HAA Cosponsored: Iranian Studies Symposium

Event Date: 

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Image Resource Center
  • Digital Image Lab (Arts 1245)

Event Price: 

Free and open to all members of the UCSB community

Organized by the Iranian Studies Initiative UC Santa Barbara: Iranian Studies Symposium

A one-day symposium at the University of California, Santa Barbara, aiming to involve UCSB graduate students in the humanities and social sciences working on any aspects of Iranian culture, society, politics, arts, or music in a discussion about their research.

Symposium Schedule

8.30 AM - Introductory Remarks: Dr. Janet Afary, Mohammadreza Mirzaei

Panel 1

8.45 AM - Samira Fathi, "Urban Memory of Isfahan In the Early Qajar Period"
9.15 AM - Rachel Winter, "Rethinking Art and Cultural Diplomacy in Iranian Studies: A Thought Experiment"
9.45 AM - Mohammadreza Mirzaei, "Bahman Mohassess’ Parodies in the Context of the 1960s Painting"
10.15 - 10.30 AM - Discussion. Moderator: Dr. Farshad Sonboldel

15 minutes break

Panel 2

10.45 AM - Richard Nedjat-Haiem, "From Traditional to Pop and from Pop to Classicalization; Hayedeh & Googoosh, Iranian Female Icons from the Pahlavi Era to the Tehrangeles Diaspora"
11.15 AM - Ali Derafshi, "Persomania: Loving Things Persian: Iranian-and Persian-inspired Architecture in California (1900–1979)
11. 45 AM - 12:00 PM - Discussion. Moderator: Dr. Shiva Balaghi

Cosponsored by the Department of History of Art & Architecture and the Center for Middle Eastern Studies.