Organization of workshops, symposia, & conferences
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Persian Studies

Dr. Asghar Seyed Gohrab

Organization of workshops, symposia, & conferences

  • Academy Symposium Boundless Love: Notions of Love in Diverse Cultural Traditions, at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) in Amsterdam, 3 August 2016. 
  • International Conference, Interfaith Love: Love, Sex, and Marriage in the Islamicate World, Leiden University, 22 to 24 June 2016. together with (Petra de Bruijn; Rosita D’Amora and Samuela Pagani (University of Salento); Monica Ruocco (University of Naples);
  • Fact and Fiction: The Audience’s Role in Western and Eastern Performances (20-24 June 2016) at Leiden University together with Antje Wessels;
  • A Persian Zurkhaneh Performance (a performance of 11 athletes from Iran, combining classical poetry and music with sport, 22 January 2016);
  • International Conference Antinomian Movements in Islam: Ideas of Violence and Non-Violence in Islamic Mysticism, 3-4 June 2015 at Leiden University;
  • The Lioness of Iran: Poetry Recitation and Lectures on Simin Behbahani (1927-2014) at Leiden University, 10 October 2014;
  • The Jewel in the Crown: Poetry as Persian Cultural Identity, 16 May 2014 (together with Sa’di Institute in Tehran);
  • The Islamic Republic of Iran: Victim or Renegade? Monday 2 December 2013 at Leiden University (together with LUCIS & Dr. Maaike Warnaar);
  • Of Poetry and Politics. Modern Reception of Classical Persian Tradition. (12 and 13 September) at Leiden University;
  • Ahmad Karamustafa, Imagining ‘True’ Religion in the Mevlevi Sufi Order, together with LUCIS (Leiden University) and the Scaliger Institute, 2013;
  • Hamid Dabashi Lectures, Leiden University, (18 October 2012), together with Eutopia (de Balie) and LUCIS (Leiden University);
  • One Day with Hafez, held at Leiden University, (together with Dr. J.T.L Cheung, A. Ghodratzedeh and N. Forutan, 21 September 2012);
  • “Khayyam in de Amerikaanse, Iraanse en Russische politiek,” at The Great Omar Khayyam, in Spui25 in Amsterdam (11 September 2012);
  • Prince of Physicians: Avicenna’s Legacy in the Islamic World and the West, held at Leiden University, (16 January 2012);
  • Symposium Persian Poetry held at Leiden University (13 January 2012);
  • Imagining Modernity: Local Games, Illicit Pastimes, and Treatment of Animals in Early Twentieth Century Persian Literature, (28 October 2011);
  • Islam and Muslims in Dutch Art and Literature, held at KNAW in Amsterdam and Leiden University (31 May and 1 June 2011);
  • Hamid Dabashi Lectures, Leiden University, (12 May 2011), together with Eutopia (de Balie) and Peyman Jafary (UvA);
  • De Perzische Muze, held at Leiden University (14 January 2011);
  • The Shiite and Sunnite Liaison: Religious and Literary Interactions between the Ottoman and Safavid Empires (Together with Dr Jan Schmidt) (15 December 2010)
  • The Wise Fool: Asceticism on Cross-Roads of Islam and Christianity (4-5 February 2010, with K. Innemmee);
  • “De ware zin heeft niemand nog verstaan,” at Leiden University (15 January 2010)
  • Kennis tot de derde macht, Valorisatiesymposium (organized in the framework of cooperation between The Young Society of The Royal Netherlands Society of Sciences and Humanities and The Young Academy (KNAW) 21 November 2009;
  • From Pariah to the Pedestal: A Symposium on the Burgeoning of Iranian Cinema (26 October 2009);
  • Iranian Film Festival (September – October) at Leiden University, together with Stadium Generale and Omid Toufighian (Department of Philosophy) 2009;
  • The Legacy of Omar Khayyam, the Mathematician, Philosopher, Astronomer and Poet (Leiden University / University of Cambridge) from 6-10 July 2009, with C. van Ruymbeke and C. Melville;
  • The Rise of Persian Renaissance at Wadham College (Oxford University) (14-15 July 2008), with Dr. F. Abdullaeva;
  • Rumi, Islam and the West in the Balie in Amsterdam (16 December 2008), together with Drs. Farhad Golyardi;
  • Traditions in Persian Literature and Linguistics, a two-day international conference on 5 and 6 July 2007 at Leiden University;
  • Unity in Diversity in the Iranian World, an international symposium took place on 2 September 2005 at Leiden University;
  • ‘A Treasury from Tabriz’: a Mirror of the 14th-century Islamic World, a two-day international conference held on 4 and 5 June 2004;
  • De Perzische muze in de polder, a conference on the reception of Persian poetry in Dutch poetry, held on 27 May 2005 at Leiden University (The conference was organized in cooperation with the department of modern Dutch language and literature of Leiden University, Dr. Marco Goud);
  • Gog and Magog “Hondskoppen, slangentongen en de muur tegen het Kwaad van Gog en Magog, a symposium held on 16 June 2004 (organised together with Dr. F. Doufikar-Aerts);
  • 25 Years Islamic Republic of Iran: Facts and Fiction, a two-day symposium on the occasion of 25 anniversary of the Islamic Revolution. The conference was organized in cooperation with several organisations (ASiA/UvA, MOI) held on 24 and 25 January 2004;
  • Classical Persian Literature as a Living Tradition at Leiden University, Department of Persian Studies (2 November 2002);
  • Omar Khayyām: Geleerde en dichter uit Perzië in de overlevering en de verbeelding, an exhibition on Omar Khayyām took place at Leiden University Library, from 15 November 2001 to 1 January 2002. The exhibition was organized together with three members of Omar Khayyam Society: J.T.P. de Bruijn, Jos Biegstraaten, Jos Coumans.