12th Biennial Association for Iranian Studies Conference

Department: Center for Persian Studies and Culture

Date and Time: August 14, 2018 - August 17, 2018 | 9:00 AM-6:00 PM

Event Location: UC Irvine School of Humanities

Event Details


UC Irvine's Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture will host the Twelfth Biennial Iranian Studies Conference from August 14 to 17. Housed under the umbrella of the Association for Iranian Studies, this exciting conference will bring hundreds of scholars, students, academic and non-academic researchers and aficionados of Iranian studies to the University of California, Irvine for a range of scholarly panels, performances, and film screenings. This is the first time the conference will be hosted in Orange County and at UCI.

This is a unique and exciting series of events celebrating Iranian studies and culture.

Event highlights:

Film screening of "Taq-e Kasra: Wonder of Architecture" (2018), the first-ever documentary film on the world's largest brick vault, which is a symbol of the Persian Empire in the Sasanian era (224-651 AD). Taq Kasra was in serious danger of ISIS attacks in 2015-2016 and this was the main motivation for documentary maker Pejman Akbarzadeh to film the arch before it was potentially destroyed Panels on art, photography and literature in Iran, including panels on literary fiction and the family, the history of the literary tradition in Iran, modern poetry and more Panels on Armenians in Iran, with support from the UCI Armenian Studies Program Panels on race, diaspora studies, class, gender and culture Dance performances by Shahrokh Moshkin Ghalam and Gordafari Performance of Persian classical music by Namad Ensemble

The UCI community and the general public is offered discounted rates for onsite registration:

$50.00 - Conference Panels/Films/Exihibitions Access Only

Tuesday, August 14, 2018, 2-6 pm: On-site Registration
Wednesday, August 15-17, 2018, 9 am - 6 pm: Conference Panels


You can visit the conference and the full programe here.

At this time, online registration is closed. Only on-site registration is available.

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The Association for Iranian Studies is a private, not-for-profit, non-political organization of persons interested in Iranian Studies in the broadest sense.

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This conference is presented by Association for Iranian Studies in collaboration with UC Irvine's Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture, Farhang Foundation, Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, Farzaneh Family Foundation, ILEX Foundation, ROXCEL Group and Parow Estate.