A Conference jointly organized by

and CNRS-Mondes Iranien et Indien

~ Entertainment in Qajar Persia ~

Institut National d'Histoire de l'Art, 2 rue Vivienne, 75002 Paris, France

Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June 2006


Confirmed two-day conference schedule:

Friday 2 June 2006

8:30-9:00 am Registration, Tea & Coffee

9:00-9:30 am Introduction: Dr. Philip Huyse, CNRS/Mondes Iranien et Indien; Mr. Ferydoun Barjesteh, VP/IQSA

9:30-11:00 am Panel One -- Court and Official Entertainment
Presenters: Prof. Peter Chelkowski, Dr. Irene Natchkebia, Dr. Jennifer Scarce
Moderator/Discussion: Prof. Jean Calmard

11:00-11:15 am Tea & Coffee

11:15-12:15 am Panel One-- Court and Official Entertainment (II)
Presenters: Dr. Vanessa Martin, Dr. Raisa Amirbekyan
Moderator/Discussion: TBA

12:30-2:00 pm Lunch

2:00-4:00 pm Panel Two -- Popular Entertainment
Presenters: Prof. Shireen Mahdavi, Prof. Ulrich Marzolph, Prof. Hourcade and Dr. Rigaud, Dr. Philippe Rochard
Moderator/Discussion: TBA

4:00-4:30 pm Tea, Coffee and Sweets

4:30-5:15 pm -- Friday Keynote: Dr. Rudi Mathee: Pursuit of Pleasures

5:30 pm Close

5:30-6:00 pm IQSA Membership meeting

8:00 pm Conference dinner (by invitation only)

Saturday 3 June 2006

9:00-9:30 am Registration, Tea & Coffee

9:30-10:15 am Saturday Keynote: Dr. Homa Katouzian: Iradj Mirza's Poetry

10:15-10:30 am Tea & Coffee

10:30-12:00 am Panel Three-- The Written Word
Presenters: Prof. Ali Gheissari, Prof. Manoutchehr Eskandari-Qajar, Dr. Mansoureh Ettehadieh
Moderator/Discussion: TBA

12:00-1:30 pm Lunch

1:30-3:30 pm Panel Four -- The Arts
Presenters: Dr. Irina Koshoridze, Dr. Eden Naby, Dr. Nasiri-Moghaddam, Dr. Ameneh Youssefzadeh
Moderator: TBA

3:30-4:00 pm Vote of Thanks and Close of Conference