Professor Richard N. Frye dies at 94 | Harvard Gazette

Professor Richard N. Frye dies at 94 | Harvard Gazette

Aga Khan Professor of Iranian Studies Emeritus founded Harvard’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies By Beth Giudicessi, Harvard Correspondent In the summer of 1948, Richard N. Frye was nearing the end of a postdoctoral fellowship in the Society of Fellows of Harvard University when he traveled to southern Iran, making his way by mule to…

Unifying Iran & America In Life & In Death: A Tribute to Late Professor Richard N. Frye

Unifying Iran & America In Life & In Death: A Tribute to Late Professor Richard N. Frye

Appropriately referred to as “dean of the world’s Iranists” by other scholars, Richard Nelson Frye established the Harvard Center for Middle Eastern Studies. Aga Khan Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Harvard University, he taught at Harvard from 1948-1990 and wrote more than twenty books and over 150 articles about ancient Iranian culture. Frye’s last…

Surviving Cold and Conflict in Syria

“Amal”[1] fled violence in the countryside outside of Damascus with her husband, father, and five children almost two years ago. The family moved to Salamieh, a Syrian town of approximately 100,000 people 33 kilometers southeast of Hama. Salamieh is still under the control of the government armed forces, and many displaced people, mainly Sunnis from…

The Ismaili Canada & USA publications - Aga Khan Museum dedicated issues.

Connections: Aga Khan Museum

Via Connections, Ismaili Mail introduces a new series specifically highlighting some of the international partnerships and programs of the Aga Khan Museum (AKM). Over the course of the last decade several extensive exhibitions have been commissioned for audiences in Europe and Asia. In addition to that, smaller special but focused international preview exhibitions are now underway in…

Forum hosted by Ismaili Centre Dubai: Opportunity through Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Ethics

Forum hosted by Ismaili Centre Dubai: Opportunity through Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Ethics

The role of leadership in implementing ethical business models that demonstrate benefits to all stakeholders was echoed by speakers at a knowledge forum in Dubai on Saturday. The UAE is the best example of leadership, entrepreneurship and ethics, according to the forum participants. Titled: ‘Opportunity through leadership, entrepreneurship and ethics’ the forum was hosted by…

IIS Scholar Prof. Eric Ormsby receives World Book Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran

IIS Scholar Prof. Eric Ormsby receives World Book Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran

The translator of Nasir Khusraw’s Jami al-Hikmatayn; ‘Between Reason and Revelation’ said: “Political concerns was the major cause his translation has failed to be received well in the Europe. IBNA: Speaking with IBNA here in Tehran hours before receiving his World Book Award of the Islamic Republic of Iran for his grand English translation of…

Aga Khan Network honors National Reconciliation Minister and Grand Mufti - Syria

Aga Khan Network honors National Reconciliation Minister and Grand Mufti – Syria

Damascus, (SANA) –  The Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) honored State Minister for National Reconciliation Affairs Ali Haidar and Grand Mufti of the Republic Ahmad Badreddin Hassoun for their efforts in the national reconciliation process. The honoring ceremony took place on Sunday at the AKDN office in Damascus. State Minister Haidar said that this gesture…

SINA Hall of Fame Class of 2013: Dr Seyyed Hossein Nasr

SINA Hall of Fame Class of 2013: Dr Seyyed Hossein Nasr

SINA (Spirit of Iranian Noted Achievers) is an organization founded to formally recognize and honor Iranians who have made outstanding contributions to the fields of the Arts, Business & Leadership, Engineering, Humanities, Medicine, Philanthropy, and Science. Dr. Hossein Nasr was the first Aga Khan Professor of Islamic Studies at the American University of Beirut. More…

Ferdowsi’s Shāhnāma - Millennial Perspectives

Ferdowsi’s Shāhnāma – Millennial Perspectives

Olga M. Davidson, Olga M. Davidson, Marianna Shreve Simpson, Marianna Shreve Simpson | Harvard University Press Ferdowsi’s Shāhnāma: Millennial Perspectives celebrates the ongoing reception, over the last thousand years, of a masterpiece of classical Persian poetry. The epic of the Shāhnāma or Book of Kings glorifies the spectacular achievements of Iranian civilization from its mythologized…

Institute of Ismaili Studies Organises Colloquium on Approaches to the Qur’an in Contemporary Iran

Institute of Ismaili Studies Organises Colloquium on Approaches to the Qur’an in Contemporary Iran

The Qur’anic Studies Unit at the IIS organised an international colloquium from 2–4 September 2013 entitled Approaches to the Qur’an in Contemporary Iran. This was the second event following two panels in 2012 at the Ninth Biennial Iranian Studies Conference in Istanbul. The colloquium brought together twenty-four scholars from around the globe representing seventeen institutions…

Asia Society’s Exhibition In New York: Iran Modern

Iran Modern is the first major museum exhibition mounted with loans from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East to focus on Iran’s dynamic modern art scene. The exhibition spans the three decades prior to the 1979 Revolution, a period of great economic, political, and societal change in the country. By the mid-1970s Tehran,…

Emergency Red List of Syrian Cultural Objects at Risk | ArtsIslamica

The fight against illicit traffic in cultural goods requires the enhancement of legal instruments and the use of practical tools disseminating information, raising public awareness, and preventing illegal export. Following reports of widespread damage and looting at cultural heritage sites in Syria, ICOM decided to publish the Emergency Red List of Syrian Cultural Objects at Risk…

Aqil Rashid at the UMA Show for his 1 Well 700 Lives Initiative

Aqil Rashid was honored by The Uma Show with their ‘Ultimate Like’ award, for his 1 Well 700 Lives initiative. Previous recipients of the award include prestigious organizations such as the World Food Programme. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gGnf36WEBpA&feature=c4-overview&list=UUstu3Tt0zE1oXkI5NZFOPrg https://www.facebook.com/WorldFoodProgramme.Arabic?directed_target_id=0 https://www.facebook.com/theumashow?directed_target_id=0

“Rehabilitation of Tabriz Bazaar” receives 2013 Aga Khan Award for Architecture – Payvand Iran News

The Tabriz Historic Bazaar Complex was officially protected in 1975 and has been covered by special stewardship measures until 2010, when it was added to the World Heritage List. The complex covers 27 hectares with over 5.5 kilometres of covered bazaars. Three different protection areas have been established (a nominated area, a buffer zone and…