IQSA 2011 Conference:
Conference jointly organized by
IQSA and the International Institute for Social History, Amsterdam

~Princes and Courtiers in Qajar Persia~

Conference Locations:

Amsterdam and Leiden

Conference Dates:

Friday June 3 and Saturday June 4, 2011

This year's conference is a two-day conference in two locations.

Day one will be held in Amsterdam at the International Institute for Social History [For address and contact details of IISH, click here] on the occasion of the opening of the Qajar Studies and Documentation Center and will be dedicated to the theme of 'Princes and Courtiers in Qajar Persia.' IQSA will also present the 2010-2011 anniversary issue of its Journal, Qajar Studies, featuring articles by Layla Diba, Bahman Bayani, Bahman Farmanfarmaian, and the translation of the Tarikh-e Azodi, by Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar with ancillary genealogical materials by Ferydoun Barjesteh.

Costs for Day one: Conference fee (including coffee and tea) € 15; Lunch: € 20 [To pay online, please click here.]

Day two of the conference will be held in the town of Leiden (20 minutes by train from Amsterdam), at the National Museum for Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudeheden --RMO) [For address and contact details of RMO, click here] devoted to the exploration of the work of Dutch entrepeneur Albert Hotz (1855-1930), active in Qajar Persia between 1873 and 1903, and his cultural legacy. Organized by the International Qajar Studies Association in collaboration with the Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (RMO) on the occasion of the exhibition 'Handelswaar en Souvenirs' (Islamic Art from the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam in the National Museum of Antiquities, Leiden) and the 11th international IQSA conference on 'Princes and Courtiers in Qajar Persia.'

Costs for Day two: Conference fee Saturday (including coffee, tea and cakes, and museum entrance): € 25; Lunch: € 25; Dinner: € 40. [To pay online, please click here.]



Conference Schedule Day One:

Friday, June 3 ~ Amsterdam, Qajar Studies and Documentation Center at the IISH

Registration/Book Tables/Coffee/Tea 9:30 -- 10:00 am

Welcome and Introductory Remarks ~ 10:00 Ferydoun Barjesteh, VP of IQSA and Touraj Atabaki, Director, IISH

Morning Session I ~ 10:30 -- 11:30 am -- Title: Grandees and Prime-Ministers --
Speakers: Fatema Soudavar Farmanfarmaian: The Qajar Court and its Funders; Iradj Amini: A Disenchanted Prime Minister -- An Overview of Mirza Ali Khan Amin-ed-Dowleh's Premiership During the Reign of Mozaffar-ed-Din Shah Kadjar

Coffee/Tea 11:30-11:45 am

Morning Session II ~ 11:45 -- 12:50 pm -- Title: Persians at the British Court and the French at the Court of Tabriz--
Speakers: Jennifer Scarce: Abul Hassan Khan Shirazi (1776-1846) and the Impact of the Visual Image; Irene Natchkebia: The Royal Court of Tabriz Viewed by French Dragoman August Andréa de Nerciat (1807-1808)

Lunch 1:00 -- 1:50 pm (Location TBA)

Exhibit ~ 2:00 -- 2:30 pm -- Opening of Qajar Studies and Documentation Center --
Speakers: Touraj Atabaki and Ferydoun Barjesteh

Afternoon Session I ~ 2:30 -- 3:30 pm -- Title: Presentation and Representation --
Speakers: Marcello Cerruti: The Italian Mission and the Montabone Album (New Findings in a Private
Archive); Iván Szántó: The Art Patronage of Abbas Mirza: New Material from Hungary

Coffee/Tea 3:30 -- 4:00 pm

Afternoon Session II ~ 4:00 -- 4:30 pm -- Title: Court Life in Tehran --
Speaker: Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar: Life at the Court of Fath Ali Shah: Stories from The Tarikh-e Azodi

Discussion ~ 4:30 -- 5:00 pm -- Moderator -- Ferydoun Barjesteh, VP, IQSA

Conference Schedule Day Two:

Saturday, June 4 ~ Leiden, The Rijksmuseum van Oudheden (RMO)

Registration/Book Tables/Coffee/Tea 9:45 -- 10:15 am

Welcome and Opening Address

Morning Session I:

10:15 -- 10:45 am -- Corien Vuurman: Western Photographers in Qajar Persia, the Role of Albert Hotz.
10:45 -- 11:15 am -- Hans Timmermans: Commercial Relations Between Persia and the Netherlands in the Qajar Era.

Coffee/Tea 11:15 -- 11:45 am

Morning Session II:

11:45 -- 12:05 pm -- Ferydoun Barjesteh van Waalwijk van Doorn: Albert Hotz, His Family and Business Backgrounds.
12:05 -- 12:25 pm -- Therese Engelberts: Albert Hotz, His Life and Work.

Lunch 12:30 -- 1:30 pm (Location TBA)

Afternoon Session I:

1:45 -- 2:05 pm -- Anneke Groeneveld: The Hotz Collection of the Wereldmuseum (Ethnographic Museum) of Rotterdam.
2:05 -- 2:25 pm -- Arnoud Vrolijk: The Hotz Collection of Photographs at the Leiden University Library.
2:25 -- 2:45 pm -- Herman Maes: Some Words on the Condition of and Conservation Requirements for the Hotz Collection of Photographs.
2:45 --3:00 PM -- Discussion

Coffee/Tea 3:00 -- 3:25 pm

Afternoon Session II:

3:25 -- 3:45 pm -- Curator RMO: Exhibition Handelswaar en Souvenirs/ Islamic Art.
3:45 -- 5:00 pm -- Visit of Exhibition.

Conference Dinner: 6:00 pm (Location TBA)