IQSA and IQSA Related Projects

IQSA has committed itself to a series of long range projects in conjunction and co-operation with other like-minded institutes and institutions. Below is a list of current projects to which IQSA is committed for which it seeks funding and co-operation from other associations and organizations, as well as a list of related projects which IQSA supports:

1) Descendants of Fath Ali Shah Project. In conjunction with the Iranian Families Institute, IQSA has embarked on this long range project that will map male and female line descendants of Fath Ali Shah down to today. Any information on these descendants can be forwarded to Mr. Ferydoun Barjesteh van Waalwijk van Doorn at

2) The Shajarehnameh Project. In conjunction with the Kadjar Family Association (KFA), IQSA is compiling genealogies of Qajar Princely families (male and female lines). Individuals with information on family lines are encouraged to contact IQSA at the address below. To view the current data collected please click here.

3) Conservation of Qajar Era Paintings collections at the Tiflis (Georgia) and Baku (Azarbaijan) Museums. IQSA is looking for sponsors for these two projects. The collections in these museums are currently in great need of restoration. The outcome of these projects would be international exhibits of these works. Interested parties should contact Prof. Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar, President, IQSA, at:

4) The Qajar Era Biographies Project. IQSA has embarked on a publication project in cooperation with various individuals and Foundations, to preserve biographies of key historical figures from the Qajar Era. First in this series is the publication of the Political Biography of Prince Abdol Hossein Mirza Farman Farma. For more information on these projects, please contact Prof. Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar, President, IQSA, at:

5) The Qajar Archives and Documentation Center, IISH, Amsterdam. IQSA is involved in the creation of a Qajar archives and documentation effort in conjunction with the IISH and Dr. Touraj Atabaki, Director. IQSA encourages Qajar family members and IQSA members with holdings of documents and collections to contact Dr. Atabaki for further information on how to make these available to the center. Dr. Atabaki can be contacted at:

6) The Qajar Project, Harvard University: Women’s Worlds in Qajar Iran: A Digital Archive and Website. IQSA is happy to announce its support of this important Harvard University project and encourages members of the greater Qajar family and members of IQSA with materials relevant to this project to contact Prof. Afsaneh Najmabadi, Director of the Harvard Qajar Project at: (See article on Humanities and Social Sciences Net Online site).

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

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


For further questions regarding the Association, please contact:

Dr. Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar
President, International Qajar Studies Association (IQSA) at