Past IQSA Sponsored Events and Conferences

 

* Inaugural IQSA Conference on Qajar Era Photography:

"READING EARLY PHOTOGRAPHS: Visual Sources for the Interpretation of Iranian Qajar History "

University of Leiden, Research School CNWS, Holland

May 17-19, 2001

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* One of the last pictures of Mozaffar-ed-Din Shah, with his sons, (from right to left) Abol Fazl Mirza Azod al-Soltan, Mohammad Ali Mirza (later Shah), Malek Mansour Mirza Sho'a al-Saltaneh, Hossein Qoli Mirza Nosrat al-Saltaneh, and Abol Fath Mirza Salar ed-Dowleh. (Source: Prince Abounasr Azod)

The inaugural conference of the International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA) was held May 17-19, 2001, at the University of Leiden, Holland. The conference was jointly organized by the following organizations: Department of Languages and Cultures of the Islamic Middle East, Leiden University; International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA); Research School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies, Leiden University; The Genootschap Nederland-Iran.

Conference Agenda:

For the agenda of speakers, abstracts of papers presented, daily events, and additional information about the conference please click here.

 

 

* Second Annual IQSA Conference on Qajar Era Costume and Dress

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(Copyright Hermitage Museum)

"Dress and Costume of Nineteenth-Century Iran"

University of Leiden, Research School CNWS, Holland

June 20-21, 2002

Leiden University Research School CNWS Conference Page: Conference Program and Abstracts

Papers and Presenters:

What is Dress? Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood

Elements of Qajar Era Dress, Bahman Bayani

Aspects and Meaning of Royal Attire and Regalia, Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar

Dress for Special Occasions in Qajar Iran, Jennifer Scarce

Clothing of Rural Groups, Pastoral Nomads, and Minorities from Travelogues of the Qajar Era, S. Shahshahani

Images of Lur and Turk Nomads on Qajar Period Gravestones, P. Khosronejad

History of Women's Dress in Iran, Houri Moghadam-Mostofi

Qajar Dress Collections in Leiden, Gillian Vogelsang-Eastwood

The Symbolism of Veiling and the Poetics of Unveiling, A. Seyed-Ghorab

Military Dress in the Qajar Era, A. Mashayekh

Military Uniforms in Early Qajar Era, Graham Williamson

Range and Role of Imported Cloth, Willem Floor

Role of the Bazaar, L.A.F. Barjesteh van Waalwijk van Doorn

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IQSA has published the Catalog of this conference in the form of a book Introduction to Qajar Era Dress, available for purchase. For further detail please click here.

 

 

* Third Annual IQSA Conference on Health and Hygiene in the Qajar Era

   

"Health, Hygiene and Beauty in the Qajar Era"

A Conference held at the Cantonal Hospital in Geneva, Switzerland

June 20, 2003

Abstracts of Conference Papers and List of Speakers: For abstracts of papers and list of speakers at the conference, please click here.

IQSA has published the Catalog of this conference in the form of a book Qajar Era Health, Hygiene and Beauty, available for purchase. For further detail please click here.

 

~ Fourth Annual IQSA Conference ~

"Harem: Perception and Reality of Life in Ottoman and Qajar Courts"

     

A two-day conference, co-sponsored by the departments of Philosophy, History, Ethnic Studies
and Political Science at SBCC and the Center for Middle East Studies at UCSB,

held Friday and Saturday, July 23-24, 2004

At Santa Barbara City College, West Campus, Fé Bland Forum, Business/Communication Building, Santa Barbara, California, 721 Cliff Dr., Santa Barbara, CA 93109
SBCC Information: (805) 965-0581

 

Conference Details:

Conference Program:

 



~ Fifth Annual IQSA Conference ~


IQSA
The Cambridge Security Programme


Centre of International Studies


War and Peace in Qajar Persia: Implications Past and Present

McCrum Theatre, Corpus Christi College, Cambridge, CB2 1RH,
Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July 2005



For further questions regarding the Conference, please contact:

Conference Chair:
Prof. Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar
President, International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA), at
: president@qajarstudies.org
or
Conference Co-Chair:
Ms. Roxane Farmanfarmaian
Editor, Cambridge Security Review, Cambridge Security Programme, at: rf236@cam.ac.uk
or
Miss Lesley Fettes, Programme Manager, Cambridge Security Programme,
18 Millers Yard Mill Lane Cambridge CB2 1RQ,

Phone: + 44 (0)1223 741747
E-mail: csp@hermes.cam.ac.uk

 

 

~ Sixth Annual IQSA Conference 2006 ~

~ Entertainment in the Qajar Era ~

A Conference organized by IQSA and Mondes Iranien et Indien

(CNRS, Universite Paris III, INALCO, EPHE)

Conference Location:
Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris,
(2nd arrondissement; Bourse Metro Station, Paris map of Bourse Metro and rue Vivienne)

Date: Friday and Saturday June 2-3, 2006

For further questions regarding the Conference, please contact:

Conference Chair:
Prof. Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar
President, International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA), at
: president@qajarstudies.org
or
Conference Co-Chair:
Dr. Olivier Bast
CNRS/Mondes Iranien et Indien, at: bast@ivry.cnrs.fr

Offices of CNRS/Mondes Iranien et Indien
Mme Christine Riviere,
Mondes Iranien et Indien (Unite mixte de recherche 7528 : CNRS, Universite Paris III, INALCO, EPHE)
27, rue Paul Bert, 94200 Ivry-sur-Seine, France
Tel: + 33 1 49 60 40 05     Fax: + 33 1 45 21 94 19
Wed address: www.ivry.cnrs.fr/iran-inde
E-mail: iran-inde@ivry.cnrs.fr



 

Seventh Annual IQSA Conference 2007

~ Diplomats and Travelers in the Qajar Era ~

A Conference organized jointly by IQSA and the Fondation Napoleon in Commemoration of the Bicentenary of Franco-Persian Relations under the First Empire

Conference Location:
Bibliotheque Paul Marmottan
7, place Denfert-Rochereau 92100 Boulogne-Billancourt

Public Transportation Directions:
By Bus: Number 52; Station: Denfert-Rochereau
By Metro: Line 10--Direction: Boulogne Pont de St-Cloud; Exit: Boulogne Jean Jaures

Date: June 1-2, 2007

Begin Time: 9:30 am both days
(Registration at 9:00 am)

 


Registration | Program | Abstracts | Speakers
(Updated April 6, 2007. All Links are active. Please click for information on the Conference)

For further questions regarding the Conference, please contact:

Conference Chair:
Mr. Ferydoun Barjesteh
Vice-President, International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA), at
: ferydoun@barjesteh.nl

 

 

Eighth Annual IQSA Conference 2008

~ Social Positioning and Every Day Life in Qajar Persia ~

A Conference organized jointly by IQSA, the International Institute of Social History (IISH), Amsterdam, and the Research School of Asian, African, and Amerindian Studies (CNWS) at the University of Leiden, Holland

 

Conference Location:


in Amsterdam at the International Institute of Social History, Cruquiusweg 31, Amsterdam
(Tel: + 31 20 6685866
)
and


in Leiden under the auspices of CNWS at Leiden University, Kamerlingh Onnes Building, Faculty of Law, Steenschuur 25,
Room C131.

Conference Dates:

Wednesday June 4, Amsterdam

Thursday and Friday, June 5-6, Leiden

Saturday, June 7, Rotterdam (optional)

Begin Times:

Wednesday June 4, Amsterdam at IISH, 2:00 pm

Thursday and Friday, June 5-6, Leiden at University of Leiden, 9:30 am both days

Saturday, June 7, Rotterdam, van Waning Gallery 2:00 pm

Conference Details:

Registration | Program | Abstracts | Speakers

 

For further questions regarding the Conference, please contact directly:

Conference Chair:

Dr. Touraj Atabaki

Professor of the Social History of the Middle East and Central Asia, Leiden University
Senior Research Fellow, International Institute of Social History

at: T.Atabaki@let.leidenuniv.nl

Conference Co-Chair:
Mr. Ferydoun Barjesteh
Vice-President, International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA)

Editor-in-Chief, Qajar Studies (the annual publication of IQSA), at: publisher@barjesteh.nl

 

 

Ninth Annual IQSA Conference 2009

~ Architecture in Qajar Persia ~

A Conference organized jointly by IQSA and the

Institute for Iranian Studies of the Austrian Academy of Sciences
University of Vienna, Austria
and
co-sponsored by the Historians of Islamic Art Association (HIAA)



Conference Location:

Theatersaal Conference Room (2nd floor), Austrian Academy of Sciences (AAS),
Sonnenfelsgasse 19, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Location:
http://www.hot-maps.de/europe/austria/vienna/homeen.html
(At this link type in "Sonnenfelsgasse" in the search box at the top right next to the map, where the words "Strasse suchen" appear in red, to get the exact location of the conference site. Sonnenfelsgasse 19 is located just a few minutes walking distance from St. Stephen's Cathedral at the City Center)

Conference Dates:

Thursday June 4 and Friday June 5

Begin Times: (Both days)

Registration 8:00-9:00 am; Conference 9:00 am

Conference Details:

Registration | Program | Abstracts | Speakers Bios

For further questions regarding the Conference and Call for Papers, please contact directly:

Prof. Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar
President, IQSA
US Code+ 805-687-1148
E-mail: president@qajarstudies.org

(Deadline for submission of Abstracts for consideration is February 1, 2009)

Conference Co-Chairs

Prof. Bert G. Fragner
Director, Institute for Iranian Studies, Vienna, Austria
+43 1 51581 7810
E-mail: bert.fragner@oeaw.ac.at

Prof. Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar
President, IQSA
US Code+ 805-687-1148
E-mail: president@qajarstudies.org

 

Ten-Year Anniversary IQSA Conference, Oxford 2010

A Conference organized jointly by IQSA

and
the

University of Oxford, St Antony's College

~ Retrospective and Prospects:
Reflections on the Study of the Qajar Era ~
~ A conference honoring the work of Prof. Hafez Farmayan and celebrating ten years of the work of IQSA ~

IQSA wishes to acknowledge the generous support of the following persons and organizations in making this conference possible:

Dr. and Mrs. Amir Ali Farman-Farma
Mr. Nader Farmanfarmaian
Mr. Alex Farmanfarmaian
Mr. Farough Farman-Farmaian
Dr. Ghaffar Farman-Farmaian
Mr. Fathali Ghahremani-Ghadjar
Dr. Said Sabeti
The Flora Family Foundation
The Vali Fonds
The Middle East Centre, St. Antony's College, Oxford University
St. Anne's College, Oxford University

Conference Details

-- Conference Location --

Mary Ogilvie Lecture Theatre, Claire Palley Building, St Anne's College,
Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6JF
Wednesday, 11 August, 9am through Friday, 13 August, 4pm

Locator maps:
Google map for directions to St Anne's College
St Anne's "Directions to the College" Page
Map of St Anne's College Grounds

Contact: Ms. Mastan Ebtehaj
The Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Oxford OX2 6JF UK
Tel: +44 (0)1865 284780
Fax: +44 (0)1865 274529
email: mastan.ebtehaj@sant.ox.ac.uk

-- Conference Dates --

Wednesday-Friday, August 11-13, 2010

-- Begin Times --

9:00 am daily

-- Conference Details --
Online Registration period is over. Registration is now available at the conference only.

Program | Abstracts | Speakers

Conference Convenors:

Dr. Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar
President, IQSA
Tel/Fax: US Code + 805 687 1148
E-mail: president@qajarstudies.org

Dr. Homa Katouzian
The Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Oxford, OX2 6JF, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1865 284780
Fax: +44 (0)1865 274529
E-mail: homa.katouzian@sant.ox.ac.uk


Conference Events

-- Pre-Conference Reception --
(Conference Participants and Invited Guests Only)

St Anne's College, Claire Palley Lawn, Woodstock Road
Tuesday, August 10, from 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Locator maps:
Google map for directions to St Anne's College
St Anne's "Directions to the College" Page
Map of St Anne's College Grounds

Contact: Ms. Mastan Ebtehaj
The Middle East Centre, St Antony's College
Oxford OX2 6JF UK
Tel: +44 (0)1865 284780
Fax: +44 (0)1865 274529
email: mastan.ebtehaj@sant.ox.ac.uk

-- Conference Gala Dinner --
(Pre-purchased Reservation Tickets Required)

Thursday August 12, 2010, St Anne's College, Ruth Deech Building
7:00 pm Pre-Dinner Drinks: Claire Palley Lawn; 8:00 pm Gala Dinner: Foyer B

 


Eleventh IQSA Conference, Holland, June 3-4, 2011

~ Princes and Courtiers in Qajar Persia ~

A Conference organized jointly by IQSA and the International Institute of Social History (IISH), Amsterdam, Holland


 

Day One, Friday June 3, 2011: Conference Location: Amsterdam

The International Institute of Social History


Address in Amsterdam: International Institute of Social History, Cruquiusweg 31, Amsterdam
(Tel: + 31 20 668 5866
)


Day Two, Saturday June 4, 2011: Conference Location: Leiden

The National Museum of Antiquities


Address in Leiden: The National Museum of Antiquities, Rapenburg 28, 2311 EW Leiden
(Tel: +31 71 5163 163)


Conference Dates:

Friday and Saturday June 3-4, 2011

Begin Times:

Friday June 3, Amsterdam, IIHS, 9:30 am
Saturday June 4, Leiden, 9:30 am

Conference Details:

Registration | Program | Abstracts | Speakers

 

For further questions regarding the Conference and Call for Papers, please contact directly:

Conference Chair:

Prof. Touraj Atabaki

Head of the Department of the Middle East and Central Asia at the International Institute of Social History,
Chair of Social History of the Middle East and Central Asia at the University of Leiden,

at: tat@iisg.nl

Conference Co-Chair:
Mr. Ferydoun Barjesteh
Vice-President, International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA)

Editor-in-Chief, Qajar Studies (the annual publication of IQSA), at: publisher@barjesteh.nl

 

IQSA Sponsored Conference: Qajar Era Photography and Cinematography

University of St. Andrews, Scotland, August 27-28, 2011

Twelfth IQSA Conference, Boston, May 31-June 1, 2012

~ Women in the Qajar Era ~

~ A conference honoring the pioneering work of Mrs. Sattareh Farmanfarmaian
on behalf of women in Iran ~

Jointly organized by

IQSA and Boston University, Boston, Mass.




Conference Dates:

Thursday and Friday May 31-June 1, 2012

Conference Location:

Boston University, One Silber Way, Boston, Mass.
(617) 353-2370
For Contact Information and Map, please click here.

Begin Times:

Both days 9:00 am

Conference Details:

Registration | Program | Abstracts | Speakers

 

For further questions regarding the Conference, please contact directly:

Conference Chair:

Prof. Houchang Chehabi
Professor of International Relations and History,
Dept. of International Relations, Boston University
Contact: chehabi@bu.edu

Conference Co-Chair:
Prof. Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar
Director, Middle East Studies Program, Santa Barbara City College (SBCC)
President, International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA)
Contact: president@qajarstudies.org

Conference Program Chair:
Dr. Nahid Nosrat-Mozaffari
Contact: nahidmoza@msn.com


-- Exploring Boston and Cambridge --

Both Boston and Cambridge are home to many world renowned universities such as Harvard University, MIT, Tufts University, Boston University, Northeastern University, Brandeis University, Wellesley College, Radcliffe and the Berklee College of Music, to name a few. These universities are all nearby or within a few miles of our conference location at Boston University. Boston and Cambridge are also home to many Revolutionary historic sites (see The Freedom Trail) as well as to many world famous museums, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Harvard's Art Museums. Additionally, Boston and Cambridge and the surrounding areas offer many opportunities for sightseeing and recreation. Finally, for shopping, do not miss Boston's Newbury Street and surrounding neighborhoods, and for sports fans (Red Sox fans or not) Fenway Park is a must!

-- Conference Accommodations --

Watch this page for announcements on dorm space at Boston University for conference participants. There are also many hotels in the immediate vicinity of our conference location. For more information on lodging in Boston, please click here.

(Aviso: IQSA does not recommend any particular hotel nor endorses anyone of the Boston area hotels. These listings are only for information and are from official tourist sites.)

 

Thirteenth IQSA Conference: Influences of Persian Antiquity on Qajar Era Culture and Thought

Nijmegen, the Netherlands, Thursday and Friday, May 30-31, 2013

A Conference jointly organized by the International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA),
the HAN University for Applied Sciences and the Radboud University Nijmegen.

Conference Dates:

Thursday and Friday May 30-31, 2013

Begin Times:

9:00 both days

Conference Details:

Registration | Program | Abstracts | Speakers


For more information please contact:

Conference Chair: Mr. Ferydoun Barjesteh, VP of IQSA, at: ferydoun@barjesteh.nl
Conference co-chair: Drs. Corien Vuurman, at: Corien.Vuurman@han.nl


Call for Papers Committee: Chair: Prof. Touraj Atabaki; Co-chairs: Mr. Ferydoun Barjesteh and Drs. Corien Vuurman
For Paper Proposals, Contact: Prof. Touraj Atabaki at: tat@iisg.nl


For further questions regarding the International Qajar Studies Association and all its activities, please click here

For information on how to join IQSA please click here


If you wish to correspond with us, our address is as follows:

The International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA)
P.O. Box 31107
Santa Barbara, CA 93130, USA

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For further questions regarding the Association and all its activities, please contact:

Dr. Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar
President, International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA), at
: president@qajarstudies.org

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