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Dear all,
Please join us this Thursday for the first Persian Circle of the Spring Quarter. Professor Farrokh Asadi (Rush University) will introduce a screening of Mohammad Reza Aslani’s 2012 poetic documentary, “Tehran, a Conceptual Art”. The film and discussion will be in Persian.

Thursday 5th April
Pick Hall 218
5828 S. University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
About the film & its […]

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Ba salam,
This week at Persian Circle, the organisers of Persian Movie Nights at the University of Chicago will be screening Hamid Nematollah’s critically-acclaimed 2017 film, “Rag-e Khab” (‘Subdued’), starring Leila Hatami.

You can watch the trailer here.
Mina is recently divorced from her drug addict husband. With her mother deceased and estranged from her father, she leads an […]

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Salam bar hamegi,
Please join us on Thursday 18th January at 5pm, for Persian Circle at the University of Chicago, where Farinaz Kavianifar will be giving a talk in Persian entitled:
“The Tradition and Music of the Yarsan”
“سنت و موسيقى يارستان”

Thursday 18th January
Pick Hall 218
5828 S. University Ave
Chicago, IL 60637
Farinaz Kavianifar is a second-year M.A. student at […]

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Salaam bar hamegi!


This week, Persian Circle are pleased to host Kimia Maleki, who will be discussing an exhibition she recently curated entitled “Sedentary Fragmentation”, which concerned the history of the Iranian arts scene in Chicago.


The exhibition is no longer running, so this will be a great opportunity for those of you who missed it […]

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Salaam dustaan,
This week, the University of Chicago’s Persian Circle are fortunate to host Andrew Hicks (Associate Professor of Music and Medieval Studies, Cornell University ) for a talk entitled:
“Musical agency in Ghaznavid court poetry” [this talk in English]

Please join us this Thursday 5th October for what promises to be a fascinating talk!
Pick Hall 218
5828 S. […]

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Please join us for a Persian Circle talk on Tuesday, May 16 at 4:30pm with filmmaker Prof. Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa (Columbia College, Chicago):
کوتاه‌ترین راه
The Shortest Way

Mehrnaz Saeed-Vafa is a filmmaker and a professor in the Cinema and Television Arts Department at Columbia College Chicago.  She has written extensively on Iranian cinema and has published her book […]

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Salaam! Please join us for a Persian Circle talk on Tuesday, January 24 at 4:30pm with artist Ario Mashayekhi:
انسانیت در میان بی رحمی انسان
مشاهده هنری به زیبایی در برابر فجایع انسانی
Humanity Amidst Inhumanities. An Artistic view to Beauty in the Face of Human Atrocities

(self-portrait of the artist)
Ario Mashayekhi works professionally as a painter, sculptor and […]

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Nilofar Saraj
نیلوفر سراج
“A Look at Shahrzad Series” – Followed by a Screening of the Last Episode
نگاهی‌ به سریال شهرزاد” همراه با نمایش آخرین قسمت سریال”
Tuesday, May 24, 4:30 pm
Farouk Mustafa Seminar Room (Pick Hall #218)
5828 S. University Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

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Screening of “Silky Eloquence” followed by Q & A
نمایش فیلم ‘حریر کلام’ به همراه پرسش و پاسخ با کارگردان فیلم

With more than 38 years experience, Hossein Khandan, an Iranian-American filmmaker and photographer, will be in person to screen his award winning film “Silky Eloquence,” along with other short films. Subsequently, he will be available for […]

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[If you missed Kimia’s talk, you can download it here]

Please join us for Persian Circle this coming Tuesday, for a talk on Qajar carpet corporations by Kimia Maleki (SAIC). This talk will be in Persian and all are invited to attend:

:”فرش هایی برای شما”
نگاهی به شرکت های چند ملیتی فرش در دوران قاجار
“Carpets for you”:
Glimpses […]

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