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Major New Iran Archive Arrives at Stanford

Major New Collection Joins Stanford’s Rapidly Increasing Modern Iran Archive

The papers of Shahrokh Meskoob, one of modern Iran’s most respected and acclaimed public intellectuals, literary critics, memoirists, and Shahnameh scholar and commentator, were recently donated to Stanford University. 

The collection includes hundreds of letters from some of Iran's most prominent intellectuals, thousands of pages of notes, and first drafts of many of his manuscripts. 

New archives added to Iran collection at Stanford University

The Hamid and Christina Moghadam Program in Iranian Studies, in collaboration with Dr. C. Ryan Perkins (South Asian and Islamic Studies Librarian) and the Green Library, is happy to announce the arrival of a new and important archive at Stanford. Ms. Homa Sarshar, one of the most prominent Iranian journalists of our time, has kindly donated her archives to Stanford University.

Parissa Receives 11th Bita Prize for Persian Arts

The acclaimed classical Iranian singer, Parissa, received the 11th Bita Prize for Persian Arts on Friday, November 9, 2018 at Stanford University. 

Parissa has worked tirelessly to preserve the best of Iranian classical music and elevate the role of women in this tradition. The award ceremony included an audience of more than 450 guests, talks by Iranian Studies director Abbas Milani and Bita Daryabari and a special performance by Parissa, accompanied by her son, Dara Afraz, and the musician Emile Richard. 

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