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* TV: Amirani's "Hallelujah Hendrix"


* Concert: Iranian traditional music
Conference: Third Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies
Seminar: "Gods" and "Goddesses"
Seminar: Iranian Journalism

* Arts: Bookreading & jazz in Bay Area
Photography: Shirin Neshat in Chicago

* Film: "The Apple" in Washington DC
Education: Iranian Culture, U. Washington
Lecture: Hollywood's perception of Iranians
Fellowship: Researchers from Iran
Community: Iranian organization "most exemplary"
Play: Bayzaie's The 8th Voyage of Sinbad

* Documentary: Shamlou
* Artists: Exhibit at women's conference
* Art: Center for Iranian Modern Arts, New York
* Conference: Iran and the Second World War
* Conference: Tehran seminar on Caspain Sea
* Conference: Iranian studies, Maryland
Women: International conference

* Conference: Iranian academic conference, New York

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* Amirani's "Hallelujah Hendrix"

This Saturday get your imaginary guitars out and watch HALLELUJAH HENDRIX on Britain's BBC2 tv channel.

Saturday 5th June 1999
10:00 pm

Producer-Director: AMIR AMIRANI
0171-328 7057

In September 1997, the first blue plaque ever erected to the memory of a rock star went up on a London building. It had taken Jimi Hendrix's one-time girlfriend Kathy Etchingham five years to convince English Heritage, but once convinced, they enjoyed placing his memorial next to the plaque for George Fredrick Handel who used to live next door. HALLELUJAH HENDRIX is the story of the blue plaque, and of all who were concerned with its produciton and erection, culminating in the unveiling by Pete Townsend.

* CONCERT: Iranian traditional music

Seattle's Iranian Cultural-Arts Society (ICAS) and the Persian Circle would like to invite you to an Iranian Traditional Music Concert featuring Mehdi Falaah (vocals), Hossein Behrozinia (barbat), Ramin Bahrami (tombak), Mehrdad Naghebian (daf), and Reza Honari (kamancheh) on Saturday, June 19 at 8:00 PM, Kane Hall, University of Washington. Tickets are $15 each and will be sold at the Iranian stores and restaurants soon. More information will be sent later. For information please call (206) 285-5922 or send an email to

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* "Gods" and "Goddesses": Myths as the possible stories of our lives

Dr. Mona Afary will lead this two-day seminar June 5 & 6 at CPPAE Building (Communication Public Policy and Applied Ethics) room number 134 at Santa Clara university. She will use the psychological perspective of a Jungian Psychiatrist, Dr. Jean Shinoda Bolen. These myths will be related to our personality types and character styles in the context of our culture and gender. These concepts will be explained in simple terms in Farsi with relevant examples ... DETAILS HERE

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* The Third Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies

The Society for Iranian Studies (SIS), The American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIrS) and the Society for Iranian Studies (SIS) are pleased to announce the Third Biennial Conference on Iranian studies to be held in Bethesda, Maryland, May 25-28, 2000 ... DETAILS HERE

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* SEMINAR: Iranian Journalism: Past, Present, & Future

Monday, June 7, 1999

SIPA Building, 420 118th Street. at Amsterdam Ave. New York, NY, 10027

Exhibit opens at 11:00 AM
Panels: 4:00 - 8:00 PM

Panel Participants:

1) Mohsen Armin, Asr-e Ma newspaper
2) Ahmad Bourghani, Former Deputy Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance for Press
3) Shahaboddin Farrokhyar, Freelance journalist
4) Hossein Ghazian, Rah-e No magazine
5) Rajabali Mazroui, Chairman of the Iranian Journalists Syndicate
6) Arash Naraghi, Kiyan magazine
7) Abdolali Rezaie, Director of the Center for Media Studies
8) Reza Tehrani, Sobh-e Emrouz newspaper

Sponsored by: The Middle East Institute, Columbia University

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* Bookreading & jazz in Bay Area

Jazz & Gallery Ovissi is pleased to announce: A Bay Area reading of A WORLD BETWEEN Poems, Short Stories, and Essays by Iranian-Americans AND jazz music by Hafez Modirzadeh. Saturday, June 5, 7-9 PM (doors open at 6 PM) at Gallery Ovissi, 1425 Park Ave. Emeryville, CA, Tel: (510) 601-6874... DETAILS HERE

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* Shirin Neshat in Chicago

Mehran Azhar writes: "Rapture," which opened in early May will be on exhibit at the Art Institute of Chicago throigh August 1 along with several of Shirin Neshat's photographs... DETAILS HERE

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* "The Apple" in Washington DC

Simin Habibian writes: Samira Makhmalbaf's "The Apple" is coming to Washington DC starting June 11th. It will be showing at the Cineplex Odeon Inner Circle, 2301 M St. NW. For show times call: 202-822-2033. Group sales of 50 or more, call: 202-274-1728

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* Hollywood's perception of Iranians

"Center for Dialogue" presents: "Hollywood's Perception of Iranian", a talk by Yahya Kamalipour, Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Communication and Creative Arts, Purdue University. As a part of this presentation, there will be short excerpts from several Hollywood movies in which Iranians are stereotyped.

Professor Kamalipour is the author of "Images of the U.S. Around the World: A Multicultural Perceptive" and "Cultural Diversity and the U.S. Media". He is also the editor of "The U.S. Media and the Middle East: Image and Perception" and "Mass Media in the Middle East: a Comprehensive Handbook".

Date: Saturday May 29, 1999

Time: 7:00 P.M.

Place: 22 Warren Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Warren Hall is on the West edge of campus (near the intersection of Oxford St. and University Ave.)

Lecture in Persian.

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* Travel fellowship for researchers from Iran

The International Association for the Study of Persian-speaking Societies is pleased to announce the continuation of our Travel Fellowship Program by a grant from the Open Society Institute through 1999. Travel Fellowships are available for scholars and researchers from Iran to take part in academic and cultural conferences and conventions in the United States ... DETAILS HERE

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* Iranian organization "most exemplary" in Oregon

The Asian Reporter Scholarship and Awards Selection Committee has unanimously selected the Andisheh Center for its contribution and tireless effort on behalf of the Iranian community, as one of the community's Most Exemplary Volunteer Organizations in Oregon. The Committee has also recognized Dr. Malekeh Taleghani as the Community's most exemplary volunteer activist ... DETAILS HERE

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* Play: The 8th Voyage of Sinbad

Written By: Bahram Bayzaie
Translated By: Bella Warda and Zara Houshmand
Directed By: Jim Cave
Location: South Berkeley Community Church, Berkeley, California

A joint production by Darvag and Shotgun Players (also based in Berkeley California). Opening Night: Saturday, June 12, $20... DETAILS HERE

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* Documentary: Shamlou

Would you like to show a documentary about poet Ahmad Shamlou ("Ahmad Shamlou: Master Poet of Liberty") in your community? Here's who you should contact: Dr. Bahman Maghsoudlou (producer), The International Film and Video Center, 989 First Avenue New York NY 10022, Tel: 212-826-8848, email:

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* Artists: Exhibit at women's conference

The Tenth International Conference of The Iranian Women's Studies Foundation presents: "The Iranian Woman at the Threshold of the Year 2000" - July 2-5, 1999 Concordia University, Montreal, Canada

The organizing committee for the 10th International IWSF Conference is inviting all Iranian women artists to participate in a group exhibition by submitting their work.

Eligibility requirements: Please submit the following documents to the address provided below no later than May 30, 1999:

1- Ten color slides of the proposed artworks.
2- A brief description of the project (250 words maximum) including: subject, title, measurements, medium, etc.
3- A copy of your C.V.

* Due to limited space available for the exhibition the organizing committee will select works from submitted projects.
* Any proposal received after the May 30 deadline will not be considered
* Please do not send your originals

Address of the Art Exhibition: IWSF C/O AFIM P.O. Box 354 Station "H" Montreal, Qc. H3G 2L1

Tel: (514) 934-9378 or (514) 369-8836
Fax: (514) 369-4831

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* Center for Iranian Modern Arts, New York

Center for Iranian Modern Arts (CIMA) has opened in New York City with works by Siah Armajani, Monir Farmanfarmaian and more (through May 28). Address: CIMA, 24 East 20th Street, Fl 4, (Between Broadway and Park Ave S), New York, NY, tel: (212) 475-1287.

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* Iranian Culture and Civilization, University of Washington

I am pleased to inform you that the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at the University of Washington has approved Iranian Culture and Civilization as a core departmental offering in term "a" of its summer quarter 1999 program. As you know, teaching language courses which has been added to my teaching load since 1996 has not allowed me to offer this course, which requires no prior knowledge of the Persian language or Iranian culture. This arrangement makes it possible for me once again to offer this popular and, to me, all-important undergraduate course. Whether it will be taught in the future or not depends on the degree of student participation. Therefore, I ask you to please bring this opportunity to the attention of all those UW and access students who may be interested in learning something about Iran and its 3,000-year old culture. Below, you will see a brief description of the course content and structure.

Iranian Culture and Civilization (NE 250, 5 Credits) is an introductory level course aimed at familiarizing students with the land, the people, the history, and the present situation of Iranian and Iranate cultures. It pursues the dual goal first of fostering an appreciation of the cultural patterns that have kept Iran a distinct and significant force among world cultures, and second of examining the part that cultural factors have played in Irans efforts to come to terms with the forces of modernity without losing its distinct identity. The course utilizes a variety of means and mediums to achieve these ends. Historical overviews of the culture and diverse literary texts will be supplemented by films, slide shows, musical performances and various other pedagogical tools to help the students broaden and deepen their understanding of the most important monuments and documents of cultural significance.

Classes run from June 21 to July 21, 1999, and meet MWF, 1:10-4:30 p. m. For more information, contact the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization at 543-6033.

Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak

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* Call for Papers: Iran and the Second World War

The Center for the History of Diplomacy Studies in the Institute for Political and International Studies (IPIS) intends to convene a seminar on Iran and the Second World War, on September 25-26, 1999. The main topics of this scientific gathering are based on two political and cultural dimensions with the following subtitles:... DETAILS HERE

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* Tehran seminar on Caspain Sea

Seventh Annual Seminar on Central Asia & the Caucasus: "The Caspian Sea: Opportunities & Obstacles" - June 22-23,1999

Following the disintegration of the former Soviet Union,the Caspian Sea and its surroundings have gained international attention as a highly important region of the world. This importance is attributed to enormous unexploited resources of energy and also its capacity as a transportation ... DETAILS HERE

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* Conference: Iranian studies

The Third Biennial Conference on Iranian Studies, May 25-28, 2000, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Bethesda, MD; organized by the American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIrS) and The Society for Iranian Studies (SIS) ... DETAILS HERE

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* The Iranian Woman at the Threshold of the Year 2000

The Tenth International Conference of the Iranian Women's Studies Foundation presents: The Iranian Woman at the Threshold of the Year 2000 - July 2-5, 1999 Montreal, Canada Concordia University... DETAILS HERE

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* Iranian Academic Association conference, New York

Dear colleague:

It is a great pleasure to invite you to submit papers for the 4th IAA (Iranian Academic Association) Annual Conference. The meeting will convene at the City University of New York, New York City, on September 18-19, 1999. The theme of this scientific gathering has been chosen as: Oil, Petrochemicals, Energy and the Environment ... DETAILS HERE

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Rediscover Iran

Iranian-Americans: Who Are We Becoming?

A Dialogue Convened by the Iranian-American Cultural Association on Saturday, 17 April 199, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm, at Georgetown University, Washington, DC. ... DETAILS HERE

Six-week mini-semester abroad in Iran

It is because of this desire to share these experiences with others that I have begun setting up a non-profit organization called Rediscover Iran whose goal is to create opportunities for Iranian-American youth to have direct contact with the Iranian people and their culture. This summer RI will be offering a six-week Mini-Semester Abroad in Iran where participants will engage in cultural and educational activities in addition to receiving language instruction. Some of the activities include:

- archeological dig
- living with nomads or villagers
- learning to play traditional Iranian musical instruments
- visiting industrial sites
- helping charity organizations
- travel to Isfahan and Shiraz
- etc ... MORE DETAILS