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* Lecture: Azar Nafisi lecture in Virginia
* Lecture: Influence of other cultures on Iranains

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* Film: Mehrjui and pre-79 cinema in New York
* Film: Dariush Mehrjui in Columbus, Ohio
* Play: Berkeley play based on Hedayat's story
* Classes: Nader Naderpour Fall classes at UCLA
* Fellowship: Research Fellowship in Iranian Studies

* Play: "Remembering The Unforgettable" in Berkeley
* Poetry: Iranian women poetry reading in San Francisco

* Politics: Payman in Los Angeles
* Events: What's happening in Chicago?
* Art show: Qajar paintings at Brooklyn Museum of Art

* Politics: Habibollah Payman's lectures in Europe

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* Lecture in Texas: Influence of other cultures on Iranains

The Society of Iranian American Professionals (SIP) invites you to attend a free Seminar presented by Mrs. Golestaneh, on "A General View on the Influence of Other Countries on the Iranian Culture and Civilization." This free seminar will be held at:

Location: Collin County Community College, Room C-104 2800 E. Spring Creek PKWY, East of FWY 75 First right E. of Jupiter in Plano, Texas (northern suburb of Dallas).

Date: Saturday, Nov. 7 at 7:30 p.m.

For more information, please contact (972) 380-8898. Looking forward to your attendance.

Mehdi Azari


* Azar Nafisi lecture in Virginia

Anjomane Baresi Massael Siasi Iran Presents: Dr. Azar Nafissi

Topic: Critique of Culture & Culture of Critique In Contemporary Iran

Date: Friday November 13th 1998
Time: 7:30 PM
Location: McLean Governmental Center 1437 Balls Hill Road, McLean, Virginia 495 To Exit 11A (123-Chain Bridge Rd-McLean), Left on Lewinsville Rd, Right on Balls Hill Rd.

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* Call for Papers: Qajar art

From: Andrew Newman [email protected]

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.

The purpose of the conferences is to invite both established and younger scholars in the field to present their most recent research, new interpretations or assessments of the period. Papers must be presented either in English or Persian and should not exceed 35 minutes so as to allow 10 minutes for discussion. The organisers reserve the right to refuse any proposal not corresponding to the object and the academic level of the conference. Papers will be presented by theme and arranged by subject in sequential sessions... DETAILS HERE

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* Nader Naderpour Fall classes at UCLA

Nader Naderpour has been invited to the UCI & UCLA campuses to teach numerous courses in Persian literature and culture (all in Farsi). Due to the continuing interest in the Iranian community, the new series of Mr. Naderpour's classes are scheduled as follows:

Topic: Ferdowsi, Khayyam, Nezami, Molavi, Saadi, and Hafez's greatest works will be reviewed along with a brief biography of each. The only required prerequisite for this class is your own enthusiasm & aspiration for learning about Iranian literature/culture.

Location: UCLA, Dodd Hall, Room 175.

Time: Every other Sunday, 8 meetings, starting this Sunday Nov 8th, 3:00-5:00. Tuition: $150 for all sessions. Free for students (any college/university). I would appreciate it very much if you would forward this message to your Iranian friends & family in LA County & Orange County area for further distribution in the Iranian community.

If you need additional information or if you have any questions, please feel free to call (949) 955-3327. Thank you all in advance for your support and cooperation.

Farhad Mafie
949-955-3327
949-851-1714
[email protected]
[email protected]

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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.

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* "Remembering The Unforgettable" in Berkeley

DARVAG ARTS FOUNDATION PRESENTS:

A glimpse at our lives as Iranian exiles and the emotional ties that we share with compatriots who spent the best years of their lives as political prisoners in the prisons of the Islamic Republic regime:

"Remembering The Unforgettable"

A play Written and Directed By: Hossein K. Jah

Featuring: Roham Sheikhani, Sana Nouri, Hossein K. Jah

November 15, 20, 21, 22, 27, 28, 29 at 8:00 P.M.

$12 Night of Performance, $10 Reservation

Darvag Theatre
3280 Adeline St.
Berkeley

Sponsored by: The Committee for Freedom of Thought and Expression in Iran (Northern California)

For Information and Reservation 510-466-5299

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* What's happening in Chicago?

I have yet to see an event -- either cultural or political -- held in Chicago mentioned in the Community section of your magazine . For those of you subscribers who live near the Windy City, are there any Iranian organizations in Chicagoland that promote such events? Any information with regard to Iranian "kanoons" in or about Chicago is highly appreciated.

Mehran Azhar
[email protected]

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* Payman in Los Angeles

Dr. Habibollah Peyman is giving a talk at University of California, Los Angeles, (UCLA), Dodd Hall 147, on Saturday Nov. 21 from 5-10 pm.

Subject: The current intellectual trend in teh Islamic Republic of Iran

Also see: Habibollah Payman's lectures in Europe

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* Energy conference in Tehran

The Second International Non-Renewable Energy Sources Congress and Exhibition

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

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* Mehrjui and pre-79 cinema in New York

Mark your calendars: During November 13 - December 3 Walter Reade Theater in New York will present a retrospective of Dariush Mehrjoui's films plus films by other directors made before 1979. Be there... PROGRAM INFO

Thanks to Babak Nassirian

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* Iranian women poetry reading in San Francisco

POETRY READINGS

Myths, Legends and Rituals of Iranian Women by AFSANEHAYE ROUH (LEGENDARY SOULS) LAILEE BAKHTIAR VAN DILLEN, DR. SHARI ST. MARTIN, ROXANE FARMANFARMAIAN AND MARYAM OVISSI at the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Cafe (inside the concourse at Brannan St.) at the SAN FRANCISCO BOOK FESTIVAL

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1998, 4-5 P.M. ADMISSION $3 ADULTS, UNDER 18 FREE Please attend this extraordinary presentation of contemporary writings by Iranian and Iranian American Women

DIRECTIONS Entrance on 7th and 8th Streets at Brannan St., San Francisco

From Bay Bridge: 9th St/Civic Center Exit, stay right, 1 blook to 8th treet, turn right on Brannan

From 280: 6th St. Exit, left off the freeway onto Brannan, 2 blocks to 7th

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* Qajar paintings at Brooklyn Museum of Art

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

Press Preview Thursday, October 22, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

The first major exhibition to explore visual arts in Persia during the Qajar Dynasty, focusing on extraordinary large-scale court and popular religious paintings, will be presented at the Brooklyn Museum of Art from October 23, 1998, through January 24, 1999. Providing a window into imperial as well as daily life of a vanished culture, Royal Persian Paintings: The Qajar Epoch, 1785-1925 will comprise 106 exceptional works. It includes important loans from thirty-six internationally renowned private and public collections in seven countries. Among the lending institutions are The State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg; the Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the Institute of Oriental Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg; the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington; and the Musee de Louvre in Paris. Also included in the exhibition will be a selection from the Museum's collection, which contains the most important holdings of Qajar art in North America... FULL TEXT

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* Habibollah Payman's lectures in Europe

The program for Dr Peyman's meetings and talks in Europe

Dr. Habibullah Peyman, leader of the Jonbesh-e Mosalmanan-e Mobarez (JMM), has been invited by the Secretary of the German Green Party faction in the European Parliament to tour Europe.

The Council for the Co-ordination of democratic Organizations (Shuray-e Hamahangy- e Nahadhay-e Democratic) has arranged for him to give lectures and to have meetings and talks with Iranians in various cities of Europe.  

The main topic of the lectures is "An Analysis of the present situation of the Movement for Freedom and People's rule in Iran".  The dates and names of the host organisations in various cities are as follows:

Friday 6 November: Paris, France.  Comite-ye-Bargozari

Sunday 8 November: London, England. 

Comite-ye-Bargozari Fyvie Hall, University of Westminister, Regent Street (the closest Underground Railway Station is Oxford Circus), London

For further information, please contact [email protected]

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* Berkeley play based on Hedayat's story

BEHIND GLASS WINDOWS: A play written and directed by Torange Yeghiazarian based on a short story by Iranian writer, Saadegh Hedayat. A shattering love story that questions our perception of love and reality. This contemporary stage adaptation of the original short story focuses on the illusory nature of love and relationships from the perspective of second generation Iranians growing up with dual traditions.

DATE: October 15, 1998, through November 8, 1998
CONTACT: Marya Zamroud
PHONE: (510) 986-9194

Previews: October 15th & 16th
Run: October 17th through November 8, 1998; Thursday through Sunday, 8pm
Location: DARVAG's Adeline Street Theatre 3280 Adeline Street, between Alcatraz and Ashby, Berkeley. Walking distance from the Ashby BART station
Tickets Prices: General $12
Previews/students $8

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* Dariush Mehrjui in Columbus, Ohio

Dariush Mehrjui introduces THE PEAR TREE (1998)
Wexner Center for the Arts
Ohio State University
1871 N. High St. Columbus, OH 43210
Tel: 614-688-3307
Sunday, Nov 15 / 2 pm
Special Admission Price: $7; $5 Wexner members, students, etc.

Immediately following his retrospective at the Film Society of Lincoln Center in New York, Iranian director Dariush Mehrjui comes to the Wexner Center in Columbus, Ohio, to present his most recent film THE PEAR TREE, which Variety described as "a lush, golden evocation of first love."

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Scholarship

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: [email protected] or visit us at www.sip-ca.org

Conference

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

Conference

Energy conference in Tehran

The Second International Non-Renewable Energy Sources Congress and Exhibition

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

Conference

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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