Art and Culture of Iranian Shiism to be Discussed in Oxford
Oxford University will be the host of a conference on the Art
and material Culture of Iranian Shiism, 7-8 of July 2006.
Tehran, 28 June 2006 (CHN) -- The conference on the Art and
Material Culture of Iranian Shiism will be held at Oxford University from 7-8
July 2006 by the attendance of scholars, experts in Iranian studies and
This conference is organized by the Middle East Center of
St. Antony’s College,
University of Oxford in association with the Maison Francaise
d’Oxford and the Iran Heritage
Foundation, and is supported by the Institute of Ismaili
The conference will cover Iran from
earliest Islamic times until the 21st century, with a special focus on four main
periods including Safavid (1501-1736 AD), Qajar (1796-1925 AD), Pahlavi
(1925-1979 AD) and the present time after the Islamic Revolution of the 1979.
According to the Iran Heritage Foundation, despite the numerous studies
of Iranian art and material culture, covering architecture, object studies, flat
art, and photography, very little work has been published on the subject of
“This first interdisciplinary conference aims to address
this problem by bringing together historians, art historians, anthropologists
and folklorists, in order to try and identify what is specifically Shiite in the
art and material culture of Iran. It will also include Iranian Shiism as it has
spread to other areas of the Islamic world, in particular India and East
Africa,” says Iran Heritage Foundation in its announcement.
scientists from Iran, the United States, Norway, Germany, France, Uzbekistan,
Lebanon, England and Pakistan will give lectures in this conference.
conference will be held at Maison Francaise d’Oxford, University of Oxford, 2-10
Norham Road, Oxford OX2 6SE.
For further information or to book your
accommodation, you may refer to the website of University of Oxford at:
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