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Iranian Art Exhibition

tabsir , December 13th, 2021


The James Simon Galerie of the Staatliuche Museen zu Berlin has an ongoing exhibition on Iranian art. Click here for details.


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With Pierre Loti in Persia

tabsir , December 8th, 2021


My friend, the historian G. Rex Smith, has recently translated into English a marvelous travel diary by the French military official and traveller Pierre Loti (1850-1923). It is…


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Democracy Denied in the Middle East

tabsir , November 21st, 2021


An excellent analysis of U.S. policy in the Middle East by Juan Cole.


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Egypt in 1876

tabsir , October 20th, 2021


The British diplomat Sir Valentine Chirol (1852-1929) wrote a memoir entitled Fifty Years in a Changing World (New York: Harcourt and Brace, 1928). Among the areas in the…


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Baghdad in the 19th Century

tabsir , October 18th, 2021


A richly illustrated book in French from 1887 on Iraq and Persia has an incredible number of illustrations. The book can be downloaded here. I attach some of…


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Online Books in Halle

tabsir , October 16th, 2021


At least 337 Books published in Germany on Islam and history of the Middle East are available to read online or download. Most are in German but a…


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Goethe, as West embraces East

tabsir , September 17th, 2021


There is an interesting article on Qantara about the significance of the German poet Goethe’s famous West-Östliche Divan, first published 1819. To read an English translation, click here.


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Traditional Seafaring in the Gulf

tabsir , June 22nd, 2021


The online event “Under the Sails – Maritime Conversation on Trade and Seafaring. Perspectives from Iran and Kuwait” held on May 26, 2021 is now available to view…


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Iran Exhibition in London

tabsir , June 4th, 2021


There is a new exhibit on Iran at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London through 12 September. If you cannot make it to the exhibition, there is…


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Persian Kamancheh Music

tabsir , May 22nd, 2021


This new recording by Misagh Joolaee is sad but enthralling at the same time. Read about it and listen on the Qantara Website.


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In the Journals – Militarization

allisontedesco , April 6th, 2021


Officers wearing a traditional late 1960s uniform (left) and a new demilitarized uniform featuring a blazer (right), Riverside County Sheriff, 1969 by Stuart Schrader via Journal of Urban…


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Coloring Persia

tabsir , March 10th, 2021


In 1928 my mother, who was 6 years old at the time, received a coloring book from a neighbour. It was called “Big Circus Painting and Crayoning Book”…


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Lettre à Madame la Maire

Nathalia Turincev , February 24th, 2021


Le 4 janvier 2021   English Version Madame la Maire,   Si je vous écris aujourd’hui, c’est pour vous faire part de ma tristesse, et de mon indignation….


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Marvels and Wonders: Al-Qazwini and Beyond

tabsir , February 8th, 2021


There is a fascinating talk on Youtube by Travis Zadeh on marvels and wonders in Islamic texts, especially the many versions of al-Qazwini.


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Temporary Marriage an Approved Way of Submission

آیدا فلاح , November 29th, 2020


Abstract Temporary Marriage an Approved Way of Submission Temporary marriage is a multi-dimensional topic.  It allows Muslim men and women to be considered as husband and wife for…


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The Narrative of LGB in Iran and the Chronic Closet

آیدا فلاح , November 24th, 2020


Abstract The Narrative of LGB in Iran and the Chronic Closet By using snowballing and Grounded Theory approach, a research was conducted during the course of one year…


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Goodbye “American Greatness”

Maximilian C. Forte , April 29th, 2020


Part 3 of 5 of the COVID-19 Series. Indispensable. Here was the so-called “indispensable nation,” the self-appointed saviour of the world, with generations of its leaders and thinkers…


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Ep #52: An exploration of truth & trust: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , February 23rd, 2020


Welcome to our first podcast of 2020! And to kick of the new year season of TFS, we are joined by the lovely Kirsty Wissing, PhD candidate from…


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Threats to Destroy Cultural Heritage Harm Us All

Chelsea Horton , February 19th, 2020


Trump’s Twitter intimidation may have been politically expedient bluster. But, it threatened our collective cultural legacy, regional stability, and scientific inquiry. When United States President D…


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Functional multilingualism and the use of standard languages, by Bo Utas

Mats Utas , November 27th, 2019


With a description of the complex linguistic situation that characterized my father’s native village in the Ukraine as a starting point, I will try to demonstrate the multifarious…


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Ep. #51: Newsworthy stories, Becoming projects, Ethics of danger & Balancing values: This month on TFS

The Familiar Strange , November 24th, 2019


Jodie [1:26] begins our panel this month with a recent incident in Canberra, Australia, where a woman was shot by a ‘random’ gunman. Luckily her wound was not…


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Girls, Groupies, and Grim Reapers: The Religious Politics of Mass Response

Maximilian C. Forte , September 29th, 2019


Following a week at the UN and ensuing climate change “protests” (state-sanctioned, party-approved, media-praised, university-endorsed, “protests”), in which we were yet agai…


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Crazy people on the other side of the world: challenges of ethnography and positionality in Iran

standplaatswereld , September 25th, 2019


by Younes Saramifar I recall vividly that I was pleased with my progress in the field on 14th March 2019. I smiled at the list of confirmed appointments…


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Mit Abstand. Andreas Hoesslis Film über die Revolutionen im Iran und in Polen

Svenja Goltermann , September 1st, 2019


1979 im Iran und 1980 in Polen bedrohen zwei Revolutionen die alten Mächte – im Iran stürzt der Shah, in Polen aber verhängt die Armee das Kriegsrecht. Der…


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