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Stephan Popp

Dr.

Academic Profile

Employment:
02/2012-01/2015 employed as a research fellow at the Institute of Iranian Studies (IFI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, for the 3-year project “The chronicles of Shah Jahan”
10-11/2012 self-employed for the Institute of Iranian Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, within the scope of the project on “Modernisation of Persophone literatures”.
05/2010-04/2011 employed as a research fellow at the Institute of Iranian Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria, for doing research on Persian historiography in the South Indian Sultanate of Bijapur.
02-04/2010 employed as a scientific assistant at Bamberg University, Chair of Iranian Studies, for preparing a biographical database of important Iranian writers since the Islamic Revolution of 1979.
11/2006-10/2008 employed as a research fellow at Bamberg University, Chair of Iranian Studies, for the project: “The Vijayanagara Empire as seen by their adversaries, the Bahmani sultans”.

Education:
2003 Doctoral Degree. PhD dated 20 November, 2003. Thesis was published in July 2004.
Title of thesis: Muhammad Iqbal’s Romanticism of Power
1997-2003 Post-graduate studies at Bamberg University on Muhammad Iqbal’s Persian poetry.
Change of minor from Adult Education to Indology at Würzburg University
05/1997 Diploma in Oriental Studies
1990-1997 Oriental Studies (Major Persian, minors Arabic and Adult Education) at Bamberg University.
1990 Theology at Bamberg University

English CV available at http://www.oeaw.ac.at/iran/german/popp_cv_en.html.

Sample Publications

- Muḥammad Iqbāl’s Romanticism of Power, Wiesbaden (Reichert) 2004. - “A Deconstruction of ‘Zauq‑u Shauq’”, Interpretation of a famous Urdu poem by Muhammad Iqbal, in: Tanqeed, vol. 3-4, No. 1, 2008, Aligarh, India (Dept. of Urdu, Aligarh Muslim University) p. i – ix. - „Das Politikverständnis des Großwesirs Maḥmūd Gāvān (st. 1481)“, in: ZDMG 162-1/2012, Wiesbaden: Harassowitz, p. 95–125. - "The Rhetoric of Qazvini's History of Shah Jahan", in: ZDMG 165-2/2015, Wiesbaden: Harassowitz, 2015.

Current Position

Junior Researcher, Institute of Iranian Studies (IFI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria