Source: Iran Heritage Foundation
13-14 April 2013
St Mary's College, University of St Andrews
We are pleased to announce the inaugural Symposia Iranica, an international, biennial graduate conference with 99 speakers and 24 panels on 13-14 April 2013. The symposium seeks to challenge and support current and future generations of scholars in Iranian studies by facilitating dialogue and exchange, broadening knowledge and understanding of the wider field, and supporting professional development.
Hosted by the University of St Andrews, speakers from more than sixteen countries will present papers on a range of topics which include: ancient, medieval and modern Iranian history; poetry; classical and contemporary Persian literature; nationalism and identity; Persian art and architecture; and Persianate influences in India.
Attendance is free but registration in advance is required. Please visit symposia-iranica.com/registration.
List of Panels, Saturday 13th April 2013
For further details of the programme on Saturday, including speakers, the panel Chair, and times, please see the website here.
List of Panels, Sunday 14th April 2013
For further details of the programme on Sunday, including speakers, the panel Chair, and times, please see the website here.
Nationalism and the Enlightenment
Discussants: Professor Ali M. Ansari, University of St Andrews; Dr Michael Axworthy, University of Exeter; Dr Lloyd Ridgeon, University of Glasgow.
Early Career Scholars Q&A
Panellists: Professor Ali M. Ansari, British Institute of Persian Studies; Professor Robert Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh; Ms Maria Marsh, I.B.Tauris Publishers; Ms Kathy van Vliet-Leigh, Brill Academic Publishers; Mr Seth Priestman, The British Museum and the University of Southampton.
The Hagiography and Historiography of Medieval Iran
Discussants: Dr Evrim Binbas, Royal Holloway, University of London; Professor David Dumville, University of Aberdeen; Professor Charles Melville, University of Cambridge.
The Art and Architecture of Islamic Iran
Discussants: Professor Sussan Babaie, Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London; Professor Robert Hillenbrand, University of Edinburgh.
Mr Armin Yavari and Mr Michael Pye
Iran Heritage Foundation, the British Institute of Persian Studies, the Soudavar Memorial Foundation, Magic of Persia, the Society for the Study of Medieval Languages and Literature, the Royal Historical Society, the Bibliographical Society, I.B.Tauris Publishers, the Centre for Academic, Professional and Organisational Development and the School of History at the University of St Andrews.
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