Greetings to all recipients of Iran Academia's newsletter. In this up-to-date newsletter, we bring you the latest news and upcoming events.
Academia Studies 📚
Time is ticking! You have only until the end of October to register for the 2024 Social Studies program at Iran Academia. If you've started your registration, ensure you complete the process soon. And if you haven't yet registered, do it before the end of October.
Academia Tour! 🌍
Our newly initiated project is called Academia Tour. We travel to Europe's universities and cultural centers to have enlightening dialogues with Persian-speaking scholars, researchers, and intellectuals.
The second Academia Tour talk is set to be held in Prague. Mark your calendars for Friday, October 20, 2023, at Charles University, Prague. In this enlightening session, Dr. Touraj Atabaki will be in conversation with Roya Karimi Majd, the journalist, producer, and inspirational figure behind the researcher in the film "The Holy Spider". The topic? "Journalism Compass: Navigating Truth, Influence, and Agency".
For in-person attendance, please register here. Note: If you're not based in Prague or are unable to attend in person, please refrain from registering. Online participation is not available for this tour.
The recorded and post-produced video will be published later in Agora (Iran Academia Multimedia website). For more details and registration, check out the Academia Tour event page accessible here.
Persian Book Fair Announcement! 📚
Persian Book Fair Organized in collaboration with the Alborz Association, Baran Publishing, Dena Publishing, Ronak Publishing, Red Intellect Publishing, and the Iran Academia University Press.
An unparalleled opportunity to familiarize yourself with the latest publications, connect with publishers, and spend hours immersed in a world of Persian literature.
Gender and Budgeting: A New Approach 📊
Our upcoming MOOC course is about the implications of public budgets on gender equality. The participants of this course will learn about the tenets of Gender Responsive Budgeting and how it transcends mere financial divisions between genders. They understand the nuances of Gender Mainstreaming and dive into tools that ensure budgeting fairness. This course is a must-attend for those championing gender equality.
New Publications 📚
"Islam and Competing Nationalisms in the Middle East" by Kamal Soleimani
Challenging the traditional binary perspectives that segregate ethnicity, religion, and nationalism, this book unveils the intricate interplay between religious interpretation and nation-building. Soleimani astutely argues that in the Middle East, neither nationalism nor religion can be observed in isolation. He highlights the influential role Islam has played in the emergence of the nation-state during the late nineteenth and early twentieth century.
Anticipate the release of the Persian translation of "Sexual Politics" by Kate Millett. A pivotal work shedding light on gender dynamics in contemporary society.
Explore these insightful reads to deepen your understanding of global societal structures and historical contexts.
Avant Garde Lawyers Initiative 🎨
The Avant-Garde Lawyers organization proudly presents an online course titled ‘The ‘Art’ of Defending Artists’. This course is meticulously crafted to train cultural and human rights defenders. Its primary focus is to equip participants with skills to navigate and employ international and regional mechanisms. Such tools are indispensable when supporting artists at risk or those who face barriers in exercising their freedom of artistic expression.
Thank you for being with us on this exciting journey of knowledge and growth.
Best Regards, The Iran Academia Team