A Conference jointly organized by

and the Fondation Napoleon

~ Diplomats and Travelers in the Qajar Era ~

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

Friday 1 and Saturday 2 June 2007


Confirmed Two-day Conference Schedule

Friday, June 1, 2007


9.00-9.30 Registration

Morning Session. Chair Bert Fragner

9.30-9.40 Welcome: Ferydoun Barjesteh, VP IQSA and Co-Chair of Conference

9.40-10.00 Opening of the Conference: Thierry Lentz, Fondation Napoleon, Chair of Conference

10.00-10.30 Irine Natchkebia: Travellers of Napoleon: The Mission of General Gardane in Persia (1807-1809).

10.30-11.00 Ambassador Iradj Amini: Ambassador Askar Khan Afshar Coffee break

11.20-12.00 Jennifer Scarce: The Travels of Isabella Bird Bishop in Persia during the 1870s.

12.00-14.15 Lunch

Afternoon Session. Chair Ambassador Abbas Nayeri.

14.15-14.45 Ferydoun Barjesteh: Contacts between Qajars and Oranje-Nassaus.

14.45-15.15 Bert Fragner:"The Safarnameh-ye Bokhara (ed. By Hoseyn Zamani, Tehran 1373): Self-awareness and Patriotism in the Case of an Iranian Envoy to Mavara an-nahr".

15.15-15.45 Tea Break

15.45-16.30 Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar: Abolhassan Khan, Persian Ambassador to the Court of St. James

16.30-17.00 Joachim Waibel: A Thousand and One Days in Europe. Mozaffar ed-Din’s Travels in 1900, 1902 and 1905, part I.

17.00 Close of first conference day

19.30 Conference dinner


Saturday, June 2nd, 2007

9.00-9.30 Registration

9.30-9.45 Opening Conference

Morning Session. Chair Amir Ali Farman Farma

9.45-10.30 Robin Walsh: An Accidental Emissary: Lt. Colonel Lachlan Macquarie and Anglo-French Rivalry at the Qajar Court in June 1807.

10.30-11.00 Bernadette Salesse: Le séjour en France de Nasser ed-Din Shah en 1889.

11.00-11.30 Coffee Break

11.30-12.00 Fatema Soudavar: Fraser’s Visit of Khorassan in 1820.

12.00-13.45 Lunch Break

Afternoon Session. Chair Peter Hicks

13.45-14.05 Nathalie Farman Farma: Claude Anet’s Persian Travels by Car

14.05-14.35 David Motadel: Intercultural Royal Visits: State Visits of Persian Shahs to Germany, 1873-1905.

14.35-14.55 Ellen Glonti: Ermakov, Travelling Photographer

14.55-15.25 Joachim Waibel: A Thousand and One days in Europe. Mozaffar ed-Din’s travels in 1900, 1902 and 1905, part II.

15.25-15.35 Close of conference: Vote of thanks by Manoutchehr M. Eskandari-Qajar, President of IQSA

15.35-15.55 Annual IQSA Business Meeting