The Latifeh Yarshater Book Award

The Latifeh Yarshater Award was instituted by the Persian Heritage Foundation to honor the memory of Latifeh Yarshater and her lifelong dedication to the improvement of Iranian women's human rights. The purpose of the award is to encourage scholarship in Iranian Studies focused on the condition of women in Persian speaking societies and to promote women's rights in these societies. Works published within two years prior to the next award at the Biennial August 2024 are eligible.

The award will be given to the awardee at the opening ceremony of the Biennial Conference in August 2024. The nomination forms on the AIS website will be available a month prior to the deadline.

Eligibility guidelines

Nominated work should cover one of the areas of women's studies related to Persian speaking societies and make a direct or indirect contribution to the improvement of the status of women in those societies. Works in English are the primary focus of the award. Persian, French, and German works are considered only exceptionally when there is unanimous agreement on their high merit.

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