Tues, Oct 25: Dr. Reza Varjavand

Please join us for a Persian Circle talk on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 4:30pm in Pick 218! Our speaker will be Dr. Reza Varjavand (St. Xavier University), whose book From Misery Alley to Missouri Valley has just been re-published as an expanded edition. Come to hear him talk, drink tea & enjoy some sweets! See you there.

Dr. Reza Varjavand:

“Immigrant Struggle to Build Identity, the Case of Iranian-Americans”

تلاش مهاجرین ایرانیبرای ساختن هویت در آمریکا


*This talk will be (mostly) in English*


Tuesday, Oct. 25

4:30 pm in Pick Hall 218

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

دایی جان ناپلئون، قسمت اول

Salaam Persian Circlers,

Earlier in the quarter, Saeed Yousef discussed the life and less-known works of Pezeshkzad; this coming week, we will show the first episode of the small-screen adaptation of his famous novel, My Uncle Napoleon. Hope to see you all there!

Tuesday, February 23rd, 4:30pm
Farouk Mustafa Seminar Room (Pick #218)
5828 S. University Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637

Fall 2015 Persian Circle Schedule

Salaam bar hamegi,
Welcome back to another year of Persian Circle at the University of Chicago! This year the Persian Circle will usually be held on Tuesdays at 4:30 pm in Pick Hall, which is located at 116 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637, although we may occasionally hold talks at “non-canonical” times or in other locations. Here is the list of speakers for this quarter; check back here for updated titles and abstracts. You can also check out our Facebook page for the most up-to-date info.

10/ 6: Alexandra Hoffmann: خاطراتی از سفر به ایران

10/13: Mehdi Harandi: تناقض در شعر حافظ

10/20: Hossein Samei

10/27: Negar Mansourian-Hadavi

11/3: Ali Papoli

11/10: Rambod Vala

11/17: Niloofar Sarlati

12/1: Sohila Saremi

Persian Circle Winter Quarter Schedule

Greetings to dear friends and colleagues,
سلام به دوستان و همکاران گرامی‌

To kick off the new year, the Persian Circle has a very exciting Winter Quarter schedule. The Persian Circle website has finally been fixed so here’s the list below:

1/7/2015 Thibaut d’Hubert (University of Chicago)
1/14/2015 Nasim Hantehzadeh (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
1/21/2015 Nazila Fathi (Former New York Times Tehran correspondent)
1/28/2015 Mitra Fallahi (St. Xavier University)
2/3/2015 Henning Börm (University of Kostanz, Germany)
2/4/2015 Sam Hodgkin (University of Chicago)
2/11/2015 Saeed Ghahremani (University of Chicago)
2/18/2015 Elise Auerbach (Amnesty International)
3/4/2015 Nazafarin Lotfi (School of the Art Institute of Chicago)
3/12/2015 Shaul Shaked (Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Please stay tuned for updates! Click on link below for recordings of previous presentations from this year.