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CEUS Colloquium Mohammad Gharipour “Pavilions in Persian Gardens: Context, Design, and Function”

On March 9th, the IAUNRC was privileged to have Dr. Mohammad Gharipour from Morgan State University give a talk on “Pavilions in Persian Gardens: Context, Design, and Function” as a part of the Spring 2015 CEUS Colloquium Series. Trained as an architect, Dr. Gharipour’s approach to the history of architecture is unique and pulls from multiple sources of analysis, including art and literature.

CEUS Colloquium Paul Losensky "Coherence and Cohesion in Two Ghazals by Sā’eb Tabrizi"

On February 2nd, 2015, Dr. Paul Losensky gave a presentation for the Central Eurasian Colloquium entitled “Coherence and Cohesion in Two Ghazals by Sā’eb Tabrizi.” The talk centered on the debate between two groups of scholars of ghazals, a form of poetry popular throughout the Islamic word that uses rhyming couplets and a repeating rhyme. The two groups, whom Losensky dubbed “atomizers” and “unifiers,” disagree about the unit of meaning for the ghazal.

"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" Film Screening

Saturday, January 31, 2015 - 9:30pm

"A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night" Directed By: Ana Lily Amirpour

Beyond the Sunni-Shiite Conflict: The Ottomans and the Safavids in the Early Modern Era

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 9:00am to 4:30pm

On the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Battle of Çaldıran/Chaldiran, we are convening a two-day workshop to be hosted by Indiana University, Bloomington, on October 24-25, 2014. Our aim is to explore the political, military, cultural, and religious tensions that defined the Ottoman-Safavid relationship from ca. 1500 onward.

Fall 2014 Graduate Student Brown Bag Talks

Graduate Student Brown Bag Talks

The Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone and Other Regional Treaties as Models for the Middle East

Dr. Anna Peczeli, a Visiting Fulbright Fellow and member of the Hungarian Foreign Affairs Institute, gave a lecture on April 4th, 2014, entitled “The Central Asian Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone and Other Regional Treaties as Models for the Middle East.”

Iranian Job Talk - Navid Fozi-Abivard

Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 6:00pm

Navid Fozi-Abivard

About the candidate:  Dr. Fozi-Abivard received his Ph.D in Anthropology from Boston University.  His dissertation title is: An Alternative Religious Space in Shi’a Iran: Socio-Cultural Imaginaries of Zoroastrians in Contemporary Tehran.  His current research interests are contemporary politics, ethnic and religious minorities, and emergent forms of nationalism and pluralism.    

Iranian Job Talk - Nazanin Shahrokni

Thursday, February 20, 2014 - 6:15pm

Nazanin Shahrokni

Dr. Shahrokni received her Ph.D in Sociology from University of California-Berkeley.  Her dissertation title is:  The State and the Paradox of Gender Segregation in Iran.  Her current research interests are Gender, Political Sociology, Urban Studies, Middle East and Islamic Studies, and Iranian Studies.

Job Talk:  For Women Only: Gender, Space and the Changing Face of the State in Iran

Date:  February 20th

Time:  6-7PM

Iranian Job Talk - Seema Golestaneh

Tuesday, February 18, 2014 - 6:00pm

Seema Golestaneh

Open Sounds, Hidden Spaces: Listening, Wandering, and Spatial Formation in Sufi Iran

Central Eurasian Studies Talk

Tuesday, February 18th, 6:00-7:00 pm

Walnut Room, IMU


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