assistant Professor of Economy at Kharazmi University, Tehran

 

Friday 29 Nov, 2019 (6:30 – 8:30 P.M.; Room 120, C.K. Choi Building: 1855 West Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2)

(in English) Civilizational Contacts between Ancient Iran and Europa during the Classical Era

Kaveh Farrokh, Ph.D., Professor of History & Academic Advisor for Analytica Iranica, Methodolgica Governance University, Paris, France

 

Friday 17 Jan, 2020 (6:30 – 8:30 P.M.; Location TBA)

(in English) Cinema and the City: Film and Urban Cosmopolitanism in Early 20th-Century Iran

Dr. Golbarg Rekabtalaei, Asistant Professor of History, Seton Hall University

 

Friday 31 Jan, 2020 (6:30 – 8:30 P.M.; Location TBA)

(in English) The Persian Influences on the Architecture of the Mugal Empire

Dr. Razieh Rahimi, Ph.D. in Architecture, Savitribai Phule Pune University, India

 

Friday 12 Feb, 2020 (6:30 – 8:30 P.M.; Location TBA)

(in English) Persian Munshi, Persian Jones: English Translations of Sa’di’s Gulistan from Late 18th to Mid-19th Centuries

Dr. Pegah Shahbaz, SSHRC Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Asian Studies, UBC

 

Friday 28 Feb, 2020 (6:30 – 8:30 P.M.; Location TBA)

(in English) The Wisdom of Love: Hafex, Goethe, and World Literature

Dr. Azadeh Yamini-Hamedani, Associate Professor of World Literature, Simon Fraser University

 

Friday 13 March Feb, 2020 (6:30 – 8:30 P.M.; Location TBA)

(in English) Ardeshir Khaze’ (1901 – 1987)” Articulation of an Iranian Ethnic Identity

Dr. Rastin Mehri, Lecturer, Language Training Institute, University of Simon Fraser

 

Friday 3 April, 2020 (6:30 – 8:30 P.M.; Location TBA)

(in English) Satiric Modernity: Iranians’ Self-Colonizing Affects and the Birth of Modern Persian Comedy, ca. 1871 – 1908

Dr. Mostafa Abedinifard, Assistant Professor Without Review of Persian Literary Culture and Civilization, Department of Asian Studies, UBC