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* Artists: Exhibit at women's conference


* Rights: In defense of Abbas Amir-Entezam, Berkeley
Lecture: Music and Song in Persia, London
Art: Center for Iranian Modern Arts, New York
Art: Aylene Fallah, Gallery Ovissi, Emeryville

* Education: Iranian Culture and Civilization, U. Washington
Job: Teach Persian at Arizona University
Photography: National Geographic featuring Caspian
Lecture: Modernity in Iranian women's poetry, Virginia
Conference: Iran and the Second World War
Job: Iranian American Council Executive Director
Conference: Women's Liberation in Iran Today

* Conference: Tehran seminar on Caspain Sea
Music: Traditional/Folk Music, Seattle

* Conference: Iranian studies, Maryland
Women: International conference

* Conference: Iranian academic conference, New York
* Conference: Mechanical eng. conference, Tehran

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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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* In defense of Abbas Amir-Entezam, Berkeley

"In Defense of Abbas Amir-Entezam and in Protest to the Violations of Human Rights in Iran" ... Sponsored by: "The Committee for Freedom of Thought and Expression in Iran (Northern California)"

Guest Speakers:

* Ramin Ahmadi, Human Rights activist and the author of "Case of Abbas Amir-Entezam"
* Hamid Akbari, Human Rights activist
* Mahmoud Rafi, Secretary of the League for the Defense of Human Rights in Iran (based in Berlin)
* Nemat Mirzazadeh (M.Azarm), Poet and researcher

Date: Saturday May 8, 1999
Time: Gathering at 6:00 P.M. Program at 7:00 P.M.
Place: 145 Dwinelle Hall University of California, Berkeley

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* Lecture: Music and Song in Persia, London

This is just a note to invite you to a lecture demonstration on 10 May at SOAS in London at 6:30 pm in the Brunei Ballery Cafe . This will be presented by Dr. Lloyd Miller (also known as Kurosh Ali Khan in Tehran for his long running television program on music) and Curzon Press.

Dr Miller of the University of Utah, will be speaking on his new book "Music and Song in Persia: the art of avaz" This book launch will be attended by ethomusicologists, musicians such as Mr. Fariborz Kiani and other artists and scholars to introduce this important new text. Please invite your colleagues.

We look forward to seeing you. For further information please contact Dr. Leonard Lewisohn at School for Oriental and Asian Studies in London:

Katherine St. John

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* Aylene Fallah, Gallery Ovissi, Emeryville

Gallery Ovissi invites you to attend an opening for THE HUMAN CONDITION: RECENTS WORKS BY AYLENE FALLAH Delicately created mixed media sculptures that explore Aylene's desire to understand issued of gender, religion and her Iranian heritage. All the pieces are created from materials and photographs from her family in Iran and abroad.

Opening: Saturday, May 15 at 6:30 - 9 p.m.

Artist Talk: Sunday, May 16 at 1 p.m.

Gallery Ovissi, 1425 Park Ave., Emeryville

Hours: Mon-Fri by appt./ Sat-Sun 11- 5 p.m.

Please call for further information: 510-601-6874

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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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* Teach Persian at Arizona University

The Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of Arizona announces a one-year position in the area of Persian language and literature. Persian language proficiency is essential and applicants must have a primary specialization in Persian literature. A specialization in contemporary Iranian cultural studies is also highly desirable.

The successful candidate will demonstrate significant scholarly accomplishment and potential, as well as evidence of excellence in teaching. During the 1999-00 academic year, s/he will teach introductory and advanced courses in Persian language, literature, and cultural studies.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. Salary range is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Although this is not a tenure-track position, the department is interested in a candidate who will be eligible to apply for a tenure-track position that will begin in 2000-01 and for which recruitment will take place next year.

Deadline: Priority will be given to applications received by April 30, 1999.

Please send a detailed letter of application, CV, and three (3) letters of recommendations to: Persian Search Committee, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Arizona, P.O. Box 210080, Tucson, Arizona, 85721-0080. The University of Arizona is a AA/EOE/ADA employer

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* National Geographic to feature Caspian region

Since 1990, Reza [Deghati]'s assignments for NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC have spanned the globe, taking him from the Nile Delta to the legendary Silk Road and from Turkey to China's booming western frontier.

For his most recent project he traveled to the world's largest inland body of water-the 149,200-square-mile (386,398-square-kilometer) Caspian Sea in Central Asia. There, Reza investigated and documented the strategically located and economically valuable sea itself as well as its importance in the lives of people in the five countries along its shores.

You'll see how the collapse of the Soviet Union has resulted in the emergence of new countries and how the region struggles with the harmful effects of pollution. From Kazakh nomads to nuclear power plants and from the centuries-old caviar industry to a flourishing oil industry, you'll witness a remarkable contrast between old and new.

Step behind the camera with this superb photojournalist for a firsthand look at this pivotal region as it prepares to enter a new century. Reza's Caspian Sea assignment will be featured in the May 1999 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.

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* Modernity in Iranian women's poetry, Virginia

By invitation of the Iranian American Cultural Society of Maryland, Dr. Farzaneh Milani- writer, poet, prof. of Persian Study from the University of Virginia- talks about "From the Mirror of Venus to Weapons of Mars: Modernity and Mobility in Contemporary Iranian Women's Poetry."

Where: Room 264, Smith Hall, Towson University
When: 4:00 P.M. Sunday, May 16.
Free Admission

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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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* Job opportunity: Iranian American Council Executive Director

Position: American-Iranian Council (AIC) is seeking a dynamic full-time Executive Director. AIC is an affirmative action employer. Applications are accepted until the position is filled... The AIC was established for the purpose of: 1) promoting dialogue and improved relations between the peoples and governments of the United States and Iran; 2) supporting efforts to construct a civil society in Iran; and 3) encouraging the participation of the Iranian-American community in formulation of US policy toward Iran... DETAILS HERE

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* Conference: Women's Liberation in Iran Today

Medusa is holding its first conference, titled "Women's Liberation in Iran Today, Preconditions and Obstacles", on 7-9 May 1999 in Stockholm, Sweden. Several experts on women's issues and known personalities of women's organizations both from Iran and abroad will participate in the discussion panel ... 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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* Traditional/Folk Music, Seattle

The Iranian Cultural-Arts Society (ICAS) in Seattle and the Persian Circle of University of Washington are pleased to present the following Iranian Traditional/Folk Music Concert:

Marjan Vahdat: Vocal and Daf
Reza Derakhshani: Setar, Tar, & Ney
Nicole Bartelmeh: Poem Reciting

Time: Saturday, May 8 at 8:00 PM sharp
Place: Kane Hall, University of Washington
Tickets are $15 each

For more information please send an email to or call (206) 285-5922. Please inform others about this exciting event.

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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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* Mechanical engineering conference, Tehran

First call for Papers ISME2000

4th International Conference of Iranian Society of Mechanical Engineers

May 16-19, 2000

Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran

Conference Chairman: Prof. Mohammad Durali, School of Mechanical Engineering Sharif University of Technology ... 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