1st Triennial Conference of the Scandinavian Society for Iranian Studies

The Scandinavian Society for Iranian Studies is pleased to announce the program for the 1st Triennial Iranian Studies Conference. The conference aims to provide an institutional framework for professional and research development and give participants opportunities for immersion in fields of specialization as well as forays into different disciplines.


8.50    Welcome address by Ashk Dahlén, President

Persian Language and Literature

Chair: Helena Bani-Shoraka

9.00     Language and Literature: Early Persian Interactions. Bo Utas (Uppsala University)

9.40     Imaging India in Buf-e Kur. Syed Akhtar Husain (Jawaharlal Nehru University)

10.30   Identity, Space and Mobility in Goli Taraqqi’s “Man Che Guevara hastam". Goulia Ghardashkhani (Phillips-Universität Marburg)

11.00   Koroshi: A Linguistic and Anthropological Overview. Maryam Nourzaei & Carina Jahani  (Uppsala University)

Iranian Religions and Archaeology

Chair: Anders Widmark

12.30    Iran og den Mosaiska distinksjonen. Michael Stausberg (University of Bergen)

13.00    Azdahāg and the Fenriswolf – Eschatological Myth in Comparison. Anders Hultgård (Uppsala University)

13.40    Masters in Dialogue: Translation, Authority and Exegesis in Iranian Sufism. Alessandro Cancian (The Institute of Ismaili Studies)

14.10    Project Reconstruction Saighanchi in Afghanistan. Syed Sibtain (Sydney University of Technology)

Modern History and Politics

Chair: Bjørn Olav Utvik

14.50    The Historiography of Politics in Modern Iran. Fakhreddin Azimi (University of Connecticut)

15.30    Modernity Revisited: The Need for a Fresh Reassessment of Modernist Discourse in Iran. Daryoush Mohammadpoor (University of West Minister)

16.10    Ideological Underpinning of the Green Movement: Jamʽiyat-e Towhid va Taʽāvun. Kjetil Selvik (University of Oslo)

16.40    Few Notes on Conceptual History of Democracy in Iran. Yadullah Shahibzadeh (University of Oslo)



The Conference will take place in Auditorium II, Georg Sverdrup House, at the University of Oslo. The building is 5 minutes walk from Blindern Metro Station (Central Line).


The Conference is open to the public and free of charge. If you wish to attend the Conference please registrate by notifying the Secretary Helena Bani-Shoraka (helena.bani-shoraka@lingfil.uu.se) no later than 25 March. All participants are required to submit a registration.


The Conference is sponsored by Institute for Comparative Research in Human Culture (Instituttet for sammenlignende kulturforskning, Oslo) and Fritt Ord Foundation.

We look forward to seeing you in Oslo!

Published Jan. 13, 2012 10:30 AM - Last modified July 10, 2012 3:03 PM