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Monthly Archive for January, 2014

The Persian Circle presents
انجمن سخن در دانشگاه شیکاگو تقدیم می کند
Teerdad Amir Normandi
تیرداد امیر نورمندی

The Chicago Nowruz Parade and the Role of Social Media in Cultural Education
رژه‌ی نوروز شیکاگو و نقش رسانه‌های اجتماعی در آموزش فرهنگی

Wed. Jan. 25, 5:30–7:00pm
Pick 016, 5828 S University Ave
Refreshments will be provided!
(Teerdad) Amir Normandi is the founder and coordinator of […]

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Thank you for coming to Barbara Scharres’ talk! We did not record the Circle, but below I am attaching trailers to some of the movies that were mentioned. In addition, I recommend that you visit the Festival of Films From Iran for more great films to see.
Some trailers:
Manuscripts Don’t Burn, Mohammad Rasoulof (2013)
Closed Curtain, Jafar […]

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The Persian Circle presents
انجمن سخن در دانشگاه شیکاگو تقدیم می کند
Barbara Scharres
Director of Programming, Gene Siskel Film Center
Trends and Challenges in Iranian Cinema
Wednesday, 5:30pm
Pick 222 / 5828 South University Avenue
Barbara Scharres is the Director of Programming at the Gene Siskel Film Center, a public program of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. In […]

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For those of you who were unable to attend Prof. Lincoln’s talk, here is the audio of our circle. You can listen to it using the embedded player or download the MP3 here.

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Dear all,
We did not record the Persian Circle last week, but in content it was very similar to a talk she had given at Georgia College, and with her kind permission we have posted the link for you to view. Enjoy!
http://youtu.be/bQBYqURaaLo

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The Persian Circle presents
انجمن سخن در دانشگاه شیکاگو تقدیم می کند
Prof. Bruce Lincoln
Dept. History of Religions, University of Chicago

From Ritual Practice to Esoteric Knowledge: The Problem of the Magi

Wednesday, 5:00–6:30pm
Pick 222
5828 South University Avenue
Bruce Lincoln emphasizes critical approaches to the study of religion. He is particularly interested in issues of discourse, practice, power, conflict, and […]

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The Persian Circle presents
انجمن سخن در دانشگاه شیکاگو تقدیم می کند
Prof. Claudia Yaghoobi / استاد کلودیا یعقوبی
Georgia College & State University

What It Means To Be a Woman In Modern Iran
زن بودن در ایران معاصر

Friday, 4:00–5:30pm
Pick 218
5828 South University Avenue
Claudia Yaghoobi was born in Tehran in 1974. She graduated from Islamic Azad University with a […]

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Dear all,
Happy new year and welcome back for another quarter of the Persian Circle! Please take note of our upcoming events:

Fri. Jan. 10, 4:00–5:30 (Pick 218): Claudia Yaghoobi — “What It Means To Be a Woman In Modern Iran / زن بودن در ایران معاصر”

Note the unusual time, date, and location!

Wed. Jan. 15, 5:00–6:30 (Pick […]

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