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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 6, 2014

2:00 pm ـــ 8:00 pm Registration Desk

REGISTRATION

5:00 pm ـــ 7:00 pm

7:00 pm ـــ 9:00 pm Frontenac

ISIS Board Meeting

THURSDAY AUGUST 7, 2014

9:00 am ـــ 6:00 pm Registration Desk

REGISTRATION

9:00 am ـــ 6:00 pm Fontaine H

Book Exhibit

9:00 am—10:30 am

9:00 am—10:30 am Fontaine E

1. RATIONALISM IN SHI’I PHILOSOPHY AND JURISPRUDENCE

  • Soroush Dabbagh University of Toronto Mississauga
  • Sussan Siavoshi, Trinity University, San Antonio
    Human Reason in Contemporary Reformist Shi’i Jurisprudence: From Montazeri to Kadivar, to Qabel
  • Kathleen Foody, College of Charleston.
    Islamic Reason and Modern Scholarship in the Hawza and Beyond
  • Alireza Shomali, Wheaton College
    The Idea of the Disparity of the Intellects in Perso-Islamic Thought
  • Mehdi Najafiafra Islamic Azad University, Central Tehran Branch
    Death and Resurrection in Persian Philosophical Thought
9:00-10:30 a.m. Verdun

2. IRANIAN ÉMIGRÉS IN MUGHAL INDIA: CONTESTATION, ACCULTURATION, AND NOSTALGIA

  • Usman Hamid University of Toronto
  • Sunil Sharma Boston University
  • Pasha M. Khan McGill University
  • Usman Hamid University of Toronto
    The Wicked Ways of Transoxiana: Sexual Deviance or Political Transgression? A Question for Early Mughal Historiography
  • Arthur Dudney University of Oxford
    Going Native: Iranian Émigré Poets and the Indic Environment
  • Sajjad Nejatie University of Toronto
    Narrative Contestation in the History Writing of 18th - century Indo-Khurasan
  • Sholeh Quinn University of California, Merced
    Historians on the Move: Persian Chroniclers under the Safavids and Mughals
9:00-10:30 a.m. Lachine

3. LOCAL ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL DEVELOPMENT IN IRAN VERSUS FOREIGN INFLUENCE DURING THE INTERWAR PERIOD

  • Mary Yoshinari University of Toronto
  • Homa Katouzian University of Oxford
  • Roman Siebertz University of Bonn
    Iran in the Focus of National-Socialist Power Politics, 1933- 1943
  • Jennifer Jenkins AUniversity of Toronto
    Iran in the Nazi New Order, 1934-1941
  • Mary Yoshinari University of Toronto
    The Impact of the Soviet Union on Iran’s Economic Modernization during the Interwar Years
9:00-10:30 a.m. Lasalle

4. IRANIANS AND THE IRANIAN PRESENCE IN CANADA

  • Roxanne D. Marcotte Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
  • Linda Darwish St. Francis Xavier University
    Iranian Christians in Canada: A Double Migration
  • Rastin Mehri Douglas College, New Westminster
    Zoroastrians in British Columbia
  • Solmaz Shakerifard McGill University
    The Performing and Teaching Practices of Iranian Musicians in Canada: Influences of a Multicultural Society
  • Nima Naghibi Ryerson University
    Tehranto as Lieu de Memoire and Site of Nostalgia
9:00-10:30 a.m. Fundy

5. TEACHING PERSIAN LANGUAGE: AN APPLIED LINGUISTIC APPROACH

  • Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi McGill University
  • Dominic Parviz Brookshaw University of Oxford
  • Peyman Nojoumian University of Southern California
    “Instructional Materials Development Based on Task-based Language Teaching Principles for Persian
  • Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi McGill University
    Challenges and Decision-makings in Writing Persian-language Textbooks
  • Ladan Hamedani University of Hawai’i
    Integrating Language Skills in Testing Persian Language
9:00-10:30 a.m. Longueuil

6. INTELLECTUALS, POLITICAL ELITES, AND MIDDLE CLASSES IN POST-REVOLUTIONARY IRAN

  • Afshin Marashi University of Oklahoma
  • Hussein Banai Occidental College and MIT
    The Curious Absence of Liberalism in Modern Iran
  • Ebrahim Soltani Syracuse University
    Political Islam and Contextual Secularism
  • Ata Hoodashtian Management Institute of Canada, Montreal
    Iran and the Rise of the 21st century Intellectuals
  • Kevan Harris Princeton University
    Iran's New Middle Classes in World-historical Perspective: Power, Distinction, and Transformation
9:00-10:30 a.m. Pointe-aux-Trembles

7. BOOK CULTURE: TYPES AND TROPES

  • Marianna Shreve Simpson University of Pennsylvania
  • Margaret Shortle Boston University and Freie Universität, Berlin
    Visual Ghazals and Courtly Conduct: A Typological Investigation of the Paintings in Illustrated Divans of Hafiz
  • Jake Benson Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation, Cairo
    Naqsh bar ab: Marbled Paper as a Trope within Persian Poetry
  • Mahbobe Ghods Columbia University
    The Garden of Text: Innovative Usage of Text in 4 Lithographic Books
  • Mehrdad Fallahzadeh and Forogh Hashabeiky, Uppsala University
    Remembrance of Things Past with the Sea of Chronicles (Muhit al-Tavarikh): Presentation of the Results of a Text Edition Project
9:00-10:30 a.m. Jacques Cartier

8. MUSIC, THEATRE, AND FACETS OF THE THEATRICAL

  • Jane Lewisohn SOAS, London University
  • Rosemary Mountain Concordia University
    Incorporating a Study of Persian Music into Western Music Curricula
  • Nahid Siamdoust University of Oxford
    The Many Faces of God in New Iranian Music
  • Sabrina Guerrieri Concordia University and University of Toronto
    Modernity on Stage: Tazie-Modern Reinterpretations
9:00-10:30 a.m. Fontaine F

9. WHO IS ARBY? WHAT IS ARBY? ENCOUNTER WITH THE THEATRE AND CINEMA OF ARBY OVANESSIAN

  • Negin Djavaherian Independent Scholar
  • Majid Lashkari Independent Scholar
    In Touch with the Unknown: A Testimony on the Theatrical and Cinematic Approach of Arby Ovanessian
  • Ramin Jahanbegloo York University, Toronto
    Transcendental Style in the Cinema of Arby Ovanessian: An Analysis of ‘La Source’ (Cheshmeh, 1971)
  • Bardia Saadi-nejad Independent Scholar
    Arby Ovanessian: A Significant Cinematic Presence Followed by a Self-intended Speechlessness
  • Negin Djavaherian Independent Scholar
    Evoking Architecture: Theatre of Arby Ovanessian and Its Architectural Expression

11:00 am—12:30 pm

11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Verdun

11. CONSCIENCE, SELF-PERCEPTION, AND THE SUBVERSIVE POWERS OF POETRY

  • Justine Landau Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences
  • Cameron Cross University of Chicago
    An Affair of Conscience: The Ethics of Seduction in Vis-o-Ramin
  • Ali Ferdowsi Notre Dame de Namur University
    ‘Rather a Poet Be’: The Reluctant Sovereignty of Sultan Ahmad Jalayer
  • Michael Hillmann University of Texas at Austin
    Hafezian Ghazals qua Poetry
  • Mahmood Fotoohi Rudmajani Ferdowsi University of Mashhad
    Woqu’ Ghazals: Hidden Actual Love in Persian Poetry during the Reign of Shah Tahmasp Safavi, 17th century
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Lachine

12. ECONOMICS: HISTORY AND CONSEQUENCES

  • Hassanali Mehran Former Governor of the Central Bank of Iran
  • Gholam R. Vatandoust American University of Kuwait
    The Export of Nacre or Mother of Pearl in Late 19th-century Iran
  • Patrick Clawson Washington Institute for Near East Policy
    The Limited Role of the Imperial Bank of Persia
  • Hadi Salehi Esfahani University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    The Distributional Consequences of Economic Growth and Public Spending Programs in Iran
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Lasalle

13. PICTURING THE DEPICTED

  • Sheila Blair Boston College
  • Sussan Babaie The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
    Cookery, Visual Knowledge and Urbanity in Safavid Iran
  • Karin Ruehrdanz Royal Ontario Museum and University of Toronto
    The Tamed 'Ayyar: From Independent Brigand to Mystical Symbol in a Romantic Mathnavi
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Fundy

14. ART, EXILE, AND DISSENT

  • Babak Elahi Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Annie Pfeifer Yale University
    Between Worlds and Wars: The Formation of Iranian-German Modernism
  • Hanieh Ziaei University of Ottawa and Université Paris-Diderot
    Acts of Dissent: Reflections on Iranian Art and Artists in Exile
  • Sholeh Shahrokhi , Butler University, Indianapolis
    Body Aesthetics and Protest Art in Contemporary Iran
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Jacques Cartier

15. MANHOOD AND MASCULINITY IN IRANIAN LITERATURE AND FILM

  • Camron Michael Amin University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Joanna de Groot University of York, UK
    The Bureaucrat, the Mulla, and the Maverick Intellectual: Narratives of Patriarchy, Domesticity, Masculinity, and Modernity in Iran, 1880- 1980
  • Amirhossein Vafa University of Sheffield
    An Epiphanic Homecoming: Revisiting Gender Relations in Mahmoud Dowlatabadi’s Missing Soluch
  • Nacim Pak-Shiraz University of Edinburgh
    Exploring Manhood and Masculinity in Iranian Cinema
  • Sanaz Fotouhi Independent Scholar
    Women's Self-Orientalization and Iranian Men's Masculinities in Diasporic Iranian Literature in English

12:30 pm—2:00 pm

12:30 pm—2:00 pm Fontaine G

16. LITERARY SALON: A CONVERSATION WITH SHAHRNUSH PARSIPUR (Sponsored by the Foundation for Iranian Studies and the Iran Nameh Quarterly)

  • Shahrnush Parsipur Novelist and Short-story Writer
  • Houra Yavari Columbia University
  • Mahnaz Afkhami Executive Director of the Foundation for Iranian Studies

2:00 pm—3:30 pm

2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Fontaine E

17. THE RELIGIOUS DIMENSIONS OF SOCIAL JUSTICE IN POST-REVOLUTIONARY IRANIAN DISCOURSE AND PRAXIS

  • Lynda Clarke Concordia University
  • Linda Darwish St. Francis Xavier University
  • Lynda Clarke Concordia University.
    From Reason to Rationality: Modern Shiite Discourse on ‘Aql
  • Forough Jahanbakhsh Queen’s University
    Rationality, Religiosity and Social Justice: Ahmad Qabel’s Project of ‘Shari‘at-e ‘aqlani
  • Roksana Bahramitash Université de Montréal.
    Social Economy and the Role of Low Income Religious Women in Iran
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Verdun

18. PERSIAN PROSIMETRUM

  • Maria Subtelny University of Toronto
  • Charles Melville University of Cambridge
  • Julia Rubanovich The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Reflections on the Prosimetric Mode and Its Functions in Medieval Persian Prose
  • Christine van Ruymbeke University of Cambridge
    Three Kalila-wa-Dimna Rewriters’ Attitudes towards Prosimetrum
  • Maria Subtelny University of Toronto
    The Pitfalls of Prosimetrum in the Akhlaq-i Muhsini of Husain Va‘iz Kashifi
  • Sunil Sharma Boston University
    Quoting Old and New Poets in ‘Abd al-Baqi’s Ma’asir-i Rahimi
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Lachine

19. A CENTURY OF WORKERS’ WORLD IN THE IRANIAN OIL INDUSTRY

  • Touraj Atabaki International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
  • Touraj Atabaki International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
    Oil and Beyond: Shifting British Imperial Aspirations, Emerging Oil Capitalism, and the Challenge of Crafting a Labour Policy in the First World War Iranian Oil Industry
  • Peyman Jafari International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
    Labor and the State in the Iranian Oil Industry (1978-2008)
  • Maral Jefroudi International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
    Oil Workers after the Nationalization of 1951, and before the Revolution of 1979: Writing the History of an ‘Interlude’
  • Kaveh Ehsani DePaul University
    Assembling the Oil Complex in Khuzestan: Workers’ Lives and the Built Environment of Abadan (1920s – WW2)
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Lasalle

20. THE POSITIONING OF RACE, ETHNICITY, AND IDENTITY IN THE IRANIAN DIASPORA

  • Amy Malek University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Persis Karim San Jose State University
  • Amy Malek University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    Multiculturalism and Diasporic Citizenship: Exploring Iranian Cultural Production in Sweden
  • Neda Maghbouleh, University of Toronto
    Ugly Persian Houses and the Racial History of Iranian America
  • Babak Elahi and Andrea Hickerson Rochester Institute of Technology
    The Production of Diasporic Identity Online: Case Studies of Kurdish and Iranian English-language News Sites
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Fundy

21. VISUAL CULTURE IN MODERN IRAN

  • Blake Atwood University of Texas at Austin
  • Beeta Baghoolizadeh University of Pennsylvania
    The Photograph and the Slave: Locating One’s Place in the Family
  • Rustin Zarkar, New York University
    Poster Arts of the Fada'i-e Khalq (1978-1980): Ideology, Materiality, and the Technologies of Production
  • Shaherzad Ahmadi University of Texas at Austin
    Iran's Youth and the Holy Defense
  • Laura Fish University of Texas at Austin
    Accidental Martyrdom and the Ambiguous Death Image of the Role of Iranian Women
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Pointe-aux-Trembles

23. GEOMETRY, CRAFT, AND ARCHITECTURE: LINES OF INTERSECTION

  • Carol Bier Graduate Theological Union
  • Elaheh Kheirandish Berkeley and Harvard University
  • Carol Bier Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley
    Mapping the Mathematical Mind: Lines of Thought in Islamic Art and Architecture
  • Elaheh Kheirandish Harvard University
    Parallel Footpaths: Micro-mapping Practical Geometry in Persian Lands
  • Hooman Koliji University of Maryland
    Mohammad Gharipour Morgan State University
    Drawing on Light: The Craft of Geometric-pattern Windows
  • Pouyan Shahidi Marnani McGill University
    Two Astrolabes by Persian Astrolabe Makers from the Safavid Era Preserved in the Malek Museum: A Description and Survey of Their Geometrical and Numerical Inscriptions”
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Jacques Cartier

24. NARRATING THE MODERN: IRANIAN PROSE-WRITING

  • M.R.Ghanoonparvar University of Texas at Austin
  • Arshavez Mozafari University of Toronto
    Hidayat and the Demonological Essence of the Age
  • Abd al-Rasoul Shakeri Shahid Beheshti University
    The Influence of Social Discourses on the Content and Structure of Persian ‘Serial Novels,’ 1941-1953
  • Zahra Goshtasbi Institut national des langues et civilisations orientales (INALCO), Paris
    Harmony of Hope and Fear in Contemporary Fantastic Narratives in Iran
  • Seyed Gholamreza Shafiee-Sabet McGill University
    An Investigation into the Postcolonial Discourse in Beyzaie’s Hezar Afsan Kojast?
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Fontaine F

25. ROUND TABLE: REFLECTIONS ON THE WORK OF ARBY OVANESSIAN: IN CONVERSATION WITH HIM

  • Negin Djavaherian Independent Scholar
  • Arby Ovanessian Theatre and Film Director
  • Majid Lashkari Independent Scholar
  • Ramin Jahanbegloo York University, Toronto
  • Bardia Saadi-nejad Independent Scholar
  • Negin Djavaherian Independent Scholar
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Fontaine G

26. DISCOURSES ON MODERNITY AND REVOLUTION

  • Juan Cole University of Michigan
  • Kamran Matin University of Sussex
    Recasting Iranian Modernity: International Relations and Social Change
  • Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi University of Toronto
    Biopolitical and Geopolitical Governance in Contemporary Iran

4:00 pm—5:30 pm

4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Fontaine E

27. DEATH RITES AND RITUALS: A CONTEMPORARY SHI’I PERSPECTIVE

  • Faegheh Shirazi University of Texas at Austin
  • Blake Atwood University of Texas at Austin
  • Karen Ruffle University of Toronto
    A Death Never-ending: Theoretical Reflections on the Ritualized Recurrence of Imam Husain’s Becoming and Death in Shi’ism
  • Edith Szanto The American University of Iraq, Sulaimani
    Sex and the Cemetery: Iranian Pilgrims, Shrine Visitation, and Consumer Piety in Damascus
  • Reza Masoudi Nejad Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin
    The Reviving of Muharram Processions in Mumbai, an Iranian Initiative
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Fundy

28. IRANIAN PHOTOGRAPHY OF THE LONG CENTURY: EXPRESSING A WORLD IN FLUX

  • Staci Gem Scheiwiller California State University Stanislaus
  • Mary Yoshinari University of Toronto
  • Pamela Karimi University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
    Documenting Everyday Life in Late-Qajar Iran: American Presbyterian Missionaries and Their Photographic Records
  • Staci Gem Scheiwiller California State University Stanislaus
    Deconstructing Antoine Sevruguin: Reconsidering the Liminality of Antoine Sevruguin and His Photographs of Iran
  • Yassaman Ameri John Abbott College, Montreal
    Women of the Document and Men of the Paintings
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Longueuil

29. COLLECTIVE MEMORY AND CONTESTED NARRATIVES OF CONTEMPORARY IRAN (2)

  • Chowra Makaremi Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Paris
  • Pardis Shafafi University of St Andrews
  • Shokoufeh Sakhi York University, Toronto
  • Chowra Makaremi Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Paris
    State Violence and the Economy of Silence in Post-revolution Iran
  • Shahla Talebi Arizona State University
    The Politics of Testimony and Post-revolutionary Iran
  • Nader Vahabi CADIS, École des hautes études en sciences sociales
    Sociology of a Variable Geometry Memory: Iranian Exiles
  • Pardis Shafafi University of St Andrews
    Between Collectivity and Particularity: Diaspora Politics and the Place of Memory in the Opposition Movement Abroad
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Pointe-aux-Trembles

30. THE SACRED IN ICONOGRAPHY AND IN ARCHITECTURE

  • Jonathan Bloom Boston College
  • Iván Szántó Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and Austrian Academy of Sciences
    The Impact of Baha’ al-Din ʻAmili on the Visual Arts
  • Maryam Ekhtiar The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
    The Nimatullahi Mode in Qajar Religious Imagery
  • Mohammad Gharipour Morgan State University
    Continuity and Symbiosis: The Architecture of Synagogues in Isfahan
  • Samar Saremi Université de Montréal
    Urbanizing the Sacred: A Passageway under the Shrine of Imam Reza – Iran
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Jacques Cartier

31. IRANIAN LITERATURE—COMPARATIVE ASPECTS

  • Michael Beard University of North Dakota
  • Ameneh Shervin Emami Stanford University and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
    Rumi, Farrokhzad, and ‘Tavallodi Digar’
  • Niloofar Dohni Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales (INALCO), Paris
    The Influence of Classical Persian Literature on the Works of Atiq Rahimi, a French-Afghan Writer
  • Farkhondeh Shayesteh Yale University
    Persian and Japanese Literary Expression in the Face of Modernization
  • Maryam Shariati University of Texas at Austin
    ‘Sunshine’ vs. ‘Age of Night’: A Comparative Analysis of Nonconformity and Individualism in the Works of Henrik Ibsen and Golamhosein Saedi
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Fontaine F

32. RECEPTION AND RESPONSE IN TIMURID AND SAFAVID POETRY

  • Nicholas Walmsley Indiana University Bloomington
  • Paul Losensky Indiana University Bloomington
  • Theodore Beers University of Chicago
    The Tuhfa-yi Sami and Canon Formation in Persian Poetry
  • Paul Losensky Indiana University Bloomington
    Jami, Pari-Khan Khanom, and Mohtasham: Ideology, Patronage, and Poetics in 16th-century Iran
  • Myriam Sabbaghi University of Chicago
    The Court Poet and the Lady Patron: Deconstructing Muhtasham Kashani’s Ideal Illustration of Pari-Khan Khanum
  • Nicholas Walmsley Indiana University Bloomington
    ‘On My Frail Body’: An Early Attempt to Translate the Turkic Poetry of Nava’i into Persian

5:30 pm—6:30 pm

5:30 p.m—6:30 p.m Outremont

ISIS GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING

7:00 pm

FRIDAY AUGUST 8, 2014

9:00 am—10:30 am

9:00 am ـــ 6:00 pm Registration Desk

REGISTRATION

9:00 am ـــ 6:00 pm Fontaine H

BOOK EXHIBIT

9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Fontaine E

33. KNOWLEDGE—ESOTERIC, MYSTICAL AND PHILOSOPHICAL

  • Sajjad Rizvi University of Exeter
  • Roxanne D. Marcotte Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
    Another Persian De anima – the Asrar al-Hikmat of Lawkari
  • Elizabeth R. Alexandrin University of Manitoba
    Spiritual Ethics: Qaḍi al-Nuʿman’s Asas al-Ta’wil and Naṣir al-Din Ṭusi’s Rawḍa-yi Taslim
  • Ilse Sturkenboom University of Bamberg
    Epitomizing the Mystical Journey: Opening Paintings to the Mantiq al-Tayr
  • Eliza Tasbihi Concordia University
    A Hidden Source of Knowledge: Uncovering “Book Seven” of Rumi’s Mathnawi through Anqarawi’s Commentary
9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Verdun

34. THE CROWD IN CONTEMPORARY IRANIAN ART AND VISUAL CULTURE

  • Pamela Karimi University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
  • Andrea D. Fitzpatrick University of Ottawa
  • Andrea D. Fitzpatrick University of Ottawa
    The Crowd as Human Tapestry in the Art of Sadegh Tirafkan
  • Ayda Melika University of California, Berkeley
    Building Power: War of Memorials in Contemporary Tehran
  • Sanaz Mazinani Stanford University
    We Are the Time: A New Vernacular Photography and the Digital Imagery of the Crowd
  • Aydin Matlabi Concordia University
    Landscape Revolution People
9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Lachine

35. FOREIGN RELATIONS AND FOREIGNERS IN IRAN UNDER THE PAHLAVIS

  • Houchang E. Chehabi Boston University
  • David Collier Boston University
    A Justice for Iran: William O. Douglas and Iranian Democracy in the 20th Century
  • Shay Rozen University of Haifa
    The Prime-Minister’s Farm: Israeli-Iranian Relations and Iranian Refugees, 1948-1951
  • Neta Feniger Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
    Building a ‘New Middle East’: The State of Israel and an Israeli Planning Team in the Rebuilding of Qazvin, Iran
  • Jasamin Rostam-Kolayi California State University, Fullerton
    The Peace Corps in Iran, 1962-1976
9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Lasalle

36. RELIGIO-ETHNIC MINORITIES AND IRANIAN NATIONALISM

  • Lior Sternfeld University of Texas at Austin
  • Camron Michael Amin University of Michigan-Dearborn
  • Mikiya Koyagi University of Texas at Austin
    Baluchs, Sikhs, and the Baluchistan Frontier in the Early Pahlavi Period
  • Mardin Aminpour University of Texas at Austin
    The Emergence of Kurdish Nationalism in Print Culture
  • Lior Sternfeld University of Texas at Austin
    Iran Is My Homeland, Jerusalem Is My Qiblah: Iranian Jews between Zionist and Iranian Identities
  • Mahyar Entezari University of Pennsylvania
    Representations of Afghans in Iranian Cinema
9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Fundy

37. FEMINISMS, ISLAMIC AND SECULAR

  • Victoria Tahmasebi-Birgani University of Toronto
  • Kristin Soraya Batmanghelichi and Leila Mouri Columbia University
    Sorting Between Two Ideologies: Iranian Women’s Activists Between Islamism and Islamophobia
  • Sharareh Shahrokhi Contra Costa College
    Is the Future of Feminism Intertwined with Secularism in Iran?
9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Longueuil

38. PERSIAN COMMUNITY OR HERITAGE LANGUAGE LEARNING IN INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT: COLLABORATION FOR IMPROVEMENT

  • Mojgan Mokhatebi Ardakani Macquarie University, Sydney
  • Azita Taleghani University of Toronto
  • Jaleh Pirnazar University of California, Berkeley
  • Mojgan Mokhatebi Ardakani Macquarie University, Sydney
    Persian Community Language Learning: A Case Study of Four Persian Community Language Schools in Sydney, Australia
  • Shahnaz Ahmadeian San Diego State University
    The Effect of Teacher Training and Professional Development for Heritage Language Teachers
  • Naghmeh Babaee University of Manitoba
    The Challenges of Maintaining Farsi as a Heritage Language in an Iranian Diaspora Community in Canada
9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Pointe-aux-Trembles

39. NEW APPROACHES TO THE HISTORY AND CULTURE OF BADAKHSHAN

  • Daniel Beben Indiana University Bloomington
  • Nicholas Walmsley Indiana University Bloomington
  • Nourmamadcho Nourmamadshoev SOAS, University of London
    The Mirs and Shahs of Badakhshan: The Politics of Rule from the 11th to the 15th Centuries
  • Shafi Gulamadov University of Toronto
    Nasir-i Khusraw and the Moral-Ethical Ideals of the Isma‘ilis of Badakhshan
  • Daniel Beben Indiana University Bloomington
    The Silk-i guhar-riz and the Persianate Ismaili Tradition in Early-modern Central Asia
  • Sharaf Oshurbekov York University, Toronto
    Places beyond the ‘Real’: Chronotope of the Sacred Sites in Badakhshan Region of Tajikistan
9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Jacques Cartier

40. PERSIAN NIGHTINGALE IN INDIAN GARDEN

  • Syed Akhtar Husain Jawaharlal Nehru University
  • Aleem Ashraf Khan University of Delhi
  • Ramzan Ahmed Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Maulana Azad: An Exponent of Indo-Persian Literature
  • Sheikh Abdullah Jawaharlal Nehru University.
    Reception of Rustam and Sohrab in an Urdu Translation
  • Golam Moinuddin Jawaharlal Nehru University
    The Poetry of Iqbal: A Swansong of Indo-Persian Literature
  • Nadeem Akhtar Jawaharlal Nehru University
    Tracing the Footsteps of Hedayat in India
9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Fontaine F

41. LITERARY SALON: VISUAL INTERPRETATIONS OF THE POETRY OF MOHAMMAD REZA SHAFI’I KADKANI (IN PERSIAN AND ENGLISH)

  • Pari Azarm Motamedi Independent Artist and Translator, Vancouver

11:00 am—12:30 pm

11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Fontaine E

42. DISCOURSES OF INCLUSION AND EXCLUSION IN SAFAVID IRAN

  • Alberto Tiburcio McGill University
  • Sholeh Quinn University of California, Merced
  • Alberto Tiburcio McGill University
    Anti-Sufi Discourses in Late Safavid Iran: Three Case Studies
  • Rosemary Stanfield-Johnson University of Minnesota
    ‘May God Draw Away from Them’: ‘Ali al-Karaki and La‘n in Twelver Shi‘ism
  • Nazak Birjandifar McGill University
    Provincial Elite and Safavid Center: The Case of Khan Ahmad Gilani II
  • John Dechant Indiana University Bloomington
    The Shaykhs of Jam: A Case Study on Hereditary Power and Identity in the Era of Sufi Orders
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Verdun

43. HISTORY IN MOTION: CINEMATIC IMAGINARIES IN PRE-REVOLUTIONARY IRAN

  • Golbarg Rekabtalaei University of Toronto
  • Hamid Naficy Northwestern University
  • Golbarg Rekabtalaei University of Toronto
    A Cinema Beyond-the-Nation: the Making of a Cosmonational Cinema in Iran
  • Negar Mottahedeh Duke University
    Oil: Pastoralism and Modernity in the Golestan Film Cycle
  • Kaveh Askari Western Washington University
    The Archive of Second-hand Cinema: Masoud Kimiai’s Pesar-e Sharghi and the Celluloid Album
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Lachine

44. ROUND TABLE: DISCUSSING ERVAND ABRAHAMIAN’S WORK

  • Touraj Atabaki International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
  • Maziar Behrooz San Francisco State University
  • Kaveh Ehsani DePaul University
  • Azadeh Kian University of Paris 7 Diderot
  • Afshin Matin-asgari California State University, Los Angeles
  • Val Moghadam Northeastern University
  • Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi University of Toronto
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Lasalle

45. IRAN: ALONE IN THE WORLD

  • Sam Razavi Privy Council Office, Government of Canada
  • Thomas Juneau University of Ottawa
  • Sam Razavi Privy Council Office, Government of Canada
    Iran in the Levant
  • James Devine Mount Allison University
    Rouhani and Iranian-Saudi Relations
  • Thomas Juneau University of Ottawa
    Alone in the World
  • Peter Jones University of Ottawa
    Iran and the Emerging Middle East
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Fundy

46. ROUND TABLE: PERSIAN LANGUAGE TEACHING: CURRICULUM AND STANDARDS

  • Pardis Minuchehr George Washington University
  • Latifeh Hagigi University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
  • Farima Sadigh Mostowfi Georgetown University
  • Jaleh Pirnazar University of California, Berkeley
  • Saeid Hooshangi Universidad Complutense de Madrid
  • Shahrzad Shams University of Washington
  • Saera Kwak Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Longueuil

47. GENDER POLITICS AND THE DYNAMICS OF COURTSHIP AND MARRIAGE IN IRAN

  • Homa Hoodfar Concordia University
  • Manijeh Mannani Athabasca University
    Khatereh Sheibani York University, Toronto
    Iranian Women’s Hybridized Fashion Statements: A Socio-political Response to the Veil
  • Ghazaleh Haghdad Mofrad Université Catholique de Louvain
    Courtship, Dating, and Marriage among Young Iranian Women and Men in Tehran
  • Elli Dehnavi University of Alberta
    Dynamics of Female Virginity in Iran
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Pointe-aux-Trembles

48. CONVERSION VERSIONS : MAKING THE MONGOLS MUSLIM

  • Stefan Kamola Princeton University
  • Judith Pfeiffer University of Oxford
  • Charles Melville University of Cambridge
  • Jonathan Brack University of Michigan
    From Convert to Mahdi: Ghazan Khan’s Alternative Conversion Narratives
  • Vered Shurany The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Conversion to Islam in Mongol-ruled Hexi (China): The Life and Times of Prince Ananda
  • Stefan Kamola Princeton University
    Rashid al-Din’s History of Oghuz as a Gloss on the Mongol Past
  • Patrick Wing University of Redlands
    The ‘Ilkhanid Legacy’ and the Re-imagining of Dynastic Rulership under the Jalayirids and Qara Quyunlu
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Jacques Cartier

49. MIRZA `ABD AL-QADIR “BIDEL” (1644-1720): POETRY, PROSE AND PROSOPOGRAPHY

  • Prashant Keshavmurthy McGill University
  • Sunil Sharma, Boston University
  • Jane Mikkelson University of Chicago.
    Stealing to the Roof of the Sun: How Bidel Replied to Hafez
  • Hajnalka Kovacs University of Chicago.
    ‘The Foundation of the Universe Rests on Sound’: The Problem of Speech and Silence in Bidel’s Muhit-i A‘zam
  • Prashant Keshavmurthy McGill University.
    Bidel’s Portrait
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Fontaine F

50. LITERARY SALON: NEW LANDSCAPES OF AMERICA--A READING OF TREMORS: NEW FICTION BY IRANIAN-AMERICAN WRITERS EDS. ANITA AMIRREZVANI AND PERSIS KARIM. UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS PRESS, 2013

  • Persis Karim San Jose State University
  • Persis Karim San Jose State University (Co-editor and contributing author)
  • Anita Amirrezvani California College of the Arts (Co-editor and contributing author)
  • Omid Fallahazad (Contributing author)

12:30 pm--2:00 pm

12:30 pm--2:00 pm Fontaine G

51. CAREERS IN IRANIAN STUDIES: MENTORING LUNCH FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

  • Roham Alvandi London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Kevan Harris Princeton University
  • Nacim Pak-Shiraz University of Edinburgh
  • Pouneh Shabani-Jadidi McGill University

2:00 pm—3:30 pm

2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Fontaine E

52. VOICES FROM THE OTHER WORLD: JALAL AL-DIN RUMI AND THE POETRY OF ECSTASY

Panel sponsored by the Rumi Institute, Near East University, Nicosia, and the University of Exeter
  • Leonard Lewisohn University of Exeter
  • Hülya Küçük Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya
    A Tongue for Shams of Tabriz: Mawlana Jalal al-Din Rumi
  • Alan Williams University of Manchester
    Bewilderment and Ecstasy: The Narrative Structure of the Masnavi-ye Ma‛navi
  • Roderick Grierson Rumi Institute, Near East University, Nicosia
    The Anguish of the Mutrib: A Liturgy of Ecstasy and Its Abolition
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Verdun

53. MODERN IRANIAN CINEMA: NATIONAL AND GLOBAL

  • Mahdi Tourage University of Western Ontario
  • Shahla Haeri, Boston University
  • Marie Ostby University of Virginia
    The Persian World Cinema: Global Palimpsests of the Iranian New Wave
  • Asal Bagheri University of Rennes 1
    A Semiological Analysis of the Relationships between Man and Woman in Iranian Post-revolutionary Cinema
  • Pouneh Saeedi University of Toronto
    Family and (De-)Familiarization in Farhadi’s ‘A Separation’ and ‘Le Passé
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Lachine

54. IRAN AND RUSSIA IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY: WAR, DIPLOMACY, ECONOMIC RELATIONS AND CULTURE (1)

  • Rudi Matthee University of Delaware
  • Elena Andreeva Virginia Military Institute
  • Rudi Matthee University of Delaware
    Infidel Aggression: The Russian Assault on the Holy Shrine of Mashhad, April 1913
  • Houri Berberian California State University, Long Beach
    Nest of Revolution: The Caucasus, Iran, and Armenians
  • Svetlana Ravandi-Fadai Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
    Nikolai Markov: From Russian Captain to Iranian General and Architect
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Lasalle

55. PARTIES, POLITICS, AND ELECTIONS IN POST-REVOLUTIONARY IRAN

  • Ali Banuazizi Boston College
  • Mehrzad Boroujerdi Syracuse University
    Electoral Behavior in Restive Provinces in Post-revolutionary Iran
  • Farzan Sabet Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
    Worker Communism and the Post-revolution Secular Left in Iran
  • Marina Díaz Sanz Universidad Complutense de Madrid
    From Dialogue to Alliance of Civilizations, from Khatami to Zapatero: Geopolitical Implications
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Fundy

56. ROUND TABLE: WILDLIFE AND ECOLOGY IN TODAY’S IRAN: CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS

  • Abbas Amanat Yale University
  • Morad Tahbaz Persian Wildlife Foundation
  • Niloufar Bayani Persian Wildlife Foundation
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Longueuil

57. ANCIENT, LATE ANTIQUE, AND EARLY ISLAMIC IRAN: SOURCES AND RESOURCES

  • Maria Brosius University of Toronto
  • Parvaneh Pourshariati Ohio State University
  • Daniel Beckman University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    Achaemenid Satraps and the Aegean Frontier
  • Abolala Soudavar Independent Scholar
    The Origins of the Sasanian Dynasty
  • D. Gershon Lewental University of Oklahoma
    “Rostam’s Death at al-Qadisiyyah: Early Representations of Iranian Identity in Islamic Narratives
  • Nahid Ghani Independent Scholar
    Temporary Marriage in Pre- and Post-Islamic Iran according to Jurisprudential Texts
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Pointe-aux-Trembles

58. THE PERSIANITE WORLD: MONGHOLS, ILKHANS, MUGHALS, AND AFSHARS

  • Colin Mitchell Dalhousie University
  • Michael O'Neal Tel Aviv University
    “Rural Resistance to the Mongols: Remarks on Military Authority in Eastern Iranian Society in the Age of Chinggis Qan
  • Ryoko Watabe University of Tokyo
    Fiscal Problems of the Ilkhanids and the Development of Bookkeeping System in 14th-century Iran
  • Stephan Popp Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences
    Gifts at the Court of Jahangir and Their Depiction
  • Andreas Wilde University of Bamberg
    Iranian-Uzbek Encounters in the Nadirid Age (1737-1747)
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Fontaine F

59. LITERARY SALON: DAR HEJRAT: LITERATURE AMONG MIGRANTS AND MIGRANT LITERATURE: NEW WORKS BY CANADIAN-IRANIAN WRITERS FROM MONTREAL (IN PERSIAN)

  • Roxana Bahramitash Université de Montréal
  • Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak University of Maryland
  • Mehdi Marashi Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
    The Poet Hasn’t Gone Anywhere
  • Alireza Shams McGill University
    Rain
  • Roxana. Bahramitash Université de Montréal
    Afghanistan, a Promise

4:00 pm—5:30 pm

4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Fontaine E

60. ON THE RECEPTION AND INTERPRETATION OF SUHRAWARDI’S ILLUMINATIONIST PHILOSOPHY (IN MEMORIAM: HOSSEIN ZIAI)

  • John Walbridge Indiana University Bloomington
  • John Walbridge Indiana University Bloomington
    The Transmission of the Works of Suhrawardi the Illuminationist and His School
  • David Bennett King’s College London
    Dealing with Mystical Philosophy
  • Eiyad al-Kutubi Indiana University Bloomington
    The Illuminative Perspective of Falsafa
  • Ahmed Alwishah Pitzer College
    Ziai on the Distinction between Peripatetic and Illuminationist Epistemology
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Verdun

61. REEVALUATING THE EMPIRE OF THE ORIENT: METHODOLOGICAL REFLECTIONS ON THE STATE OF SASANIAN AFFAIRS

  • Touraj Daryaee University of California, Irvine
  • Shaul Shaked The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Touraj Daryaee University of California, Irvine
    Historiography of the Sasanian Empire: The Dark Side of the Moon in Late Ancient Studies
  • M. Rahim Shayegan University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    Beyond the Late Antique Paradigm: Towards a New Concept of Empire for Sasanian Iran
  • Greg Fisher Carleton University
    The ‘Persian’ Arabs of al-Hira: Known Unknowns and Historiographical Uncertainties
  • Shaul Shaked The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
    Iranian Religions Viewed through Muslim Eyes: How Do We Distinguish between Valuable and Questionable Information?
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Lachine

62. IRAN AND RUSSIA IN THE 19TH AND 20TH CENTURY: WAR, DIPLOMACY, ECONOMIC RELATIONS AND CULTURE 2

  • Rudi Matthee University of Delaware
  • Maziar Behrooz San Francisco State University
  • Elena Andreeva Virginia Military Institute
    Russian Government Actions against Russian Deserters in Iran in the 19th Century
  • Firuza Abdullaeva-Melville University of Oxford
    Alexander Sergeevich Griboedov and Persia: A New Interpretation
  • Nikita Filin Russian State University for the Humanities and Institute of Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow
    The Oral Memoirs of Roald Matveyev about life in Iran from 1941 to 1945
  • George Sanikidze G. Tsereteli Institute of Oriental Studies, Ilia State University, Tbilisi
    Iran and the South Caucasus: Challenges for Regional Policy in the 21st Century
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Lasalle

63. IRAN: THE RE-TURN OF RADICAL SOCIAL DEMOCRACY?

  • Victoria Tahmasebi-Birgani University of Toronto
  • Shekoufeh Sakhi York University, Toronto
  • Mojtaba Mahdavi University of Alberta
    The Limits of Liberal Paradigm for Iran’s Democratization: Towards a Social Democracy from Below?
  • Hossein Mesbahian University of Toronto
    From Marx to his Specters? Phenomenological Encounter with the Philosophy of Marx in Iran
  • Victoria Tahmasebi-Birgani University of Toronto
    The Cartography of Gender in Liberal and Conservative E-Diasporic Communities
  • Peyman Vahabzadeh University of Victoria
    Social Justice and Democracy in Iran: In Search of the Missing Link
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Longueuil

64. PHOTOGRAPHY AND ART IN QAJAR AND IN MODERN TIMES

  • Massumeh Farhad Smithsonian Institution
  • Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan Yale University
    Photograph as Text, Photograph as Painting: The Rupture of Real in the Early Photography of Iran
  • Hajar Anvar Université de Montréal
    A Speculative Approach to Photography: Exploration of the Book ‘Aksiyyeh Hashriyyeh by Mohammad ibn Ali Meshkat ol-Molk, 1889
  • Raheleh Filsoofi Florida Atlantic University
    Three Women Potters in Iran: Issues of Art, Craft and Gender
  • Samine Tabatabaei McGill University
    Contemporary Art and Everyday Life in Tehran
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Pointe-aux-Trembles

65. HISTORICAL NARRATIVES AND TRAVELOGUES

  • Heidi Walcher Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • Maryam Ala Amjadi University of Kent and Universidade do Porto
    Washing Away Fear, Bewitching the Saddle: Iranian Travel Rituals in Safavid Travel Texts
  • Gregory Aldous University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg
    The First Safavid Civil War as Illusory Historiographical Assumption
  • James Clark American Institute of Iranian Studies (AIIrS), New York
    Fact and Fiction: A Look at Two Works by Mirza Hasan Khan E‘temad os-Saltaneh
  • Sarah Dusend University of Bonn
    Private and Public Space in the Travelogues of Haggiye Hanum ʿAlaviyyeh Kermani (1882) und Sakineh Sultan Vaqar ad-Douleh (1900)
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Jacques Cartier

66. FITTING IN: IRANIAN DIASPORIC EXPERIENCES

  • Ali-Akbar Mahdi California State University, Northridge
  • Camron Michael Amin University of Michigan-Dearborn
    ‘If You Kill Your Child, You Will Not be Charged’: Comparing 21st-century American and Iranian Conceptions of Filicide
  • Vahideddin Namazi Université de Montréal
    Future Perspectives for Iranian Taxi Drivers in Canada
  • Shawhin Roudbari University of California, Berkeley
    Looking and Moving Abroad: The Transnational Transformation of Iran’s Architecture Profession, 2000-2012
  • Amin Moghadam Sciences Po Paris
    Larestani Community in Dubai and the Formation of a Transnational Identity

5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

5:30 p.m-6:30 p.m. Fontaine G

A CELEBRATION OF AHMAD KARMI-HAKKAK’S CAREER

  • Organizer: Kamran Talattof University of Arizona

7:00 pm

7:00 p.m. Outremont

MCGILL UNIVERSITY RECEPTION

  • Rula Jurdi Abisaab McGill University
  • Ziba Mir-Hosseini SOAS, University of London
    Keynote Address: On Understanding Shari‘a: The Challenge of Gender Equality

SATURDAY AUGUST 9, 2014

9:00 am ـــ 6:00 pm Registration Desk

REGISTRATION

9:00 am ـــ 6:00 pm Fontaine H

BOOK EXHIBIT

9:00 am—10:30 am

9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Fontaine E

67. READER RESPONSE AND MYSTICAL NARRATION IN PERSIAN SUFI LITERATURE

  • Abolfazl Moshiri University of Toronto
  • Leonard Lewisohn University of Exeter
  • Parisa Zahiremami University of Toronto
    Mystical Texts, Variations, and Recreations: Recrafting the Anecdotes of Asrar al-tawhid in Halat va sukhanan-i Abu Sa‘id-i Abu al-Khyar, Mantiq al-tayr, and Bustan
  • Austin O'Malley University of Chicago
    Heuristics of the Mosibat-nama
  • Abolfazl Moshiri University of Toronto
    Devil's Advocate: Rumi, Exoneration of Iblis and Sufi Response to the Dilemma of Theodicy
  • Leila El-Murr McGill University
    Seeing God: The Use of Theories of Vision in Jami’s Yusuf-o Zulaykha
9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Verdun

68. IRANIAN LITERATURE, MODERN AND POSTMODERN

  • Fatemeh Keshavarz-Karamustafa Roshan Institute for Persian Studies, University of Maryland
  • Eden Naby Independent Scholar
    Village Life on the Urmia Plain: Hannibal Alkhas’s ‘Nostalgia’”
  • Amr Ahmed Institute of Iranian Studies,Austrian Academy of Sciences.
    Dowlatabadi’s Failed Attempt at Poetic Modernization
  • Kaveh Bassiri University of Arkansas
    The Scorned Avant Garde: Reconsidering Tundar Kiya and the Emergence of Iranian Postmodern Poetry
  • Mehrak Kamali Sarvestani University of Arizona
    The Coexistence and Contradiction between Certainty and Uncertainty in Shahriar Mandanipour’s Fiction
9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Lachine

69. LIVES IN THE 19TH CENTURY—PERSIAN AND INDIAN PERSPECTIVES

  • Mehrdad Amanat Independent Scholar
  • Assef Ashraf Yale University
    Loyalty, Largesse, and Lucre: Gift-exchange in Early Qajar Iran
  • Leila Pourtavaf University of Toronto
    Harems, Households, and Gendered Space: Revisiting the Women’s Quarter in Late 19th -century Golestan Palace
  • Belal Asdaque University of Delhi
    Reviewing the World of the 19th Century through Early Persian Newspapers of India: A New Dimension for Research in Iranian Studies
9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Lasalle

70. POLITICAL POWER AND ITS DISCONTENTS

  • Saeed Rahnema York University, Toronto
  • Ali Dizboni Royal Military College of Canada and Queen’s University
    Ahmad Hashemi Royal Military College of Canada and University of Oxford
    How to Keep the Political Power in Check? A Comparative Assessment of the Iranian Constitutions of 1906-7 and 1979
  • Mateo Farzaneh Northeastern Illinois University
    How the Shah’s Imperial Army Failed to Protect the Pahlavi Dynasty in 1979
  • Peyman Malaz University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
    The Cultural Revolution in the Universities of Iran, 1981-87
  • Nima Barazandeh University of Sheffield
    The Paradox of Nationalism in Contemporary Iran: National Minorities, and the Right to Self-determination and Secession
9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Fundy

71. DIVINE DELUSIONS: VISIONS OF THE SUPERNATURAL IN PERSIANATE PAINTING [

  • Zahra Faridany-Akhavan Independent Scholar
  • Laurie Blanton Pierce University of Chicago
  • Zahra Faridany Akhavan Independent Scholar
    Div ya Delbar: The Visual Paradox of the Demon in Persian and Mughal Miniature Painting
  • Nahid Assemi SOAS, University of London
    Simorgh
  • Sara Kuehn Independent Scholar
    The Interplay of Spiritual Beings, Ophidian Creatures, and the First Prophet in Islamic Visual Traditions (15th to 17th Centuries)
  • Behrang Nabavi Nejad University of Victoria
    Historical Fact or Popular Narrative: Sources for the Representations of Wondrous Animals as Depicted in the Inju Style of Painting
9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Pointe-aux-Trembles

73. IRANIAN MODERNIZATION AND ISSUES OF MODERNITY

  • Haideh Moghissi York University, Toronto
  • Hassan Makaremi IEA, la Sorbonne - Paris 1
    A Strategy Focused Outlook on Pre-revolutionary Modernization Processes in Iran (1906-1979)
  • Delbar Khakzad University of Toronto
    Calendric Contestations in Early 20th-century Iran
  • Donya Ziaee York University, Toronto
    Rethinking the Gendered Making of Iranian Modernity: The Role of Capitalist Development
  • Kara Abdolmaleki University of Alberta
    An Elephant Missing from a Dark Room: Iran’s Striving for Modernity in a Post-modern Age
9:00 a.m-10:30 a.m. Jacques Cartier

74. THE IMPRINT OF DIASPORA ON LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND FILM

  • Nima Naghibi Ryerson University
  • Abdollah Zahiri Seneca College
    A Contrapuntal Reading of the Iranian Diaspora in ‘The House of Sand and Fog
  • Parvaneh Hosseini University of Arizona
    Negotiating on the Name of One’s Nationality by Immigrant Iranians through a Double-voiced Word of Persian vs. Iranian
  • Rivanne Sandler University of Toronto
    Evocative Words: Memoirs of Second Generation Iranian-Americans

10:00 am—11:00 am

11:00 am—12:30 pm

11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Fontaine E

75. CONTESTING MYSTICISM AND PHILOSOPHY IN SAFAVID IRAN

  • Sajjad Rizvi University of Exeter
  • Elizabeth R. Alexandrin University of Manitoba
  • Ahab Bdaiwi University of St Andrews
    The Emergence of Shi’i Mysticism in Early Safavid Iran: A Study of Ghiyath al-Din Dashtaki’s Maqamat al-‘arifin wa manazil al-sa’irin
  • Ata Anzali Middlebury College
    Shah Muhammad Darabi and the Emergence of Shi‘ite Discourse on ‘Irfan
  • Matthew Melvin-Koushki Princeton University and University of South Carolina
    Philosophical Lettrism in Safavid Iran: Mir Damad and His Sources
  • Sajjad Rizvi University of Exeter
    ‘Philosophy Contaminated by Monism’: Contesting Hikmat in Safavid Iran
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Verdun

76. COMMITMENT IN CONTEMPORARY PERSIAN LITERATURE

  • Fatemeh Shams Esmaeili University of Oxford
  • Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak University of Maryland
  • Fatemeh Shams University of Oxford
    The Illusion of Power and Political Poetry in Post-revolution Iran
  • Samad Alavi University of Washington
    Multiple Engagements, Singular Vision: Fifty Years of Shafi‘i-Kadkani’s Poetry
  • Aria Fani University of California, Berkeley
    Politics and Poetics of Muqâvimat: Question of Literary Commitment in Soviet-occupied Afghanistan
  • Mohammad Mehdi Khorrami New York University
    Committed Writing or Committed Reading: Revisiting the Hierarchy of the Senses to Read Persian Modernist Fiction
  • Kamran Talattof University of Arizona
    Rebellion and Metaphorical Constructs: Unlikely Portrayals in Contemporary Persian Poetry
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Lachine

77. ROUND TABLE: WOMEN’S WORLDS IN QAJAR IRAN

  • Afsaneh Najmabadi Harvard University
  • Azadeh Tajpour Harvard University
  • Maryam Momeni Harvard University
  • Dominic Parviz Brookshaw University of Oxford
  • Afsaneh Najmabadi Harvard University
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Lasalle

78. ROUND TABLE: DISCUSSING HOSSEIN BASHIRIYEH’S WORK (In Persian)

  • Mehrzad Boroujerdi Syracuse University
  • Hossein Bashiriyeh Syracuse University
  • Mehrzad Boroujerdi Syracuse University
  • Hosein Ghazian Independent Scholar
  • Ali Mirsepassi New York University
  • Alireza Namvar-Haghighi University of Toronto Mississauga
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Fundy

79. WONDERS OF THE WORD: DUALITY AND DICHOTOMY IN THE ENCHANTED WORLD OF EPIC STORYTELLING

  • Pasha M. Khan McGill University
  • Zahra Faridany-Akhavan Independent Scholar
  • Nasrin Askari University of British Columbia
    Ardashir’s Battle against the Giant Worm
  • Laurie Blanton Pierce University of Chicago
    Of Monsters and Men: Humanity, Gender, and the Demonic in Ferdowsi’s Shahnameh
  • Mariam Zia University of Sussex
    The Adventures of Amir Hamza and the Question of ‘the Uncanny’
  • Pasha M. Khan McGill University
    Dastans and Disenchantment: The Storyteller Mir Baqir Ali of Delhi and the Romance of Amir Hamzah
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Longueuil

80. PAHLAVI NARRATIVES AND THEIR PERMUTATIONS

  • Jamsheed K. Choksy Indiana University Bloomington
  • Manya Saadi Nejad Concordia University
    Sudabeh and Rudabeh: Opposing Aspects of Female Power
  • Enrico G. Raffaelli University of Toronto
    Pahlavi Wisdom Literature and the Tradition of Hemerology in Pre-Islamic Iran
  • Shokoufeh Taghi Independent Scholar
    The Feminine Contribution to the Cosmic Order in the Shah-name
  • Firoozeh Qandehari University of Tehran
    Yazd Srosh and the Retrieval of His Traits and Functions in the Shahnameh (In Persian)
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Pointe-aux-Trembles

81. SHAPING MODERN IRAN: SOCIAL AND CULTURAL TRENDS

  • Dariush Borbor Independent Scholar
  • Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi University of Toronto
  • Esfandyar Batmanghelidj Columbia University
    From Tobacco Revolt to Youth Rebellion: A Social History of Smoking in Iran
  • Negin Nabavi Montclair State University
    Reading Rooms, Books, and Print-media in Early 20th-century Iran
  • Nikolay Kozhanov St. Petersburg State University
    “History of Iran in the Late 19th and 20th Century and Its Reflection in Iranian Postage Stamps
11:00 a.m-12:30 p.m. Jacques Cartier

82. Islamic Ghazni: Epigraphic Memory and Material Culture

  • Viola Allegranzi Université la Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 and Università degli Studi di Napoli "L'Orientale"
  • Lisa Golombek Royal Ontario Museum
  • Viola Allegranzi Université la Sorbonne Nouvelle - Paris 3 and Università degli Studi di Napoli “L'Orientale
    Persian Inscriptions from Ghazni: The Links with the Poetic Tradition
  • Martina Massullo Aix-Marseille Université
    Shapes and Voices of Marble: Funerary Monuments from Ghazni (16th – 18th c.)
  • Valentina Laviola Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
    Islamic Metalwork from Ghazni: the Rawza Museum Collection
  • Agnese Fusaro Sapienza University of Rome
    Re-discovering Ghazni: New Data on the Pottery Corpus from Islamic Ghazni

12:30 pm —2:00 pm

12:30 p.m-2:00 p.m. Fontaine G

83. ROUND TABLE: PHILANTHROPY AND IRANIAN STUDIES

  • Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak University of Maryland
  • Hassanali Mehran Connoisseur and Former Governor of the Central Bank of Iran
  • Jalal Farzaneh Philanthropist and Donor to the University of Oklahoma
  • Charles Melville University of Cambridge, Director of Studies in Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, and Director of the Shahnama project

2:00 pm—3:30 pm

2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Fontaine E

84. RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY, DOCTRINE AND MINORITIES IN PERSIANATE SHI’ISM

  • Alessandro Cancian Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
  • Daryoush Mohammad Poor Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
  • Miklós Sárközy Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
    The Kitāb-i Naqz and Twelwer Shi’i Political Ideology in 12th-century Northern Iran
  • Daryoush Mohammad Poor Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
    Precedents to Rethinking Models of Authority among Nizari Ismailis: The Case of Tusi
  • Alessandro Cancian Institute of Ismaili Studies, London
    The Sufi Master as the True Marjaʿ? Authority, Legitimacy and Mysticism in Contemporary Iran
  • Naofumi Abe University of Tokyo
    The Survival of Sheykh Safi's Shrine after the Collapse of the Safavid Dynasty
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Verdun

85. BACK TO THE LITERARY FUTURE? REAPPRAISALS OF THE BAZGASHT-I ADABI IN 18TH AND 19TH-CENTURY IRAN, AFGHANISTAN, AND INDIA

  • Dominic Parviz Brookshaw University of Oxford
  • Paul Losensky Indiana University Bloomington
  • Dominic Parviz Brookshaw University of Oxford
    Gender and the Nation in the Limits of the Bazgasht-i adabi: Two Women Poets and their Practice of Literary Return in 18th and 19th-century Iran and Afghanistan
  • Kevin Schwartz University of California, Berkeley
    Rivalry and Debate on the Margins of Bazgasht in 19th-century India
  • Stefano Pellò Ca’ Foscari University of Venice
    Away from Where? Cosmopolitanism, Localization, and the ‘Purity’ of Persian in and beyond 18th-century South Asia
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Lachine

86. DIVAS AND DANCING BOYS, RESPECTABLE MEN AND DISREPUTABLE WOMEN (1): GENDER AT THE MARGINS OF IRANIAN LIFE

  • Farzaneh Hemmasi University of Toronto
  • Afsaneh Najmabadi Harvard University
  • GJ Breyley Monash University, Melbourne
    Metal-music Fandom and Gender Relations in Contemporary Iran
  • Jairan Gahan University of Toronto
    The Islamic Revolution Inside-out: Prostitution in 29 Contemporary Iran
  • Behzad Sarmadi University of Toronto
    From Boys to Men: The Ethics of Masculinity among Working-class Iranians in Dubai
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Lasalle

87. THE SOVIET UNION AND IRAN, 1917-1991

  • Roham Alvandi London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Touraj Atabaki International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam
  • Roham Alvandi London School of Economics and Political Science
    Flirting with Neutrality: The Failed Bid for a Soviet-Iranian Non-aggression Treaty in 1959
  • Rowena Abdul Razak University of Oxford
    ‘But What Would They Think of Us?’ British Propaganda and the Manipulation of the Anglo-Soviet Occupation of Iran, 1941-1946
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Fundy

88. TAMADDON O FARHANG: REFLECTIONS ON PERSIAN CULTURE AND CIVILIZATION (IN PERSIAN)

  • Kamran Talattof University of Arizona
  • Soroosh Mozaffar Moghaddam Mashhad University
    The Eternity of Time as Evinced in the Incorporated Narratives of Iranian Origin in The Thousand and One Nights
  • Javad Abbasi Ohio State University
    Ilkhans and Tashayyo: External Motivation or Internal Development?
  • Fariba Kermani Iranian Cultural Heritage Organization, Tehran
    Safavid Garden Design Reconsidered: Bayramabad and the Topography of Kerman
  • Orkideh Torabi Azad University, Tehran
    Lithography during the Qajar Era: A Case Study of One of the Most Prominent Works of Ali-quli Khui
  • Javad Faal Alavi Independent Scholar
    The Transition from Traditional Hikayats to Novel Literary Forms in the Prose Narratives from the Period of the Constitutional Revolution
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Longueuil

89. ZOROASTRIANISM, PRE-ISLAMIC RELIGIONS, AND EARLY ISLAM: NEW PERSPECTIVES

  • Enrico G. Raffaelli University of Toronto
  • Pooriya Alimoradi University of Toronto
    The Local Provenance of ‘Orthodox’ Zoroastrian Dogma? Fars and Its Canonical Productions
  • Spyridon Loumakis Concordia University
    The Local River God Oxus-Wakhsh in Pre-Islamic Bactria
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Pointe-aux-Trembles

90. URBAN MODERNISM AND GENTRIFYING POLITICS IN TEHRAN’S NEIGHBORHOODS

  • Azam Khatam York University, Toronto
  • Kaveh Ehsani DePaul University
  • Azam Khatam York University, Toronto
    Beyond Navab Highway: Urban Modernism and the Creation of ‘Non-neighborhoods’ in Tehran
  • Mina Saidi École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture de Paris La Villette (ENSAPLV)
    How Grand Bazaar Resists Gentrification
  • Sarah Karimi RShP Institute for Urban Research, Tehran
    The Story of the Construction of the New Mosque in the Palestine Neighborhood
  • Guiti Etemad CEO of Tarh va Memary Consulting Engineers
    Rehabilitation and Renewal Plan for Robatkarim, a Neighborhood in the Southern Part of Tehran
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Jacques Cartier

91. QAJAR BORDERLANDS: LOCATING THE GLOBAL WITHIN THE LOCAL IN THE GREAT GAME

  • James M. Gustafson Indiana State University
  • H. Lyman Stebbins La Salle University
    Learning the Great Game: Knowledge, Empire, and the Qajar Borderlands
  • James M. Gustafson Indiana State University
    The Qajar Great Game and the Henna of Narmashir
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Fontaine F

92. NEW APPROACHES TO ISLAMIC LEGAL THOUGHT

  • Ahmad Kazemi-Moussavi George Washington University
  • Rasool Nafisi Strayer University
  • Abdolkarim Soroush University of Maryland
    The Shari'a and the Notion of the Modern Nation-State
  • Mohsen Kadivar Duke University
    Ijtihad in Usul al-Fiqh
  • Ahmad Kazemi-Moussavi George Washington University.
    Considerations on the Higher Objectives of the Law as a New Project for Legal Reforms
  • Rasool Nafisi Strayer University.
    The Penal Code and Social Change

4:00 pm—5:30 pm

4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Fontaine E

93. MESSIANISM IN IRANIAN ISLAM: FROM CONCEPTIONS TO RE-CONCEPTIONS [R4m]

  • Omid Ghaemmaghami Binghamton University (The State University of New York)
  • Houchang E. Chehabi Boston University
  • Todd Lawson University of Toronto
  • Omid Ghaemmaghami Binghamton University (The State University of New York)
    After a Break in the Sequence: Moses and the Messiah in Early and Modern Shi`i Literature
  • Issam Eido University of Chicago
    The Shi‘i Mahdi and the Sunni Mahdi: Towards a Comparative Study
  • Zackery Heern Murray State University
    The Baha’i Faith and Islamic Messianism in Iran
  • Mina Yazdani Eastern Kentucky University
    Islamic Ecumenism in Mid 20th-century Iran: A Reaction to a Messianic Movement?
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Verdun

94. REFASHIONING PERSIANATE HISTORIOGRAPHY IN THE LATE MEDIEVAL AND EARLY MODERN PERIODS

  • Ilker Evrim Binbas Royal Holloway, University of London
  • John E. Woods University of Chicago
  • Ilker Evrim Binbas Royal Holloway, University of London
    The Intellectual Self between the Mamluks and the Timurids: Ibn al-Jazari and His Autobiographical Writings
  • Judith Pfeiffer University of Oxford
    The 15th Century Ottoman Reception of Rashīd al-Dīn’s Kitāb al-Sulṭāniyya
  • Shahzad Bashir Stanford University
    History in the Making: Zayn Khwafi’s Tabaqat-i Baburi
  • Devin DeWeese Indiana University Bloomington
    The Works of Badr al-Din Kashmiri: Historicizing Hagiography in the 16th Century
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Lachine

95. DIVAS AND DANCING BOYS, RESPECTABLE MEN AND DISREPUTABLE WOMEN (2): GENDER AT CENTER STAGE IN IRAN AND

  • Farzaneh Hemmasi University of Toronto
  • Afsaneh Najmabadi Harvard University
  • Houman Sarshar Center of Iranian Jewish Oral History
    Zanpush: The Boy Dancers of Iran
  • Marjan (SZ) Moosavi University of Toronto
    The Quest for Female Corporeal Agency on Iranian Stage
  • Farzaneh Hemmasi University of Toronto
    Of Singing and ‘Suffocation’: Performances of Power and Powerlessness among Female Vocalists in Exile
2:00 p.m-3:30 p.m. Fundy

97. Artistic Boundary-crossings

  • Sussan Babaie The Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London
    Dwelling in Herat: Negotiating Safavid-Qizilbash Identity in the Timurid Dar-al-Saltaneh
  • Sahar Hosseini University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Dwelling in Herat: Negotiating Safavid-Qizilbash Identity in the Timurid Dar-al-Saltaneh
  • Hanaa Adly Helwan University, Cairo
    Tashreeh Al Ain (Anatomy of the Eye): Unpublished Persian Illustrated Manuscript Dated 861AH/1451 AD
  • Valerie Behiery Montreal Museum of Fine Arts
    'Persian Art' and the Making of the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts' Collection of Islamic Art
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Longueuil

98. MODERN USES OF THE PRE-ISLAMIC IRANIAN HERITAGE

  • Jamsheed Choksy Indiana University Bloomington
  • Mehmet Alici Istanbul University
    Iranians Celebrate Nowruz in Istanbul in the Late Ottoman Empire: The Case of ‘Kounchkavey Dar Zarthost
  • Ali Mozaffari Curtin University, Perth
    The Heritage ‘NGO’: A Case Study on the Role of Grass-roots Heritage Societies in Iran and Their Perception of Cultural Heritage
  • Nazila Khalkhali University of Ottawa
    Achaemenid Inscriptions in Modern Iran
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Pointe-aux-Trembles

99. IRANIAN NETWORKING IN TRANSITION

  • Tomoko Yamagishi Meiji University
  • Arezoo Fakhrejahani Meiji University
  • Sachiko Hosoya Toho University
    The Roles of NGOs for Creating a Network among Disabled People in Iran
  • Gi Yeon Koo Seoul National University
    Love: The Prohibited but Thrilling Emotion among the Iranian Youth
  • Yuko Suzuki Centre nationale de la recherche scientifique (CNRS), Paris (Mondes Iranien et Indien)
    Tribal Women’s New Relationship with the Cellphone: Social Changes in Kohgiluye va Boirahmad Province
4:00 p.m-5:30 p.m. Jacques Cartier

100. EMPIRE AND SOCIETY UNDER THE QAJARS

  • Mehrdad Amanat Independent Scholar
  • Fatemeh Masjedi Zentrum Moderner Orient, Berlin
    Beyond Empire: Violence and Foreigners in Qajar Tabriz, 1905-1908
  • Serkan Kececi London School of Economics and Political Science
    The Grand Strategy of the Russian Empire in the Caucasus against Its Southern Rivals (Ottoman Turkey and Qajar Persia) (1820-1833)
  • Akihiko Yamaguchi University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo
    The Evolution of the Centre-Periphery Relationships as Seen from Local Clerics’ Appointment Orders: A Case of the Ardalan Province in the 18t and 19th Centuries
  • Farzin Vejdani Ryerson University
    The Politics of Water in Late Qajar Iran

5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

7:30 pm ـــ 9:00 pm