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Nov 30-Dec 4, 1998 / Azar 9-13, 1377

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* Lecture: Ferdowsi and language of Khorasan, Berkeley
* Lecture: Student leader in Berkeley


* Women: International conference
* Art: Gallery Ovissi - First specializing in Iranian art
* Forouhar meomrial: New York
* Film: Divorce Iranian Style, In New York

* Art show: Qajar paintings at Brooklyn Museum of Art

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* Ferdowsi and language of Khorasan, Berkeley

After convening six months of Shahnameh Reading sessions on regular basis (every two weeks), Shahnameh Learning League (SLL) is proud to host Dr. Mahmoud Omidsalar this Saturday December 5th from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at 145 Dwinell Hall of Berkeley University.

This is the first of lecture series specifically tailored to further understand Shahnameh. Dr. Omidsalar's will present "Ferdowsi and the Literary language of Khorasan".

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* Student leader in Berkeley

Manouchehr Mohammadi founder and leader of the Society of Intellectual Students in Iran will be speaking at UC Berkeley.

Sponsered by Center of Near Eastern Studies and Radio Havaye Tazeh. Saturday Dec 5 @ 7:00 PM , Room 145 Dwinell Hall. UC Berkeley info.(415)673 4726

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* Gallery Ovissi: First specializing in Iranian art

Press release:

Maryam Ovissi and Daryl Pendleton are proud to announce the opening of Gallery Ovissi in Emeryville, California. The Gallery will feature unique exhibitions and events that share the works of contemporary Iranian and Middle Eastern artists in the United States.

Iranian-born Maryam Ovissi, the daughter of internationally renown Iranian artist Nasser Ovissi, has been a part of the art world since birth. Her experience and expertise in art has allowed her to curate annual exhibitions for Iranian and Arab artiststhroughout the United States... FULL TEXT

* International conference

The Tenth International Conference of the Iranian Women's Studies Foundation "The Iranian Woman at the Threshold of the Year 2000" will be held at the University of Montreal on July 2-5,1999 in Montreal, Canada.

Foundation: IWSF, PO Box 380882, Cambridge, MA 02238-0882, USA, Tel: 617-492-9001, Fax: 617-492-0111, Email:

Local Committee: IWSF, PO Box 354 Station "H", Montreal (QC), H3G 2L1, CANADA, Tel: 514-735-7776, Fax: 514-934-9912, Email:

* Memorial for the Forouhars, New York

Wake for Dariush and Parvaneh Forouhar

Jebhe Melli Iran (New York) and the Nation's Party of Iran are having a program in New York on December 4th in Columbia university at Hamilton Hall Room 602. The program will start at 6:30 P.M. Program includes the showing of the film of the actual "khaksepari" ceremonies in Tehran with tens/hundreds of thousands of participants. Place: S.W.Mudd Bulding/ Engineering Building, Room 207 Columbia University Manhattan, New York Broadway & 116th Streert

All are invited to attend

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* Divorce Iranian Style, In New York

Directed by Kim Longinotto and Ziba Mir-Hosseini
80 MINS.

One woman tells the judge her husband is crazy: in 30 years he has refused to let her answer the phone. (In Iran "craziness" is one of the few acceptable grounds for divorce when proceedings are brought by a woman; for men, divorce is granted upon request.) A 16-year-old, married at age 14 to a man 2 1/2 times her age, explains that she desperately wants a divorce to go back to school. Another pleads for custody of her 4-year-old daughter, having already lost custody of the older child. "You're poisoning my tea," mutters the judge to a woman who insists he find her misplaced file within the hour (he had suggested she return in a week). Inside an Iranian divorce court, a stream of veiled women (some only teenager others elderly) make use of reason, wit, charm, and chicanery to get what they want above all else: a divorce. Daily: 2, 3:40, 5:20, 7, 8:40, 10:20

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Research Fellowship in Iranian Studies

The American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIrS) offers a six-month fellowship tenable in Tehran. The recipient will also be the representative of AIIrs in Iran. The period of the fellowship will be January through June, 1999. The stipend, contingent on the receipt of funding, will be at the level of an assistant professor, plus transportation. Applicants must have their Ph.D. in hand, speak Persian well, and be U.S. citizens. Selection will begin in November and candidates may be interviewed in Chicago during the MESA meetings December 3-6.

Applications should include a CV, details of the applicant's research project, and the names and addresses of two referees, and should be sent to: Professor Michael Bonine, American Institute of Iranian Studies, Department of Geography, Harvill Building, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721.


Student scholarship - northern California

An Iranian Student Scholarship is being offered by the Society of Iranian Professionals (SIP) in northern California. Please tell your friends and family. Also in order to broaden SIP's ability to sponsor more students , SIP would welcome any donation for this cause. For more information please contact: 408-496-9093 or send email to: or visit us at

Art show

First Exhibition of Persian Painting from the Qajar Dynasty, 1785-1925 at Brooklyn Museum of Art October 23, 1998-January 24, 1999... FULL TEXT


THE QAJAR EPOCH Culture, Art & Architecture in Qajar Persia 2-4 September 1999 The 'Qajar Epoch' conference will be held at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London from the 2nd until the 4th of September 1999. The focus of the conference will be on the Culture, Art & Architecture of the Qajar period. The conference is part of a two conference series. The second conference, which will focus on Religion and Society of the Qajar Period, will be held in September 2000.. DETAILS HERE


Energy conference in Tehran

The Second International Non-Renewable Energy Sources Congress and Exhibition

December 12-17, 1998, Tehran, Iran... DETAILS HERE


Dialogue of Civilizations?

Call For Papers: Islamic Revolution's Cultural Documentation Organization intends to hold a 2-day international seminar on December 13-14, 1998 entitled: "Dialogue of Civilizations?" All experts, scholars and lecturers are invited to send their papers in maximum 15 pages before December 6, 1998 to the Seminar's Secretariat. Topics: ... CLICK HERE

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