Yarshater's urgent message

ebi amirhosseini
by ebi amirhosseini

An urgent message from Prof. Yarshater!!

June 27, 2008

Dear colleagues and friends, I have been informed of the shocking news that a decree has been passed by the Italian Council of Ministers to shut down the famous Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente (IsIAO). It is inconceivable that such an extraordinary institution which has been active during the past 100 years in promoting knowledge of Iran, India, Afghanistan, the Far East, and recently also Africa with amazing success should be abolished. Professor Giuseppe Tucci and his successor Professor Gherardo Gnoli have done wonders in spreading the knowledge of Iranian lands, their archaeology, their history and their culture. To deprive the Iranian Studies from the services and contributions of this marvelous institution is a severe blow to the promotion of the knowledge of Iran on the international scene. Professor Tosi has sent an email requesting all supporters of Iranian studies to sign a letter written to the President of the Italian Republic to support the continuation of IsIAO. Please by all means add your signature to this letter and encourage your friends and colleagues to do so as well. To add your signature please visit //iranica.c.topica.com/maalZ1nabItGzaDhXLEb/ And please do this as soon as possible, hopefully before the end of the week. Thanks.

With best wishes,

Ehsan Yarshater


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tnx Azizaan!.

P.S. -I also posted this on my facebook page,got an overwhelming response from my friends.You might want to do that too!?.

 -The Honorable Prof:



Best Wishes

Khodadad Rezakhani


by Khodadad Rezakhani on

Kheili Mamnoon and hundreds of thanks to Prof. Yarshater for this. I just came online to write something about this when I saw your post. I wrote a little  blog entry on it and gave links. This is a disaster...


luckily I got to sign again with iranian.com, as...

by Monda on

my institution. I had used same email address for our son's signature (my first signature was not registered/one name per email address rule). Rosie joon, thank you for the proper instruction! ;o)


Rosie T.

Great PR. We have to elevate the site in the consciousness of

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the Iranian community as having serious people who are SERIOUSLY committed to politics, academics and high art.  As well as the people who just come here for "fun".

We are the world.  We are the children.

Rosie (just like your avatar)

PS You probably didn't think of it because you don't have a background in public relations so you don't know the basic concept of "generating a BUZZ".  But hey, for all I know you're a nuclear physicist.  I have trouble with the captcha challenges.  :o)


why didn't I think of

by Monda on

showing iranian.com, yes it would've been good PR.

Rosie T.

Thankd, Ebi, I signed, I'm a great admirer of Yarshater.

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I even put iranian.com as my institution just to do a little pr and to assure people that we are not all Philistines.

And why not?  After all, it IS an institution.

A mental institution.

Rosie Tozih

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Samsam Jaan

by ebi amirhosseini on

Thnx,please spread the word.

Best Wishes


I signed under Ebi samsamian

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Sign please

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Payandeh Iran !