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Please join us this Thursday on Zoom for our last Persian Circle of the year. This week we are glad to welcome Kaveh Hemmat, graduate of the University of Chicago, who will discuss:

کارتونها به زبان فارسی

“Cartoons in Persian”

Thursday May 28th, from 5:00-6:30pm

با سلام

لطفا این پنجشنبه در زوم با ما […]

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Salaam friends and colleagues, 

Please join us this Thursday on Zoom for a discussion on this interview of Ebrahim Golestan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tzVJvuXx0gc. This week, we will try watching the interview ahead of time and then meeting to discuss. The interview is about his memory of Forough Farrokhzad, entitled: 

فروغ در یاد ابراهیم گلستان

“Forough in Ebrahim Golestan’s Memory”  

Thursday May […]

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5/14 “Salaam Cinema”

Salaam friends and colleagues, 

Please join us this Thursday on Zoom for a screening of the film by Mohsen Makhmalbaf entitled: 

سلام سینما 

“Hello Cinema”  

Thursday May 14th, from 5:00-6:30pm

Makhmalbaf puts an advertisement in the papers calling for an open casting for his next movie. However when hundreds of people show up, he decides to make a movie […]

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5/7 “The Afghan Alphabet”

Salaam friends and colleagues, 

Please join us this Thursday on Zoom for a screening of the documentary by Mohsen Makhmalbaf entitled: 

الفبای افغان 

“The Afghan Alphabet”  

Thursday May 7th, from 5:00-6:30pm

This documentary shows the life of children of the Afghan villages bordering Iran, and how their life and culture were affected by the Taliban regime. It has English subtitles.

با […]

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Salaam friends and colleagues, 

We will break from our screening of films this week. Please join us Thursday on Zoom for a presentation by Mahsa Pashaei (CMES) entitled: 

خواندن و درک کردن داستان سیاه گنبد هفت پیکر

“Reading and Interpreting the Black Dome Tale of the Haft Paykar”  

Thursday April 30th, from 5:00-6:30pm

Mahsa will guide us through a […]

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Salaam friends and colleagues, 

Please join us this week on Zoom for a screening of a comedy by the director Mani Haghighi entitled: 

کارگران مشغول کارند

“Men at Work”  

Thursday April 23rd, from 5:00-6:30pm 

https://uchicagostudents.zoom.us/j/371768346

This film has English subtitles. Based on a story by Abbas Kiarostami, Haghighi’s film provides a lighthearted introduction to Iranian cinema. 

با سلام 

برای بهار، ما فیلم هایی […]

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Salaam friends and colleagues, 

Many thanks to those who contributed to our discussion on Mohammad-Reza Shajarian last week. Please join us this Thursday on Zoom for a screening and discussion of an interview with Shahrnush Parsipur (https://www.shahrnushparsipur.com/), entitled: 

گفتگو شهرنوش پارسی پور

“A Conversation with Shahrnush Parsipur” 

Thursday April 16th, from 5:00-6:30pm

Tea and refreshments, unfortunately, cannot be served […]

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Salaam friends and colleagues, 

I hope you are all keeping well as we adjust to this new situation. For the Spring, we will be meeting on Zoom for Persian circle at our regular time (5pm on Thursdays), although with a bit of an adjusted plan. Many of our speakers preferred to postpone their talks, so instead […]

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Salaam friends and colleagues, 

Please join us today at Persian Circle where the Samira Fathi will give a presentation entitled: 

بازنمایی شهرسازی اوایل قرن نوزدهم اصفهان: میان نوگرایی و انحطاط

“Representing the Early Nineteenth-Century Urbanism of Isfahan: Between Modernism and Decline” 

Thursday March 5th, from 5:00-6:30pm 

Pick Hall 218

(5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637)

Samira Fathi is a Ph.D. candidate […]

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Salaam friends and colleagues, 

Please join us this Thursday at Persian Circle where the Salimeh Hosseini will give a presentation entitled: 

 نمودار به مثابه صور خیالی در نص النصوص حیدر آملی 

“Diagrams as Imaginal Forms in Haydar Amuli’s Nass al-Nusus”

Thursday February 27th, from 5:00-6:30pm 

Pick Hall 218

(5828 S. University Ave, Chicago, IL 60637)

Nass al-Nusus is a commentary on Ibn […]

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