“History and Development of Modern Persian Literature” by Bozorg Alavi written in 1964 is now available in our open access collection MENAdoc.
Professor Alavi describes the evolution of Persian prose and poetry since the beginning of the 20th century with a brief introduction on 19th century developments against the background of political and social change.
The Centre for the Study of Manuscript Cultures is hosting a workshop on ‘Rulers as Authors in the Islamic world. Knowledge, authority and legitimacy‘ from 18-19 December 2017. You can find the full programme here.
The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton is hosting a workshop on ‘Dots, Marginalia and Peritexts in Middle Eastern Manuscripts‘ from 11-12 June 2018. The Call for Papers is open until 15 January 2018.
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The SOAS Londonis holding a Summer School from 19 June – 20 July 2017 titled ‘Culture and Society in the Middle East and Arabic or Persian Language‘. Application is possible via their Website, the tuition fee is £2,700 (both courses) or £1,400 (one course).
Volume 72 of the Beiruter Texte und Studien, ‘Conscious voices : concepts of writing in the Middle East ; proceedings of the Berne Symposium, July 1997‘ ed. by Stephan Guth, Priska Furrer and Johann Christoph Bürgel is now available Open Access on MENAdoc.