IQSA 2008 Conference:

Conference jointly organized by
, the IISH and Leiden University


~ Social Positioning and Every Day Life in Qajar Persia ~

Wednesday June 4, in Amsterdam at the International Institute of Social History, Cruquiusweg 31, Amsterdam

Thursday and Friday June 5-6, in Leiden at Leiden University in the Research School CNWS building, Nonnensteeg 1-3, Leiden


Saturday June 7, Gallery van Waning, exhibition Persian Coffee House Paintings 'Traditional Persian Art', Westersingel 35, 3014 GS, Rotterdam


Confirmed Three-day Conference Schedule

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wednesday, June 4, Amsterdam:


14.30-17.00: Opening of conference with drinks and exhibition at the IISH in Amsterdam.

-- Opening paper by Touraj Atabaki

-- Paper by Nayer Glenn-Mostofi

18.30: Dinner in Amsterdam

Thursday, June 5, Leiden:

New Sources and Methods for the Study of Social History of Qajar Persia

9.30-9.55: registration conference at Leiden University, book tables open

Morning Session Chair Touraj Atabaki

9.55-10.00: Opening Address

10.00-10.40: Iraj Afshar

10.40-11.20: Nahid Nosrat-Mozaffari

11.20-11.50: Coffee break, book tables open

11.50-12.30: Kaveh Bayat

12.30-13.30: Lunch

Afternoon Session Chair Iraj Afshar

13.30-14.05: Ferydoun Barjesteh

14.05-14.45: Abbas Amanat

14.45-15.00: Tea break

15.00-15.40: Reza Sheikh

15.40-16.15: Final Discussions First Day, moderator Hans Timmermans

16.15-17.00: Official opening and visit of exhibition 'Eyes on Persia' (photographs from the Hotz Collection) at the Leiden University Library by KFA chair Ferial Lucas-Nikpour. [Cocktails and drinks served]

17.00-17.30: IQSA business meeting, book tables open

19.00-23.00: Conference dinner, Leiden

Friday, June 6

Aspects of Social Positioning in Qajar Persia

9.30-9.55: Registration, book tables open

Morning Session Chair Amir Farman Farma

9.55-10.00: Opening second day

10.00-10.40: Houchang Chehabi

10.40-11.20: Ali Gheissari

11.20-11.40: Coffee break, book tables open

Afternoon Session Chair Nahid Nosrat-Mozaffari

11.40-12.20: Stephanie Cronin

12.20-13.00: Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar

13.00-13.20: Final discussions, moderator Hans Timmermans

13.30-14.00: Lunch

Saturday, June 7

12.00-14.30: Lunch Rotterdam

14.30-15.30: Opening exhibition Persian Coffee House Paintings 'Traditional Persian Art', Van Waning Gallery, Westersingel 35, 3014 GS, Rotterdam