Conference Program

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Tuesday, August 02, 2016

02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

University of Vienna, main building, 1st floor, Garderobe 1 02:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Wednesday, August 03, 2016

08:45 am - 10:15 am

Weinzierl 08:45 am - 10:15 am
chairFiroozeh Qandehari,
Helen Giunashvili , Giorgi Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies - Ilia State University
Studies on Middle Iranian Onomastics in Greek Inscriptions of (Pre)-Christian Georgia
Mohsen Roudmajani , Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
بررسی نام گذاری ایرانیان از سال 1340 تا 1392
Chiara Barbati , Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Identifying Scribal Hands: A Few Notes on Christian Sogdian Manuscript Fragments Coming From Turfan
Ketevan Gadilia , Russian State University of Humanities
Meaning of (In)definiteness in Iranian Languages. Some Semantic and Grammatical Features.
Room 26 08:45 am - 10:15 am
chairLaila Rahimi Bahmany,
Farzad Sharifian , Monash University
Cultural Conceptualisations of Del ‘Heart/Stomach’ in Persian
Abolfazl Moshiri , University of Toronto
From the Sun of Tabriz to the Sun of the Soul: Reassessing Shams-i Tabrizi's Influence on Rumi Through an Esoteric Reinterpretation of the First Tale of the Masnavi.
Leila Rahimi Bahmany , Freie Universität Berlin
Pardi-yi Asrār: Esoteric Veil of Mystery in Persian Literature
Salour Evaz Malayeri , University of St Andrews
Ideology and Resistance in the Poetry of Naser-e Khosrow
Room 32 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorMohamad Tavakoli-Targhi, University of Toronto
chairVictoria Tahmasebi-Birgani,
discussantLior Sternfeld, Penn State University
Lydia Wytenbroek , York University
“We are failing here”: American Medical Missionaries in Iran and the Second World War
Sabrina Guerrieri , University of Toronto
From Tehran to Tehran; Nasrollah Entezam at the United Nations
Ida Meftahi , University of Maryland
WWII and the Allies’ Recreational Diplomacy and Performative Politics in Iran
Jennifer Jenkins , University of Toronto
The Conference and the City: The Local Context of the Tehran 1943 Diplomatic Meeting
Room 7 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorBanafsheh Madaninejad, Southwestern University
Banafsheh Madaninejad , Southwestern University
Ijtihad as Ethically Falsifiable: The New Jurisprudence of Abolqassem Fanaei
Ata Anzali , Middlebury College
The Making of a New Religious Movement in Iran: the Case of "Inter-Universal Mysticism” (‘Irfan-i Kayhani)
Room 30 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorArshavez Mozafari, University of Toronto
chairSaharnaz Samaeinejad,
IMAD KHALAF , Independent Scholar
A Look at Contemporary Persian Novel Titles
Hamid Razaei Yazdi , University of Toronto
The Hikāyat of Modernity: Re-Periodizing Modern Iranian Literature
Arshavez Mozafari , University of Toronto
Ahrīman in Iran's Embrace: 'Alavī, Hidāyat and Romantic Nationalist Demonology
Elise Richter Hall 08:45 am - 10:15 am
chairMaryam Kamali,
Sholeh Quinn , University of California, Merced
Rival Empires with a Common Heritage: Interconnections in Early Modern Persianate Universal Histories
Hamzeh Kaffash , Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
ولایت نامه گونه ادبی خاص شیعی در قرن نهم
Jawan Shir Rasikh , University of Pennsylvania
Forgotten Societies: Islamization of the Hinterland of Ghur, and its Post-Conversion Afterlives, c. 998-1245 CE
Lorenz Korn , University of Bamberg
Interior Space Design and Proportioning in the Architecture of Iranian Dome Chambers of the Saljuq Period
Rachel Howes , California State University, Northridge
Iranian Courts and the Tenth and Eleventh century Mobile Elite
Room 23 08:45 am - 10:15 am
chairRoham Alvandi,
discussantRoham Alvandi, London School of Economics
Pedram Partovi , American University
Modernization and the Socialization of Alienated Youth in Pahlavi Iran
Roman Siebertz , Bonn Univerisity
Making a Living in Reza Shah's Iran, 1940-41
Bianca Devos , University of Marburg
Archaeology in the 1930s: Propagandistic and Business Interests Behind the Press Coverage of the Excavations in Persepolis
G J Breyley , Monash University
Fear and Hope, Tears and Laughter: Urban Popular Entertainment in the Early 1960s
Room 33 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenor / discussantRouzbeh Parsi, Dept. of History, Lund University
Dina Esfandiary , King's College
The Foreign Policy of the Islamic Republic: The View From the GCC States
Ariane Tabatabai , Georgetown University
Fatwas and Centrifuges: The Iranian Nuclear Narrative
Aniseh Bassiri Tabrizi , King's College
EU-Iran relations: From Dialogue to Nuclear Talks
Janne Bjerre Christensen , Danish Institute for International Studies
In the Name of Drugs: Security, Morality and Contested (Dis)engagements in Iran’s Drug Diplomacy With the EU
Room 27 08:45 am - 10:15 am
chairSajjad Rizvi,
discussantSajjad Rizvi, University of Exeter
Seyed Hossein Hosseini-Nassab , University of Toronto
The Prophet Muhammad in the Works of the Early Falasifa up to Shihab al-Din Suhrawardi (d. 1191)
Urs Gösken , University of Bern
The Perception of Heidegger's Philosophy as Non-Reductionist by Iranian 20th Century Intellectuals
Hunter Bandy , Duke University
Emotional Significance in 17th Century Indo-Iranian Philosophy
Sharare Shahrokhi , Contra Costa College
Epistemological Shifts and their Impacts on Iranian Feminist Thoughts

08:45 am - 10:30 am

Room 31 08:45 am - 10:30 am
convenorPedram Khosronejad, Oklahoma State University
chairThomas Ricks,
Thomas Ricks , Independent Scholar
The Iranian Diaspora Trading Communities inthe Indian Ocean: A Reassessment of the Iranian Slave Trade in 19th century Qajar Iran
Heidi Walcher , LMU Munich (University of Munich)
About the Slave Trade and Abolitionism in Qajar Iran.
Pedram Khosronejad , Oklahoma State University
Photography of African Slavery in Modern Iran (1840s-1960s)

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Room 33 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
chairHadi Salehi Esfahani,
Hadi Salehi Esfahani , University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Social Protection, Gender, and the Consumption Patterns of the Poor: The Role of NGOs in Poverty Reduction in Iran
Summer Sutton , American University in Dubai
The Navab Regeneration Project and the Urban Ideal Détournement
Room 26 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
chairGhazzal Dabiri ,
Ali Ferdowsi , Notre Dame de Namur University
Dah-Namah: Love-Mysticism as a Floating Signifier
Mozhgan Malekan , University of Cincinnati
تعبیر عرفانی دایره ی وجود: بررسی برخی تشابهات موجود پیرامون قوس صعود و نزول در گلشن راز شبستری و فصوص الحکم ابن عربی
Ghazzal Dabiri , University of Ghent
Universalism and Conversion in ‘Attār’s Elahīnāmeh
Leila Ghaleh Taki , University of Ahvaz
درونمایه های شعر عرفانی فارسی در شعر سوررئالیست فرانسه: مکان در شعر مولانا و پل الوار
Room 32 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenor / discussantMohamad Tavakoli-Targhi, University of Toronto
chairHoma Katouzian,
Delbar Khakzad , University of Toronto
World War II and Religious Futurality in Iran
Victoria Tahmasebi , University of Toronto
The Invisible Decade: Feminist Conversations, Contestations, and Coalition Building in 1940s Iran
Mina Yazdani , Eastern Kentucky University
A Convenient Scapegoat: Baha'is Amidst the People, the Clerics and the Government
Alireza Namvar Haghighi , University of Toronto
Religious Publicity and its Impact on Iran’s Politics in 1940s
Room 23 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorMatin-Asgari, Afshin, California State University, Los Angeles
discussantAtabaki, Touraj, International Institute of Social History
Mojtaba Mahdavi , University of Alberta
The Muslim Left: Social Justice and Spirituality?
Peyman Vahabzadeh , University of Victoria
A Creative, Egalitarian Future is Already Here: On the Rising Intellectuals of the Iranian Left
Kamran Matin , University of Sussex
Marxist Theory and the Iranian Left's Praxis
Maziar Behrooz , San Francisco State University
The Left and Use of Violence
Azadeh Kian , Professor of Sociology, University of Paris 7-Diderot
Gender, Intersectionality and Social Justice in Iran
Naser Mohajer , Independent scholar living in France
The Iranian Left in Diaspora
Elise Richter Hall 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorArshavez Mozafari, University of Toronto
chairHamid Rezaei Yazdi,
Shayesteh Sadat Mousavi , University of Marburg
“The Influence of the 1960s Literary Miscellanea on the Trend of Modernism in Iranian Fictions”
Roya Khoshnevissansari , Leiden University
'Oil Fiction' in Iranian Literary Modernity
Nefise Kahraman , University of Toronto
Comparison as a Method of Literary Reappraisal in 19th Century Iranian and Ottoman Literary Criticism
Room 27 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorCorien J.M. Vuurman, HAN University of Applied Sciences
Elahe Helbig , University of Geneva
Invisible History: Photography as Sights of Modernity
Reza Sheikh , Independent Scholar
The Photograph-Albums of the Golestan Palace - A Window on to the Social History of Iran during the Qajar Era
Room 31 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
chairCamron Michael Amin,
discussantCamron Michael Amin, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Djavad Salehi-Isfahani , Virginia Tech
Pills and Pens: The Impact of Rural Family Planning on Literacy of Rural Women in Iran
Nafiseh Sharifi , University of London
Moving Beyond Resistance: Women’s Multi-Generational Narratives of Body and Sexuality in Tehran
Gi-yeon Koo , Seoul National University
Iranian Women's Social Movement Through Social Media: Focusing on a Facebook Page "My Stealthy Freedom"
Mehrzad Boroujerdi and Kourosh Rahimkhani , Syracuse University
Women’s Paradoxical Advancement in Post-Revolutionary Iran
Room 7 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorAnousha Sedighi, Portland State University
Pouneh Shabani Jadidi , McGill University
Current State and Challenges of Persian Instruction in Canada
Haideh Sahim , Columbia University
Current Problems of the Teachers of Persian
Latifeh Hagigi , UCLA
Iranian Studies at UCLA
Sahba Shayani , Oxford
Persian Instruction: A Double Perspective
Senate Hall 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorAnousha Sedighi, Portland State University
Soheila Kian , University of California, Irvine
Current Issues and Problems in the Persian Language Pedagogy
Peyman Nojoumian , University of Southern California
The State of Persian Instruction in Southern California
Nahal Akbari , University of Maryland
Persian Language Instruction in the US
Ladan Hamedani , University of Hawai'i at Manao
The Current State of Persian Instruction at Colleges and Universities
Farima Mostowfi , Georgetown University
Statues of Teaching Persian
Room 30 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorColin Mitchell, Dalhousie University
chairChristoph Werner,
Colin Mitchell , Dalhousie University
Inspiration and Aspiration: Oscillating Between the Past and Future in the Formulaic Epistles of Qazi Mir Husain Maybudi
Reza Pourjavady , Goethe University Frankfurt
Mīr Ḥusayn Maybudī’s Thoughts Between Philosophy and Sufism
Dennis Halft , Freie Universität Berlin / Dominican Institute for Oriental Studies in Cairo
Twelver Shīʿī Reception of Arabic Bible Translations in Safavid Persia
Room 46 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorBabak Rahimi & Marcus Michaelsen , University of California, San Diego
discussantDavid Faris , Roosevelt University
Nima Rassooli , University of California, San Diego
Balatarin: Gatekeepers and the Politics of a Persian Social Media Site
Marcus Michaelsen , University of Amsterdam
Shaping Perceptions: Social Media and Public Diplomacy in Iran
Babak Rahimi , University of California, San Diego
Instagram Iran: Digital Photography, Social Change and Politics Under the Islamic Republic
Niki Akhavan , The Catholic University of America
Frenemies: Social Media and Iran-US Relations

12:30 pm - 02:00 pm

Special Session 12:30 pm - 02:00 pm
Iran and Oil

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Room 24 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
chairEnrico Raffaelli ,
Mahvash Shahegh , Independent Scholar
The Influence of the Zoroastrian Doctrine in Herman Melville’s Moby Dick
Amir Ahmadi , Monash University
Do the Gāthās Describe a Ritual Course?
Enrico G. Raffaelli , University of Toronto
Dahmā Āfriti, a Zoroastrian Prayer-Deity
Room 30 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
chairKhatereh Sheibani,
Claudia Yaghoobi , University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Question of Armenian Identity in Zoya Pirzad’s "The Day Before Easter"
Laetitia Nanquette , University of New South Wales
Iranian Publishers Abroad and Online: The Circulation of Iranian Texts Around the World
Juan Cole , University of Michigan
Omar Khayyam as a Frame Story
Room 32 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
convenorMohamad Tavakoli-Targhi, University of Toronto
chairMassoud Karshenas,
discussantJennifer Jenkins, University of Toronto
Mikiya Koyagi , New York University
Molding Iranian Railway Workers in the 1940s
Mary Yoshinari , University of Toronto
What Happened to Iran’s National Economy During the 1940s?
Ali Saeidi , University of Tehran
The Power of Family Capitalism During the Pahlavi Period, 1940s-1970s
Room 7 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
convenorClaudia Castiglioni, University of Florence
chairRoham Alvandi,
discussantRoham Alvandi, London School of Economics
Claudia Castiglioni , University of Florence
Western Europe and the Iranian Revolution of 1979: Political, Strategic, and Energy Aspects
Jim Goode , Grand Valley State University
Between Washington and Tehran: Turkey Engages the Iranian Revolution, 1978-1982
Clement Therme , CADIS, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS).
Iran and the Soviet Union during the First Decade of the Islamic Revolution: Beyond Ideological Hostility?
Room 23 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
chairJanet Afary ,
Janet Afary , University of California, Santa Barbara
Ali-Akbar Dehkhoda and the Project of Religious Reform
Layla Diba , Independent Scholar
The Making of a Modern Iranian Artist: Hoseyn Taherzadeh Behzad and the Illustrated Constitutional Era Press
Negin Nabavi , Montclair State University
Anjomans, the Press, and Political Activism in Early Twentieth Century Iran
Hossein Pourbagheri , Leiden University
Taqizadeh: Constitutionalist, Babi or Revolutionary?
Elise Richter Hall 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
chairYui Kanda,
Kaveh Niazi , Independent Researcher
Inbāṭ al-Miyāh al-Khafīya: An Early Work on Hydrology
Yui Kanda , University of Tokyo
Safavid Ceramic Tombstones: Reconstruction of Funerary Practice in 17th Century Iran
Charles Melville , University of Cambridge
The Mechanical Clock of Kashan in the Safavid Period
Peyvand Firouzeh , University of Cambridge
Mahan Carpet Fragments: Patronage and Aesthetic Connections with the Shrine of Shah Ne‘matollah Wali
Room 31 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
convenorHaleh Anvari, Independent Artist
discussantPamela Karimi, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Narges Bajoghli , Director
Aggie Ebrahimi Azizi , Director
Room 27 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
convenorSasha Dehghani, Bahai World Centre
chairNegar Mottahedeh,
discussantNegar Mottahedeh, Duke University
Moojan Momen , None
Women and the Religious World of Nineteenth Century Qazvin
Sahba Shayani , University of Oxford
Unveiling the Re-Veiled through Literary Imitation: A Selection of Poems Attributed to Ṭāhere Qorrat al-'Ayn
Sasha Dehghani , Bahai World Centre
Tahirih in East and West
Omid Ghaemmaghami , State University of New York
“God Has Made Love His Religion”: Some Introductory Notes on the Prose Works of Tahirih
Weinzierl 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
chairGolriz Farshi,
Philip Bockholt , Freie Universität Berlin
Popularity and Readership in the Manuscript Age – A Chronicle and its Way Through the Centuries
Golriz Farshi , University of Michigan
A Sectarian Mushaf at the University of Michigan Library
Arham Moradi , University of Marburg
A Genealogical Examination of the Manuscripts of Saʻdī’s Kullīyāt
Alyssa Gabbay , University of North Carolina, Greensboro
The Case of the Missing Holograph and Amir Khusraw’s Vasat al-Hayat: An Eclectic Approach as a Means of Establishing Authorial Intent
Room 33 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
convenor / discussantAli Akbar Mahdi, California State University, Northridge
Ali Akbar Mahdi , California State University, Northridge
On the Sociological Nature of the Green Movement: A New Social Movement?
Azadeh Kian , University of Paris
Women Rights and a Movement Without Revolution
Saeed Paivandi , University of Lorraine
The 2009 Green Movement and the 1979 Iranian Revolution: A Comparative Perspective
Mehrzad Boroujerdi , Syracuse University
How Does the Green Movement Measure Up When Compared to the Arab Spring Movements?
Ata Hoodashtian , Umef University
Reflections on the Leadership and Organizational Issues in the Green Movement

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Room 26 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
convenorAzam Khatam and Mohammad Eskandari, York University & Clark University
discussantKaveh Ehsani, DePaul University
Azam Khatam , York University
Spatiality of Discontent in Tehran's 'Revolution Street', Two Historical Snapshots
Mina Saidi , ENSAPLV/ Mosaique-Le LAVUE-CNRS
Gender and Urban Claim in Tehran. The Women's Demands in a Moving Metropolis.
Nastran Saremi , Islamic Azad University
Reclaiming the City: Towards the Rights-Based Environmental Activism
Farshid Moqadam Salimi , Institute for Humanities and Cultural Studies
Historical Heritage and Gentrifying Actors in Contested Site of the Kaboud Mosque in Tabriz

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Weinzierl 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
chairChiara Barbati,
Shima Jaafari , University of Tehran
Kinds of Heresy and the Heresiarch According to Avesta and Middle Persian Zoroastrian Texts
Pooriya Alimoradi , University of Toronto
Māh ī Frawardīn Rōz ī Hordād: Alternative Insights to Ancient Myths
Velizar Sadovski , Austrian Academy of Sciences
Inherited Lexicon and Poetical Collocations in the Avesta and Veda
Room 33 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
convenorVictoria Tahmasebi-Birgani, University of Toronto
Victoria Tahmasebi , University of Toronto
The Virtual as the New Social? Iranian Women’s Online Activism
Mojtaba Mahdavi , University of Alberta
Rethinking Structure and Agency in Democratization: Iran after the Green Movement
Peyman Vahabzadeh , University of Victoria
A Glance into the Future: Actual and Possible Co- and Cross-Articulations of Social Justice and Democracy in Iran
Siavash Saffari , Columbia University
Public Religiosity and the Struggle for Socio-Economic Justice: A Theology for Mobilizing the Poor?
Room 30 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
convenorAsghar Seyed-Gohrab, Leiden University
discussantRebecca Gould, University of Bristol
Alireza Korangy , University of Virginia
Landscape and the Imaginary Mind in the Poetics of Iran-Iraq War
Saeedeh Shahnahpur , Leiden University
Female Martyrs in Esmāʻil Fasih’s Fictional Works
Mahnia Nematollahi Mahani , Binesh Institute for Persian Studies
Mystical Love in the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)
Room 31 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
chairShahla Talebi,
Shahla Talebi , Arizona State University
Whose Dreams of Nationhood? Iranians and Turkish Television Dramas
Sevil Çakir Kilincoglu , Leiden University
Women in the Radical Leftist Organizations in Iran and Turkey during the 1970s
Nasrollah Salehi , Farhangian University
ترجمه از زبان ترکی عثمانی به فارسی در دورة ناصری
Mahfarid Mansoorian , Technical University of Berlin
Peaceful on the Surface, Conflictive Inside: Struggle for Reclaiming the Neighbourhood in Tehran and Istanbul
Elise Richter Hall 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
chairHoorieh Saeidi ,
Hoorieh Saeidi , National Library and Archives of Iran
فرمان هاي آقا محمد خان قاجار- وجوه مشترك و متمايز آن با ديگر فرمان هاي دوره قاجار
Solmaz Naraghi , Independent Scholar
The Revolution and the Defloration: Mirzade Eshghi's "Three Portraits of Maryam"
Abbas Zarei Mehrvarz , Bu-Ali Sina University
بررسی نقش کارگزاری امور خارجه در تحولات کردستان
Room 27 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
chairAnna Heller,
discussantPersis Karim, San Jose State University
Shaahin Pishbin , University of Oxford
Paradigms of Modern Literary Canonisation: Forugh Farrokhzad through the Lens of her Poetic Successors
Nima Naghibi , Ryerson University
The Perils of Nostalgia and Return: Diasporic Journalists in Iran
Michelle Quay , University of Cambridge
Corporeality in the Lives of Female Awliya': From Sulami to Jami
Room 32 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
convenorHaleh Anvari, Independent Artist
Haleh Anvari , Independent Artist
Tehran's Chattering Walls : An Everyday Reading of the Wall Writings and Murals of Post-Revolutionary Tehran
Pamela Karimi , University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Murals and the Media: Tourism, Voyeurism, and the Media Ecologies of Tehran’s Mural Arts
Room 23 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
chairPaul E. Losensky,
discussantPaul E. Losensky, Indiana University
Ilse Sturkenboom , University of Vienna
The Visual Aesthetics of the Persian Qaṣīda in Anthologies Produced for Iskandar b. ʿUmar Shaykh
Shahla Farghadani , Islamic Azad University
Critical Remarks in Early Modern Tazkiras: Literary Criticism, Intertextual Dialogue, or a Mere Question of Taste?
Theodore Beers , University of Chicago
Reflections of the Persian ‘Canon’ in Tazkirahs of Poets
Sally Morrell Yntema , Indiana University
From Poet to King, to King of Poets: Responses to a Panegyric Ghazal by Hāfez
Room 26 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
chairAlexander Jabbari,
Stephan Popp , Austrian Academy of Sciences
An Elephant as an Order: Shah Jahan's Awards and the Careers of his Officers
Mana Kia , Columbia University
Defining a Modern Persianate Self: The Indian Friend as Ethical Interlocutor in the late 19th-century
Kaveh Yazdani , International Institute of Social History
From India to Persia – Parsi Development Aid and the Rise of Persia’s Zoroastrian Community (1853-1925)
Alexander Jabbari , University of California, Irvine
Indian Scholars in the Pahlavi Shah’s Court: The Impact of Urdu Scholarship on Iranian Literary Historiography
Room 7 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
chairJoanna De Groot,
Houri Berberian , California State University, Long Beach
Revolutionary Ideas in Motion: “Little Age of Revolutions” and Print Across Frontiers
Siamak Delzendeh , Independent Scholar
Pictorial Shifts and Problematics of Defining Iranian Modernist Art (from the Qajar Period to the Pahlavi Era)
Ali Boozari , Art University
تطبیق سبکشناسی سه نگاره از نسخۀ خطی هزار و یک شب با سه تصویر چاپ سنگی رموز حمزه به منظور شناسایی یکی از نقاشان نسخۀ خطی هزار و یک شب

06:00 pm - 08:00 pm

Grosser Festsaal (1st floor) 06:00 pm - 08:00 pm
Opening and award ceremony

Thursday, August 04, 2016

08:45 am - 10:15 am

Room 30 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorArshavez Mozafari, University of Toronto
Henry Bowles , Harvard University
Linguistic Realism or Literary ‘Modernity’? The Ontology of the Poetic from Sohravardî to Ṣâ’eb
Saharnaz Samaeinejad , University of Toronto
In the Cold, Quiet Dream of Phoenixes: Temporality and The Annihilation of the Absolute Subject in Furūgh Farrukhzād's Poetry

08:45 am - 10:15 am

Room 1 08:45 am - 10:15 am
chairJanne Bjerre Christensen,
Djavad Salehi-Isfahani , Virginia Tech
Pills and Pens: The Impact of Rural Family Planning on Literacy of Rural Women in Iran
Sachiko Hosoya , Toho University
Ethical Discussions on Premarital / Prenatal Diagnosis: Case Studies of the Thalassemia Prevention Programme in Iran
Janne Bjerre Christensen , Danish Institute for International Studies
In the Name of Drugs: Security, Morality and Contested (Dis)engagements in Iran’s Drug Diplomacy with the EU
Room 33 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorMehdi Kkhorrami, New York University
discussantMichael Beard, University of North Dakota
Mehdi Khorrami , New York University
Scent of the Acacia: Sensory Protagonists of Parviz Davai’s Fiction
Asghar Seyed-Ghorab , Leiden University
Senses of Love in Nezami Ganjavi’s Romantic Epics
Franklin Lewis , University of Chicago
Toward a Poetics of Synethesia and a Tasteful Aesthetics: Gustatory and Tactile Imagery, Visual Poetics, and the Iconography of Musical Performance
Fatemeh Shams Esmaeili , University of Oxford
Bitter Conflict: Warfare and Sensory Overload in the Poetry of Simin Behbahani
Room 32 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorRasmus Christian Elling, University of Copenhagen
discussantHouchang Chehabi, Boston University
Shireen Walton , University of Oxford
Virtual Cosmopolitans: Digital Dimensions of Urban Life Going On(line) in Tehran
Roya KhoshnevissAnsari , Leiden University
Multicolored Image of Tehran in ‘Underground Rap Music’
Golbarg Rekabtalaei , University of Toronto
Tehran or Farangistan: Visions of a Cosmopolitan City in the Early Twentieth Century
Lior Sternfeld , Penn State University
The Making of Cosmopolitan Tehran During WWII
Weinzierl 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorElena Andreeva, Virgnia Military Institute
discussantMary Yoshinari, University of Toronto
Rowena Abdul Razak , University of Oxford
Slick Intrigues: The British, the Tudeh Party and the 1946 Khuzistan Strikes
Nikolay Kozhanov , Carnegie Moscow Center
Between Soviet Scylla and British Charybdis: The Untold Story of the Abdication of Reza Shah
Firuza Melville , University of Cambridge
Brothers Willock Against Brothers MacDonald and Sisters Campbell
Viktor Magomedkhanov , Institute of Voronezh
The Secret War in Iranian Kurdistan: Soviet Intelligence Against the Abwehr and SD
Room 26 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorMohammad Eskandari & Azam Khatam, York University & Clark University
discussantKaveh Ehsani, Depaul University
Mohammad Eskandari , Clark University
Fueling the Hydro-dream: Political Economy of Large Dams in Iran
Mohammad Salari , Iranian Sociology Association
The Impact of Legal and Political Shift Crisis on the Socio-Economic Structure of the ZayandeRud Valley
Sarah Karimi , Raha-Shar Institute for Urban Research
The Challenged History of Urbanization of Water in Tehran
Hesam Salamat , University of Tehran
Commodification of Nature in “the North”: Historical Mechanisms and Socio-economic Implications
Elise Richter Hall 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorJames M. Gustafson, Indiana State University
James M. Gustafson , Indiana State University
The Mi'rat al-Buldan Project: Geographical Knowledge and Networks of Power in Qajar Iran
Assef Ashraf , Yale University
On the Edge of Empire: Governing the Caucasus in Early Qajar Iran
Room 27 08:45 am - 10:15 am
chairPardis Minuchehr,
D. Gershon Lewental , University of Oklahoma
Under the Banner of Iran: The Derafsh-e Kāveyān as a Changing Emblem of Iranian Identity from the Sāsānian Era to the Present
Pardis Minuchehr , George Washington University
The Persian Poetics of Creation (From Medieval to Modern Times)
Room 23 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorPistor-Hatam, Anja, Kiel University
discussantBrookshaw, Dominic, Oxford University
Anja Pistor-Hatam , Kiel University
Religious Minorities in the Islamic Republic and the ‘Right to have Rights’
Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi , University of Toronto
The Cyrus Cylinder and the Rights Question
Tim Greenwood , University of St. Andrews
Suspicion, Mistrust and Misrepresentation: Armenia and Iran in Late Antiquity
Haideh Sahim , Columbia University
Minorities in Qajar Iran: A View from Within and Without
Room 7 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorAmy Malek, University of California, Los Angeles
chairCamron Michael Amin,
Navid Fozii , Middle East Technical University
Emergent Pluralism in a Fragmented and Polarized Diaspora: Politics of Iranian Diasporic Identity Formation in Malaysia
Sonja Moghaddari , Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Juggling Resources. Within Group Relations and Social Mobility Among Iranian Migrants in Hamburg
Donya Alinejad , Amsterdam University College
Generating a New Cultural Politics: An Ethnography of Second-Generation Iranian Americans in Los Angeles
Behzad Sarmadi , University of Toronto
Properties of Aspiration and Persons in Exile: Middle Class Iranians in Dubai

08:45 am - 12:00 pm

Room 31 08:45 am - 12:00 pm
convenorAli Mirsepassi, New York University
Mohamad Tavakoli-Taraghi , University of Toronto
Fardid and the Politics of Intellectual History in Iran
Daryoush Ashouri , Independent Scholar
The Impossibility of Fardid's Venture for Philosophical Explanation of Our Historical Situation
Abbas Amanat , Yale University
Fardid of All Seasons: Shades and Shadows
Ali Mirsepassi , New York University
The Fabulous Life and Thought of Ahmad Fardid
Hamed Yousefi , Filmmaker and Cultural Critic
Fardid and Avant-Garde Art in Post-Revolutionary Iran

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Room 33 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorMichael Pregill (sponsored by ILEX Foundation), Boston University
discussantKhodadad Rezakhani, Freie Universität Berlin
Touraj Daryaee , University of California, Irvine
How the Sasanians Saw the Late Antique World: A Persianate View of the Interconnectedness of Eurasia
Isabel Toral-Niehoff , Georg-August-Universitat Gottingen
Al-Hira: An Arab Late Antique Metropolis in Sasanian Iraq
Shai Secunda , The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
East LA: Margin and Center in Late Antiquity Studies and the New Irano-Talmudica
Teresa Bernheimer , University of London
The Revolt of Qatari b. al-Fuja’a (d. 79/698) and the Kharijite Revolts of Early Islamic Iran: Social Change between Late Antiquity and Early Islam
Room 24 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorParisa Zahiremami, University of Toronto
Parisa Zahiremami , University of Toronto
Political Ethics in Sufi Poetry: Sanā’ī’s Ḥadīqat al-ḥaqīqah wa sharī‘at al-ṭarīqah as An Early Politico-Ethical Advice Manual
Nasrin Askari , University of British Columbia
Elite Folktales: An Exquisite Sixteenth-Century Illustrated Kitāb-i Dāstān in the Ouseley Collection of the Bodleian Libraries
Louise Marlow , Wellesley College
The Biography and Wisdom of Buzurgmihr in Qazvīnī’s Tārīkh-i Guzīdeh
Lale Javanshir , University of Toronto
The Turkish Translations of Qābūsnāmeh in Anatolia
Room 32 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorRasmus Christian Elling, University of Copenhagen
chairCyrus Schayegh,
discussantCyrus Schayegh, Princeton University
Rasmus Christian Elling , University of Copenhagen
From Tehrân-e Makhuf to Jangal-e Âsfâlt: Fear and Loathing in the Capital
Pedram Dibazar , University of Amsterdam
Ghostly Streets of Tehran: The Visual Culture of the Contemporary Iranian Everyday Street
Narges Ghandchi , Independent Scholar
Emotion and Commotion in the Representations of Urban Apocalypse of Tehran. A Study of Emotional Geographies in two Contemporary Novels
Summer Sutton , American University in Dubai
Open Source Representations of a Dystopic Tehran
Weinzierl 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorElena Andreeva, Virgnia Military Institute
chairFiruza Melville,
discussantAli Ansari, St. Andrews University
Elena Andreeva , Virginia Military Institute
Gevork Vartanian and Tehran-43: What do we know about the legendary Soviet spy?
Denis Volkov , Presidential Post-doctoral Fellow, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 - CNRS
Carpetbagger, Russian Spy or Simply Pursuing His Own Agenda? ‘Bloody Shapshal’ at the Qajar Court
Nugzar Ter- Oganov , Tel Aviv University
Who are you, Haji-Murat Muguev?
Lana (Svetlana) Ravandi-Fadai , Russian Academy of Sciences
Multiple Identities: Female Agents in Iran in the 1930s and 40s
Elise Richter Hall 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
chairSholeh Quinn,
Mahroo Moosavi , University of Sydney
Building Existence: Redefining Realities in Safavid Persia
Walter Posch , National Defense Academy
Queen of the Caucasus - Parikhan Khanum I and Her Three Husbands
Ferenc Csirkes , University of Chicago
Between Turkic and Persian: Sadiqi Beg and Literary Practices in Safavid Iran
Mohsen Bahram Nezhad , Imam Khomeini International University
The Importance and Necessity of Investigating the Ekhvani Documents in Understanding Historical Events of Safavid Era
Room 30 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorPaolo Sartori, Austrian Academy of Sciences
discussantBert Fragner, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Paolo Sartori , Austrian Academy of Sciences
Thinking Along the Pathways or How to Write Khorezm into Modernity
Christine Noelle-Karimi , Austrian Academy of Sciences
On the Edge: Eastern Khurasan in the Perception of Qajar Officials
Ulfatbek Abdurasulov , Austrian Academy of Sciences
Taking Stock of the Turkmens: The Many Forms of Khivan Sovereignty
Room 23 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorAnja Pistor-Hatam, Kiel University
Josef Wiesehoefer , Kiel University
Greek Exiles in the Achaemenid Empire: A Case of Divided Loyalities?
Houchang Chehabi , Boston University
Jews in Official Biographies of Shiite Clerics in Iran
Arash Guitoo , Kiel University
Making the Others Invisible: The IRI and its Undesirable Minorities
Ali Ansari , University of St. Andrews
Iran and its Turkish Question
Room 26 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorAfshin Marashi, University of Oklahoma
chairKamran Aghaie,
discussantKamran Aghaie, University of Texas at Austin
Afshin Marashi , University of Oklahoma
"Sword of Freedom": Abdulrahman Saif Azad and Interwar Iranian Nationalism
Ali Karjoo-Ravary , University of Pennsylvania
Reading Outside the Lines: Literary Exchanges between Iran and India in the 19th Century
Talinn Grigor , Brandeis University
Reveil de l’Iran: Freemasonry and Artistic Revivalism from Parsi Bombay to Qajar Tehran
Farzin Vejdani , Ryerson University
The Iranian Migrant Poor, Teahouses, and Urban Culture in Bombay, 1870-1920
Room 7 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorArshavez Mozafari, University of Toronto
Jairan Gahan , University of Toronto
Affective Narrativization and Modern Forms of Charity: Literature on the Red-light District of Tehran (1920s-1970s)
Hamid Razaei Yazdi , University of Toronto
The Hikāyat of Modernity: Re-Periodizing Modern Iranian Literature
Parisa Vaziri , UCI
Racialized Modernity and the Anthropology of Winds: Nasser Taghvai’s Bad-e Jinn
Milad Odabaei , University of California, Berkeley
Translation and Cultural Regeneration

12:10 pm - 02:00 pm

Special Session 12:10 pm - 02:00 pm
Vienna Nuclear Talks: 1 Year Later

02:15 pm - 03:45 pm

Room 7 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
chairSonja Moghaddari,
discussantSonja Moghaddari, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies
Solmaz Rustamova-Tohidi , Institute of Oriental Studies of Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
The Iranian Community in Azerbaijan: An Historical Perspective and New Steps in Its Formation
Torang Asadi , Duke University
Religious Innovation in the Iranian Diaspora in Northern California
Nader Vahabi , Cadis EHESS and University of Toulouse
The Migratory Dynamics of the Iranian Diaspora Since the 1979 Revolution
Pari Namazie , The Simorgh
The Impact and Relevance of the Iranian Diaspora in Europe
Room 23 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
convenor / discussantJustine Landau, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations Harvard
Paul E Losensky , Indiana University
The Palace as Locus and Emanation of Royal Virtue in the Sāqi-nāma of Ẓuhūrī Turshīzī
Dominic Brookshaw , University of Oxford
Performing Kingship: Structure, Function, and Presentification in the Injuid and Muzaffarid Qasida
Sunil Sharma , Boston University
Built to Last: Amir Khusraw Dehlavi's Praise for Delhi and Its Monuments
Domenico Ingenito , University of California, Los Angeles
'Tabriz, the Soul of the World, Overshadows all Maraghes’: Salmān Sāveji and the Revival of the Qaside Under the Jalāyerids
Weinzierl 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
convenorAnousha Sedighi, Portland State University
discussantPouneh Shabani-Jadidi, McGill University
Anousha Sedighi , Portland State University
Persian as a Heritage Language
Pouneh Shabani Jadidi , McGill University
Persian Psycholinguistics
Pollet Samvelian , Université Sorbonne Nouvelle
Specific Features of the Persian Syntax : The Ezāfe Construction, Differential Object Marking, Complex Predicates
Room 30 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
convenorVelizar Sadovski, Austrian Academy of Sciences
discussantEla Filipone, Tuscia University
Adriano Rossi , L'Orientale University
The Strategy of the List in the Textual Organization of the Royal Achaemenid Inscriptions (together with Ela Filippone, Tuscia University)
Velizar Sadovski , Austrian Academy of Sciences
Between Syntax, Phraseology and Word Formation
Maria Carmela Benvenuto , University of Rome
Constructional Approach to Old Persian Argument Structure
Room 33 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
convenorRasmus Christian Elling, University of Copenhagen
chairRasmus Christian Elling,
discussantCamron Amin, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Jairan Gahan , University of Toronto
Plateaus of Morality: Sex-Work in Tehran, 1921-1979
Alexander Shams , University of Chicago
Heterosexualizing Tehran
Masserat Amirebrahimi , Independent Researcher
Women’s Experiences of Public Spaces in Tehran, A Generational Perspective
Leila Pourtavaf , Univesrity of Toronto
Inside Out: Locating the Golestan Harem in the City Center During Nasser al-Din Shah’s Reign
Ahmadreza Hakiminejad , University of West London
Women Versus Cities: the Masculinity of Urban Space in Traditional and Modern Iran
Room 27 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
chairAmir Irani-Tehrani,
Mark Gasiorowski , Tulane University
US Perceptions of the Communist Threat in Iran, 1941-1954
Sibylle Wentker , Austrian Academy of Sciences
Information and Knowledge – A Way of Understanding Iran: Austrian Residence Reports
Room 26 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
convenorJari Kaukua, Academy of Finland
Sajjad Rizvi , University of Exeter
Philosophy as Religion: Mullā Ṣadrā on the Concept of Dīn
Jari Kaukua , Academy of Finland
The Problem of Falsity in Mullā Ṣadrā’s Theory of Knowledge
Sayeh Meisami , University of Dayton
The Power of Synthetic Discourse: Epistemology and Authority in Mullā Ṣadrā’s Philosophy
Room 32 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
convenorPeyman Jafari, Leiden University
chairAfshin Matin-Asgari,
discussantErvand Abrahamian, Baruch College, CUNY
Roksana Bahramitash , University of Montreal
Women's Labor & Modernization: A Historical Overview
Peyman Jafari , Leiden University
Living and Working in Times of War: Iranian Oil Workers in the 1980s
Abdolreza Alamdar-Baghini , Leiden University
Labour Force Formation and Labour Relations at Sarchashmeh Copper Mine in Iran, 1966-1979
Serhan Afacan , Leiden University
Iranian Craft Industries in the Age of Factorization: Large-Scale Industrialization and Small-Scale Industries in Isfahan during the 1930s
Touraj Atabaki , International Institute of Social History
Chronicle of a Strike Foretold, Abadan 1946: A Critique of Historiography from Above
Room 31 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
chairManata Hashemi,
Ashkan Rezvani Naraghi , University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
The Transformation of Social Life and Public Spaces in Tehran, 1850 to 1950
Manata Hashemi , University of Oklahoma
The Face Game: Moral Capital in Contemporary Iran
Samar Saremi , University of Montreal
Governing Place of Refuge: A Boulevard Around the Shrine of Imam Reza in Mashhad-Iran (1912-1935)
Elise Richter Hall 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
convenorFariba Zarinebaf, University of California, Riverside
discussantAli Gheissari, University of San Diego
Fariba Zarinebaf , University of California, Riverside
Azerbaijan Between Two Empires: Ottoman Administration of a Borderland Province
Başak Kilerci , University of Oxford
Legal Situation of the Iranians in the Ottoman Empire within the Context of Nasir al-Din Shah’s Istanbul Visit (1873)
Sabri Ates , Southern Methodist University
The Notion of Frontier in Ottoman-Iranian Relations
Rudi Matthee , University of Delaware
Safavid Iran and the “Turkish Question,” or How to Avoid a War on Two Fronts
Room 24 02:15 pm - 03:45 pm
chairRaya Shani,
discussantGeorg Leube, University of Bayreuth
Chad Lingwood , Grand Valley State University
Persian Ghazals in White Sheep Tabriz: The Amatory Poetry of Two Āq Qoyūnlū Statesmen from Sāva
Yusen Yu , University of Heidelberg
Brushwork in Persianate Painting of Fifteenth Century: Its Relation to China
August Samie , University of Chicago
Banāʾī's Shaybānīnāma: A Post-Timurid Source

04:00 pm - 05:30 pm

Room 26 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
convenorSyed Akhtar Husain, Jawaharlal Nehru University
chairMarta Simidchieva,
Syed Akhtar Husain , Jawaharlal Nehru University
Hedayat in Harmony with the Savants of Indo Persian Literature
Nadeem Akhtar , Jawaharlal Nehru University
Indian Motifs in the Works of Hedayat
Marta Simidchieva , York University
India--Reflected and Refracted--in Hedayat's The Blind Owl
Md Arshadul Quadri , Jawaharlal Nehru University
Reception of Sadegh Hedayat in India
Room 27 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
convenorCamron Amin, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh , Northeastern Illinois University
Women in the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988)
Shahrzad Mojab , University of Toronto
Framing of War: State, Gender, Ideology and the Archive of Iran-Iraq War
Room 32 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
chairNacim Pak-Shiraz,
Alireza Shomali , Wheaton College
Natural Inequality of Men: The Idea and its Implication in Perso-Islamic Thought
Nahid Tavassol , NAFeH Magazine
A Stone on the Grave of Patriarchy/سنگی بر گور مرد/پدرسالاری
Nacim Pak-Shiraz , University of Edinburgh
Shooting the Isolation and Marginality of Masculinities in Iran
Room 7 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
convenorRoman Seidel, Freie Universität Berlin
Ali Gheissari , University of San Diego
"Reception of Continental Philosophy in Iran"
Hussein Banai , Indiana University
Uneven Reception of Analytic Philosophy in Iran
Ali Paya , Islamic College for Advanced Studies
Introducing Critical Rationalism to the Iranian Public: An Account of a Personal Intellectual Journey
Roman Seidel , Freie Universität Berlin
Apologetic Comparision and Alternative Designs. Methodological Considerations on Contemporary Philosophical Discourse in Iran
Room 23 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
convenorJasamin Rostam-Kolayi, California State University, Fullerton
Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi , California State University, Fullerton
“The Peace Corps in Iran: A Case Study of US-Iran Relations in the 1960s”
Thomas Ricks , Indiana University
Kurdish Peasantry and Persian Sepah-e Danesh Unrest in West Azerbaijan
Mary Elaine Hegland , Santa Clara University
From Agriculture to Urban Real Estate: A 21st Century Perspective on the 1962 Aliabad Land Reform
John Lorentz , Shawnee State University
The Early Years of the Peace Corps in Iran (1962-64): A Volunteer's Perspective
Room 30 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
chairAnahita Arian,
Nahid Pirnazar , University of California, Los Angeles
Simantov Melamed, The Judeo Persian Writer and Poet
Nina Mazhjoo , Concordia University
Breaking a Metanarrative in Mithraic Studies: A Transmission From Colonial to Post-Colonial Approaches
Anahita Arian , University of Groningen
The Politics of Identification and Alternative Forms of Self-Other Relations: The Travelogue of Muhammad Ibrahim and His Journey to Siam in the 17th Century
Dariush Rahmanian , University of Tehran
ذبیح بهروز و ضد شرق‌شناسی
Visitors’ Center 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
convenorRasmus Christian Elling, University of Copenhagen
discussantTalinn Grigor, Brandeis University
Pamela Karimi , University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth
Perfecting Life in the Islamic Republic: Tourism and the Construction of New Resorts and ‎Gated Communities in the Caspian Region
Azadeh Mashayekhi , Independent Researcher
Urban Transformation and Modernization of Tehran After the Islamic Revolution
Rana Habibi , University of Leuven
Tehran Modern Middle-Class Housing Morphology and International Inspirations
Faegheh Shirazi , The University of Texas at Austin
Halal and Religious Tourism Development in Mashhad, Iran
Weinzierl 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
chairGeorge Bournoutian,
George Bournoutian , Iona College
The Russian Surveys of 1819, 1820, and 1828-1832 as Primary Sources for the Demography and Economy of the Iranian Khanates of Shirvan, Sheki, and Nakhichevan in the Last Years of Qajar Rule
Fatemeh Masjedi , Freie Universität Berlin
Tabriz During the First World War
Kevin Gledhill , Yale University
The Russian Trading Settlement at Astarabad (1781-1782) and Early Qajar Interaction with the Caspian Trade
George Sanikidze , Ilia State University
In the Search of the Lost Kingdom: Activities of Georgian Princes During 1804-1813 Russo-Persian War
Elise Richter Hall 04:00 pm - 05:30 pm
convenorMaryam Sabbaghi, University of Chicago
chairMaryam Sabbaghi,
Barry Wood , Bogaziçi University
Visualizing the Imagined Past: Three Late-Safavid Illustrated Histories of Shah Isma’il
Naciem Nikkhah , University of Cambridge
Muraqqa‘-i 1633: A Case Study of Text and Image Relationship in Safavid Paintings

06:00 pm - 07:00 pm

Senate Hall (1st floor) 06:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Reception for Homa Katouzian

08:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Rathaus (City Hall), Rathausplatz 08:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Reception hosted by the City of Vienna

Friday, August 05, 2016

08:45 am - 10:15 am

Room 7 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorEric Massie, University of California, Santa Barbara
discussantJanet Afary, University of California, Santa Barbara
Sergey Saluschev , University of California, Santa Barbara
From Russia with Tea: The Journey of the Russian Samovar into the Iranian Tea-Drinking Culture & National Identity
Derek J. Mancini-Lander , University of London
When the Levee Breaks: Overflowing Shushtar’s Boundaries in the Writings of the Nuri Sayyid Family, 1678 to 1831 C.E.
Eric Massie , University of California, Santa Barbara
Returning Persia to the Persian Gulf: Iran's South and the Persian Gulf Slave Trade in the 19th and 20th Centuries
Elham Malekzadeh , Research Center for Humanities and Cultural Studies
The Role of Tsarist Russia and the Soviet Union in the Iranian Famine of the First World War I

08:45 am - 10:15 am

Room 26 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorSyed Md Kazim, Jawaharlal Nehru University
chairSyed Akhtar Husain,
Syed Md Kazim , Jawaharlal Nehru University
Rustam and Sohrab and Sohrab and Rustam: A Comparative Study
Nahid Morshedlou , Jawaharlal Nehru University
Amir Khosrow the Father of Indo-Persian literature
Golam Moinuddin , Jawaharlal Nehru University
Poet Begets Poet: Ghalib and Iqbal A Case in Point
Ramzan Ahmed , Jawaharlal Nehru University
Reception of Hafez in the Works of Azad
Zeyaul Haque , Jawaharlal Nehru University
Capital Punishment in Indo-Islamic Advice Literature: Ideas and Practice
Elise Richter Hall 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorShaherzad Ahmadi, University of Texas at Austin
chairNasrin Rahimieh,
Shaherzad Ahmadi , University of Texas at Austin
The “Persians” of Iraq: Exile and Diaspora in the Iran-Iraq War
Ciruce Movahedi-Lankarani , University of Pennsylvania
Military Technology and the Iran-Iraq War: Internalizing Iranian Victimhood
Liora Hendelman-Baavur , Tel Aviv University
Digitalized Martyrs: Online Commemoration of the "Imposed War"
Laura Fish , University of Texas at Austin
Life After Death: FilmFarsi and Technological Revitalization
Weinzierl 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorAlessandro Cancian, Institute of Ismaili Studies
Alessandro Cancian , Institute of Ismaili Studies
End of the Time and Mystical Experience: Eschatology and the Hidden Imām in Early Modern Shiʿi Sufi Exegesis
Elizabeth Alexandrin , University of Manitoba
Breaking Open the Seal: Saʿd al-Din Hamuye's Messianism and the Endtime
Daryoush Mohammad Poor , Institute of Ismaili Studies
Resurrection Within Resurrection: A Multi-Layered Narrative Of Qiyāma among Nizārī Ismailis
Dr. Miklos Sarkozy , Institute of Ismaili Studies
Neighbours in Reality, Neighbours in Eschatology - Ethnic Groups and Their Representations in the Dīwān‐i Qā’imiyyāt
Khalil Andani , Harvard University
Spiritual Apocalypse: The Qa’im al-Qiyama in the Thought of Nasir-i Khusraw
Room 30 08:45 am - 10:15 am
convenorIván Szántó, Austrian Academy of Sciences
Yuka Kadoi , National Gallery of Art
Arthur Upham Pope and Persian Art in Interwar Central Europe
Juliane von Fircks , University of Mainz
Mongol Invasion and Collective Memory in Central Europe - The Chasuble of Saint Hedwig in Hall (Tirol)
Zehra Tonbul , Bogazici University
Parallel Odysseys of Ernst Herzfeld and Ernst Diez
Joachim Gierlichs , Qatar National Library
Katharina Otto-Dorn and Her View on Persian (Seljuk) Art in Anatolia and Persia
Room 31 08:45 am - 10:15 am
chairMichelle Langford,
Maryam Ghorbankarimi , University of St. Andrews
The Notion of ‘Trans/National’ in Iranian Cinema
Claire Cooley , University of Texas at Austin
Microphones, Studios, and Soundtracks: The Coming of Sound to Iranian Cinema
Michelle Langford , University of New South Wales
Sohrab Shahid Saless - An Iranian Filmmaker in Berlin
Room 27 08:45 am - 10:15 am
chairSiavush Randjbar-Daemi,
Ali Banuazizi , Boston College
Shahrokh Meskoob and the Predicaments of Intellectuals in Politics
Siavush Randjbar-Daemi , University of Manchester
Reform, Delusion and Dissent: The Life and Times of Ayandegan, 1967-1979
Room 23 08:45 am - 10:15 am
chair / discussantVictoria Tahmasebi-Birgani,
Ashkan Rezvani Naraghi , University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
Women’s Havens in the Patriarchal Landscape: The Feminine Social Life in the 19th Century Tehran
Mahbube Moqadam , Middle East Technical University
Genealogy of a New Identity of Iranian Women in Late Qajar Era
Joanna de Groot , University of York
Working for the Home and the World: Towards a Re-Evaluation of Gender, Labour, and Culture in Nineteenth Century Iran

08:45 am - 10:15 pm

Room 33 08:45 am - 10:15 pm
chairSergio Moya,
Meir Litvak , Tel Aviv University
Iranian Shiʻi Responses to the Salafi-Jihadi Challenge: From Rapprochement to Takfir
Sergio Moya , University of Costa Rica
The Islamic Republic of Iran and the Processes for Promoting Shia Islam in Latin America
Mirjam Kuenkler , University of Göttingen
From the Human Reading of Religion to the Prophetic Reading of the World: Mohammad Mojtahed Shabestari’s Hermeneutic Turn
Arash Sarkohi , Freie Universität Berlin
Religious Reformists in Iran From a Theoretical View
Oliver Scharbrodt , University of Chester
Khomeini and Muhammad Shirazi (1928-2001): From Velāyat-e Faqīh to Shawrā-ye Foqahā’
Room 32 08:45 am - 10:15 pm
chairMansoor Moaddel,
Afshan Shafiyeva , Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
Seyyed Hasan Taghizadeh’s Role in the Process of Modernization of Iran
Kara Abdolmaleki , University of Alberta
The Idea of 'A Return to Self' in Post-Coup Iran: A Fresh Look.
Vahid Tolooei , University of Toronto
Rewriting the History of Sociological Imagination in Iran
Mansoor Moaddel , University of Maryland, College Park
Reflections on Two Revolutions: The Constitutional Revolution of 1906 Versus the Revolution of 1979

10:30 am - 12:00 pm

Weinzierl 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorAlexander Nicholas Shaw, University of Leeds
Alexander Nicholas Shaw , University of Leeds
Perfidious Albion? Britain, the United States and Triangular Diplomacy with the Qavam Government in Iran, 1946-47
Gregory Brew , Georgetown University
Pulling the “Open Door” With Two Hands: American Oil Companies, the Iranian Oil Concession and the 1946 Azerbaijani Crisis
Dmitry Asinovskiy , European University
The Mahabad Republic: Soviet Puppet or the Result of a Genuine National Movement?
Mattin Biglari , University of London
Cosmopolitan Nationalism and the Tudeh Party during the 1946 Khuzestan General Strike
Elise Richter Hall 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorEva Orthmann, Bonn University
Eva Orthmann , Bonn University
The Persian Translation of Varāhamihira’s Bṛhat Saṁhita
Arthur Dudney , University of Cambridge
Late Eighteenth Century Persian Language Education and the Pull of the Vernacular
Soraya Khodamoradi , University of Bonn
Adaptation of Indian Mysticism in Persian Sufi Text of Rushd-Nāma of ‘Abd al-Quddūs Gāngohī (d. 1537)
Anna Martin , Philipps-Universität Marburg
Persianization of Indic Narratives
Room 23 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
chairKatja Foellmer,
Daniel Beckman , University of California, Los Angeles
The Death of Cyrus the Great
Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan , Yale University
The Liminal Figure of the Angel in the National Imagination of Early 1900s in Iran
Kaveh Bassiri , University of Arkansas
Rewriting the Past: Exploring Innovations in Postmodern Persian Poetry
Katja Foellmer , Goettingen University
Reframing the Religious in the Iranian Enlightenment Period
Room 27 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Laleh Gomari-Luksch , University of St. Andrews and University of Tübingen
Beyond Sovereignty: The Iran-Saudi Arabia Cold War in the Middle East
Robabeh Motaghedi , National Library and Archives of I.R of Iran
The Impact of the Oil Industry on Changing of the Subaltern Social Life in Southern Iranian Oil Fields.
Room 32 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorAria Fani, University of California, Berkeley
discussantNasrin Rahimieh , University of California, Irvine
Aria Fani , University of California, Berkeley
Forging a Rhetoric of Poetic Untranslatability: The Case of Shafi‘ī-Kadkani and His Hafiz
Jane Mikkelson , University of Chicago
Translation at the Confluence of Two Worlds: The Realignment of Islamic and Hindu Monotheisms in Dārā Shokūh’s Majmaʿ ol-Baḥrayn
Samad Alavi , University of Washington
Ordinary Renditions: Iranian Prison Memoirs in the Global Market
Milad Odabaei , University of California, Berkeley
History and Politics in Translation: Mirza Saleh Shirazi’s Safarnameh
Room 31 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorMaziyar Ghiabi, University of Oxford
chairFariba Adelkhah,
Maziyar Ghiabi , University of Oxford
The Medical Republic of Iran: Pathology, Crisis and the Management of the Margins
Mitra Asfari , René Descartes University
An Integrated Group of Strangers Called Gorbat
Kevan Harris , University of California, Los Angeles
Capital at the Margins: Logics of Investment Across Iran's Private and Semi-Public Sectors
Fariba Adelkhah , Sciences Po, CERI
Dirty money” is Not Harâm
Room 33 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorBeeta Baghoolizadeh, University of Pennsylvania
chairReza Zia-Ebrahimi ,
discussantReza Zia-Ebrahimi, King's College London
Beeta Baghoolizadeh , University of Pennsylvania
White, Black, and Iranians in Between: The Racial Language of Difference, 1872-1941
Neda Maghbouleh , University of Toronto
Off-White: Iranian-Americans and Race from 1950-present
Parisa Vaziri , University of California, Irvine
Racialized Modernity and the Anthropology of Winds: Nasser Taghvai’s Bad-e Jinn
Mira Xenia Schwerda , Harvard University
Seen and Unseen: Depictions of Africans in Qajar Art and Visual Culture
Room 7 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
chairAnousha Sedighi,
Saera Kwak , Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Grammatical Errors in Persian by Korean Learners
Peyman Nojoumian , University of Southern California
Developing Online Resources for Persian Language Learners, Challenges and Solutions
Ladan Hamedani , University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Teaching Persian to Both Heritage and Foreign Language Learners
Ali Abasi , University of Maryland, College Park
The Contributions of Corpus-Linguistics to Persian Language Curriculum Development
Nahal Akbari , University of Maryland, College Park
Rhetorical Patterns in Persian Professioanl Communications and Business Letters: Implications for Teaching Persian Writing and Intercultural Communication
Room 30 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorUlrich Marzolph, Georg-August University
Ali Boozari , Art University
Mirzā ʿAli-Qoli Khoʾi’s Illustrations to Jouhari’s Ṭufān al-bokā and Other Books of the “Rowże-Khāni” Genre
Ulrich Marzolph , Georg-August University
Mirzā ʿAli-Qoli Khoʾi The Master Illustrator of Lithographed Books in the Qajar Period
Mahbobe Ghods , Columbia University
Changing Times and the Time for Change: The Influence and Contribution of Mirzā ʿAli-Qoli Khoʾi to Modern and Contemporary Iranian Art
Roxana Zenhari , Georg-August University
“Irregular” Illustrations: Mirzā ʿAli-Qoli Khoʾi’s Visual Representation of Saʿdi’s Poems
Room 24 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
chairAzadeh Ganjeh,
Azadeh Ganjeh , Bern University
Danish Pastry or Gole Mohammadi? Effects of State Policies on Hamlet Performances in Iran
Gholamreza Vatandoust , American University of Kuwait
Beyond the Shari'a: "White Marriages" in the Islamic Republic of Iran
Room 26 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
convenorStaci Gem Scheiwiller, California State University, Stanislaus
chairIlse Sturkenboom,
discussantIlse Sturkenboom, University of Vienna
Negar Habibi , Aix-Marseille University
Female Artistic Patronage in Pre-Modern Iran
Elika Palenzona-Djalili , University of Zurich
A Relational Understanding of Gendered Beauty in Early Qajar Painting

12:10 pm - 02:00 pm

Special Session - Room 33 12:10 pm - 02:00 pm
convenorNayereh Tohidi & Ata Hoodashtian,
chairTouraj Atabaki,
Hassan Yousefi Eshkevari , Independent Scholar
Is Islamic Science Possible?
Nayereh Tohidi , California State University, Northridge
Women’s Studies in Iran’s Universities: A Display of the Paradox of Islamic Republic
Ata Hoodashtian , Umef University
Human Science, Critical Thought, and Iran
Saeed Paivandi , University of Lorraine
The Meaning and Trajectory of Islamization of the Humanities in Iran
Mohammad-Reza Nikfar , Independent Scholar
On Fortunate and Unfortunate Aspects of Social Sciences and Humanities in Iran
Sadegh Zibakalam , University of Tehran
Some First-Hand Experiences and Observations on Challenges Facing Social Sciences in Iran

05:00 pm - 06:00 pm

Grosser Festsaal (1st floor) 05:00 pm - 06:00 pm
General Meeting of The Association for Iranian Studies

06:00 pm - 09:00 pm

Grosser Festsaal (1st floor) 06:00 pm - 09:00 pm
Closing reception