Modernizing the Persian Masterpiece, Shahnameh

Wednesday January 16, 2019
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Robert H. Lee Alumni Centre
6163 University Blvd, Vancouver

Modernizing the Persian Masterpiece, Shahnameh

سلسله سخنرانی‌های ایران‌شناسی و فارسی‌پژوهی علیرضا احمدیان

نوین‌سازی شاهکار ایرانی، شاهنامه

در این سخنرانی، حمید رحمانیان، هنرمند و دریافت‌کنندهٔ بورس جان گوگنهایم در سال ۲۰۱۴، از تلاش‌های خود برای ارائهٔ شاهنامهٔ فردوسی در قالب‌های هنری جدید، شامل کتاب تصویری، کتاب صوتی، کتاب پاپ‌آپ و همچنین تئاتر سایه می‌گوید.

Hamid Rahmanian is a 2014 John Guggenheim Fellow. He is the artist behind Shahnameh: Epic of the Persian Kings, an illustrated translation of the 10th Century epic poem by Ferdowsi. Following the publication of the best selling 600-page art book, Mr. Rahmanian has continued to adapt Shahnameh into new forms: an audio-book, a pop-up book, and most recently, a shadow theatre production.


About the Alireza Ahmadian Lectures in Iranian and Persianate Studies: Alireza Ahmadian (1981 – 2019) was an enthusiastic researcher, a consummate socio-political analyst, and an opinion leader on foreign policy who nurtured the virtues of diplomatic dialogue and liberal democracy. Alireza was a proud and devoted UBC alumnus, supporter of UBC’s Department of Asian Studies, and beloved member of Canadian-Iranian Community. The department renamed this lecture series in his honour in 2019. Alireza’s friends in the community have provided funding to support this series, and this generous gift will see these important academic and community engagement events supported through to the end of the 2025/2026 academic year. Read More …
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