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Tarabnameh Panel Discussion

Apr 12 2016 - 19:00
Professor Bahram Beyzaie will be joined by the actors from his newest play, Tarabnameh, for a panel discussion open to the public. They will be discussing Tarabnameh and will be happy to answer any questions you might have. Event will be in Persian.

Alternative Art Spaces and Practices in Iran

Apr 4 2016 - 18:30
Sohrab Kashani is an interdisciplinary artist and an independent curator based in Tehran. He has exhibited and held talks at numerous acclaimed institutions, universities, and museums worldwide. Sohrab is the founder and director of Sazmanab, an artist collective based in Tehran and on the internet.

Tarabnameh: Part 1

Mar 26 2016 - 17:00
A play written and directed by Bahram Beyzaie A hadji sets out to sell his servant and buy in his place a young slave girl. On the way, they see a poet about to be beheaded; a young lover in search of a purloined beloved; and troubadours, their profession banned, desperate to bring joy and laughter to any face. In short, the world they see is all topsy-turvy. Tarabnameh has its genealogy in the tradition of Takhte-Hozi plays—a tradition of ...

Evolution of Goodness: Empathy in Animals and Humans

Mar 9 2016 - 18:00
Frontiers of Science Interdisciplinary Project Presents: “Evolution of Goodness: Empathy in Animals and Humans” A lecture by Frans B.M de Waal Does morality come from God, as many religions believe, offering a foundation of theocracy, or could there be biological explanations that have more to do with evolution than Divine design? In this lecture, De Waal will discuss the sense of fairness in animals and will review expressions of empathy in ...

Play: Between the Grave and the Moon

Feb 27 2016 - 19:30
Written and Directed by Nasser Rahmaninejad Nasser Rahmaninejad is a prominent director and playwright from Iran. His new play, Between the Grave and the Moon: Chronicle of a Poet's Death, recounts the last days of the Iranian poet Mohammad Mokhtari before he was murdered by the Islamic Republic of Iran's agents. This theatrical monologue is an effort to resurrect the voice of the poet to describe his own last days. *Play is in Persian  

Iranian Diaspora Scholars and the Future of Iran

Feb 23 2016 - 18:30
Behdad Aminzadeh is a lead Research Scientist at Chevron Energy Technology Company. Pooya Azadi is a Senior Research Associate at MIT, and co-founder of WeViro – a startup company for promoting action against climate change. Dr. Aminzadeh and Dr. Azadi will be discussing a statistical comparative study of the Iranian diaspora scientific community and a preliminary inquiry into their possible role in Iran’s future development. Particular ...

Tarabnameh: A Modern Interpretation of a Traditional Play

Feb 17 2016 - 18:30
Acclaimed Iranian playwright Bahram Beyzaie will be discussing his upcoming play "Tarabnameh," sponsored by the Iranian Studies Program and the Stanford Festival of Iranian Arts. The play will be performed at the end of March. More information forthcoming. Bahram Beyzaie is one of Iran's most acclaimed filmmakers, playwrights, and scholars of the history of Iranian theater, both secular and religious. He was a leader of the generation of ...

A Portrait of Houshang Golshiri in Texts, Contexts, Manuscripts and Fragments

Jan 14 2016 - 14:00
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A Portrait of Houshang Golshiri in Texts, Contexts, Manuscripts and Fragments:   A Conference to celebrate the launch of the Golshiri Archive at Stanford The Iranian Studies Program and Stanford University's Green Library are happy to announce the arrival of the Houshang Golshiri papers at Stanford. To celebrate this unique collection and to inquire into the literary legacy of Houshang Golshiri, arguably the most important Iranian modernist ...

Hallowed Grounds and White Cubes: The Relation Between Burial Grounds and Art Spaces

Jan 13 2016 - 18:30
Barbad Golshiri is an Iranian artist and a socio-political critic of art. His mediums include video, installation art, photography, and performance art. In all of his art, the role of language as a necessary but contingent medium of expression plays a pivotal role. His most recent work focuses on grave markers, cemeteries, and obsequies. He documents burial grounds all across the globe and makes grave markers himself both for cemeteries and art ...

Eighth Annual Bita Prize for Persian Arts: Ehsan Yarshater

Nov 6 2015 - 18:30
Award Recipient: Professor Ehsan Yarshater Ehsan Yarshater is the Hagop Kevorkian Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Columbia University and Director of its Center for Iranian Studies.  He is the author and editor of a number of highly acclaimed scholarly works.  Among his books are Persian Poetry in the Second Half of the 15th Century (1953) and Southern Tati Dialects (1970). He has edited the third volume of The Cambridge History of Iran ...

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