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Amphibology/Ambiguity in Classical and Modern Persian Poetry

We are excited to invite you to our next Persian Roundtable, featuring a short talk by Morteza Fayazi with the title “Amphibology/Ambiguity in Classical and Modern Persian Poetry.” As usual, we will be serving tea and light refreshments, and students […]

A Star in the Literary Heavens

The Persian Roundtable is pleased to announce its next meeting at 4:00–5:00pm on Friday, October 19 (4000 STB), with a short presentation by Behnoush Rostami entitled “A Star in the Literary Heavens: The Life and Poetry of Parvin E’tesami.” As always, […]

Farzaneh Milani on Forugh Farrokhzad

We are extremely fortunate to have Dr. Farzaneh Milani (Dept. of Women Gender & Sexuality, University of Virginia) visiting us in Ann Arbor this Friday to give a talk on the celebrated poet Forugh Farrokhzad. Please note that her talk […]

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Persian Roundtable

The Persian Roundtable (میزگرد فارسی) is a forum to allow students, faculty, and members of the Ann Arbor community to interact and practice their Persian in a variety of contexts. (more…)

The Iranian Film Festival of Ann Arbor

The Iranian Film Festival takes place every autumn, offering a free program of curated Iranian films that engage with a chosen theme for that year. (more…)

The Great Lakes Adiban Society

The University of Michigan is a founding institution of the Great Lakes Adiban Society, a regional organization dedicated to the collaborative study of premodern Islamicate literatures. For more information, see our website.

Persianate Studies Workshop

The Persianate Studies Workshop (PSW) is a student-organized, interdisciplinary workshop dedicated to advancing knowledge of the Perisanate world in all its many facets. (more…)

The Iranian Revolution and its Disciplinary Aftereffects

A 2019 symposium reflecting on Iranian Studies 40 years after the Revolution of 1979. Photo by David Burnett. (more…)

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