IQSA Vienna 2016 Conference Program

Welcome Cocktail: Sunday, August 7, 2016, 7:00 pm – 9 pm, Presenters and Invited Guests: InterContinental Hotel, Intermezzo Bar, Johannesgasse 28, Vienna ,1030.

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Conference Day One: Monday, August 8, 2016, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Theatersaal, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010, Vienna

Registration: 8:00 am – 8:45 am

Welcome: 9:00 am – 9:30 am. Florian Schwarz, Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar

Panel One: 9:30 am – 11:00 am: Encounters Between Traditional and Modern Medicine in Qajar Iran. Chair: Heidi Walcher

Abbas Zaare-i Mehrvarz (Abu Ali Sina University, Hamedan) “An Examination of the Medical Approach and Methodology of Mirza Nosrat Tabib-e Quchani, the Famous Physician of the Naseri Period.”

Reihaneh Nazem and Toba Fazelipour (Independent Scholars, Tehran), “The Encounter between Modern and Traditional Medicine in the Newspapers of the Qajar Era (Vaqaye‘-e Ettefaqiyeh, Shekufeh, Alam-e Nesvan).”

Khosro Khonsari (Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism, Iran), “An Overview of the State of Pharmacy in the Qajar Era: From ‘Attaris to Pharmacies.”

~ Morning Coffee Break: 11:00 am – 11:30 am ~

Panel Two: 11:30 am – 1:00 pm: Western Accounts of the State of Medicine and Public Health in Qajar Iran. Chair: Bert Fragner

Mehdi Alijani (Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran) “Medical Examinations and Methods of the Practice of Medicine in the Qajar Period According to the Accounts of European Visitors.” (Read by Nahid Mozaffari.)

Irina Natchkebia (Ilya University, Georgia), “Napoleon’s Emissaries’ Notes about Medicine and Hygiene of Persians (1806-1809).”

Elena Andreeva (Virginia Military Institute, USA), “Doctors and the Medicinal Arts in Qajar Iran According to Russian Travelers.”

~ No Host Lunch Break: 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm (Suggested Restaurant: Pizza Bizi, Rotenturm Str. 4, A-1010, Wien. 5 mins. Walk from Conference location.)

Panel Three: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm: Food and Medicine in Qajar Iran. Chair: Sibylle Wentker

Bert G. Fragner (Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences), “Nader Mirza Molk-Ara (1827-1888) and his Pharmacological Perception of Iranian Food and Dishes.”

Kiarash Alimi (Independent Scholar, Tehran) and Shahrzad Irannejad (Mainz University, Germany), “Cuisine as a Mirror for the State of Medicine in Qajar Iran.”

~ Afternoon Coffee Break: 3:30 pm – 4:00 pm

Panel Four: 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm: Western Physicians in Qajar Iran. Chair: Nahid Mozaffari

Miklós Sárközy (Institute of Ismaili Studies, London; Károli Gáspár University of the Hungarian Reformed Church, Budapest), “Bosphorus to Herat: István Maróthy, an ‘Unknown’ Hungarian Doctor and Chief Court Physician of Mohammad Shah Qajar.”

Heidi Walcher (Ludwig Maximilian University, Munich), “About Prostitution and Syphilis in 19th century Iran: Inquiring into J. E. Polak’s Report of 1861.”

Jennifer Scarce (University of Dundee, UK), “The Doctors of the Persian Telegraph Department.”

~ Conference Dinner: 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm, Conference Participants, Presenters and Invited Guests: Hotel Stefanie, Taborstraße 12, Vienna, 1020. (Tickets Required)

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Conference Day Two: Tuesday, August 9, 2016, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Theatersaal, Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010, Vienna

Registration: 8:30 am – 8:50 am

Panel Five: 9:00 am – 11:00 am: Medicine and Modernity in Qajar Iran. Chair: Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar

Hormoz Ebrahiminejad (University of South Hampton, UK) “Medicine and Modernity in the Qajar Period.”

Dariush Rahmanian (Tehran University), “Translated Medical Texts of Dar al-Fonun as the Connecting Link between Traditional and Modern Medical Knowledge: An Examination of the Hefz al-Sehheh-ye Naseri.”

Eden Naby (Harvard University), “American Missionaries and The Urumiah Medical School.”

Lydia Wytenbroek (York University, UK), “The Rise of the Surgical Mission: The Impact of the First World War on American Presbyterian Medical Work in Iran.”

~ Morning Coffee Break: 11:00 am – 11:30 am

Keynote Address: 11:30 am – 12:30 pm: Introduction: Houchang Chehabi

Nile Green (UCLA) “When Hajji Baba Met Frankenstein: The Early Qajar Encounter with British Science.”

~ No Host Lunch Break: 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm (Includes optional visit to exhibit of archival sources of Austro-Iranian Relations in the Qajar era at the Austrian State Archive at Minoritenplatz, 1010, Vienna. Our guide and presenter: Sibylle Wentker.)

Panel Six: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm: The Tholozan Photographic Collection – Locating Photographic Archives in the Study of Iranian Social and Cultural History

Introduction: Ferydoun Barjesteh van Waalwijk van Doorn

Discussants: Reza Sheikh and Ferydoun Barjesteh van Waalwijk van Doorn

Elahe Helbig (University of Geneva), “Rural Landscape Photography in Qajar Iran: A Discussion of the Tholozan Collection at the Middle Eastern Archive in Oxford.”

Alireza Nabipour (Independent Scholar, Tehran), “The Comparison of the Tholozan Photo Albums with Two Historical Archives of Iranian Photography.” (Read by Reza Sheikh.)

Corien J.M. Vuurman (HAN University of Applied Sciences, Nijmegen, Holland), “On Pilgrimage to Mashhad: Religious Architecture, Sacred Sites and Mashtees in Nineteenth-Century European Travelogues, Engravings and Photographs.”

Florence Hellot-Bellier (CNRS, Paris), “Art and Photography in the Collections of Dr. Tholozan and Dr. Feuvrier.”

Photographic Exhibit: 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm: Images from the Tholozan Archive at the Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford

Closing Remarks: Ferydoun Barjesteh van Waalwijk van Doorn, Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar

~ No Host Concluding Dinner: 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Heuriger Maly, Sandgasse 8, Grinzing, Vienna, 1190.

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