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Welcome to the Iranian Studies hub for the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor! Here you can learn about our undergraduate curriculum, scholarly projects, community outreach, and upcoming events. Enjoy!

Upcoming Events

Feb
22
Thu
4:00 pm Persian Tea Hour @ 6000 STB
Persian Tea Hour @ 6000 STB
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Persian Roundtable is delighted to invite one and all to join us for tea and open discussion this Thursday, Feb. 22. Our topic of conversation will be the upcoming winter break — what do you plan to do, where[...]
Mar
31
Sat
7:00 pm PSA Culture Show: Bahar @ Power Center
PSA Culture Show: Bahar @ Power Center
Mar 31 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PSA Culture Show: Bahar @ Power Center | Ann Arbor | Michigan | United States
To usher in the year 1397, the Persian Students’ Association will be hosting their annual culture show, Bahar (Spring), featuring music, dancing, singing, and guest performers. To purchase tickets ($10 students, $13 regular); visit tinyurl.com/Bahar2018.

Programs

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. (more…)

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…)

Latest Posts

PSW: Mana Kia

PSW is pleased to welcome Mana Kia (Columbia U), who will be workshopping a paper titled “Historicizing Origins between Iran and India” on Monday, February 19, 5:00-7:00 PM in room 1185 North Quad. Kia’s paper is part of a longer chapter on the meaning […]

Special Roundtable Event: Ahmet Karamustafa

We are very excited to have Prof. Ahmet Karamustafa (History, University of Maryland) join us for a special session of the Persian Roundtable! Prof. Karamustafa is a specialist in medieval Islam, particularly Sufi thought and practice in Anatolia, and is […]

Conference of the Birds | Cameron Cross

For those of you interested in Persian mystical literature, the Islamic Books Reading Group will host an informal discussion next Wednesday about the famous Conference of the Birds (Manteq al-tayr) by the twelfth/thirteenth-century sufi poet Farid al-din ‘Attar, led by […]

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