|The 5th ANNUAL KAMRAN SEMINAR“Zoroastrianism on the Move: From Ancient Iran to Present day Iran, India and the Diaspora”Featuring Professor Albert de Jong as the 5th Kamran Seminar Fellow from Leiden University in the Netherlands, a Professor of Comparative Religion and Religions of Antiquity July 20, 2019, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm |
Sponsored by Arash the Archer, Inc., supporting research on ancient Iran and Zoroastrian history and cultureMorvarid Behziz, Mehraban Manoochehri, Ariel Ahram, Zarir Khademian, and Anne KhademianHosted by ZAWMIThe Kamran Dar-e-Mehr15316 Barnesville Road, Boyds, MD 20841Tickets are free, donations to ZAMWI and Arash the Archer, Inc. are welcome (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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RSVP for the 2019 5th ANNUAL KAMRAN SEMINAR
Featuring Professor Albert de Jong from Leiden University in the Netherlands, a Professor of Comparative Religion and Religions of Antiquity
July 20, 2019, 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Morvarid Behziz, Mehraban Manoochehri, Ariel Ahram, Zarir Khademian, and Anne Khademian
The Kamran Dar-e-Mehr
15316 Barnesville Road, Boyds, MD 20841
Tickets are free, donations to ZAMWI are welcome
As this is a lecture series, you must be 13 years or older to attend
The Director of the Barber Institute of Fine Arts and the Trustees of the Henry Barber Trust cordially invite you to the exhibition launch of
A Tale of Two Empires: Rome and Persia
University of Birmingham
Thursday 9th May 2019 – 6pm
Exhibition duration – 10th May 2019 till 15th March 2020
Welcome by ZTFE Patron Lord Bilimoria CBE DL, Chancellor and Professor Michael Whitby, Pro Vice Chancellor & Head of the College of Arts and Law.
RSVP, by Monday 6th May to Alice Bewbow by email email@example.com or phone 0121 414 6993.
About the exhibition:
The history of the Sasanian Empire is as integral to the history of people of Iranian, Parsi, Caucasian, and western central Asian backgrounds as the history of the Roman Empire is to the history of people of European, North African and Levantine backgrounds. As such, it is important that they are not allowed to fade from memory.
The Sasanian dynasty put the Zoroastrian faith and Middle Persian language at the centre of their Empire’s identity, and this is reflected in their coinage, of which almost every single type bears the image of the sacred fire, tended by two watchful guardians, sometimes including the Shahanshah (king of kings) himself. This can make Sasanian coins a challenge to display, as they are very uniform, but no less interesting for that – it demonstrated the centrality of the faith to the identity of their polity. They also broke from the Parthian past by using the Pahlavi script to write a Persian language on their coins, rock reliefs, stamp seals and other artefacts, rather than the Greek language and script preferred by the Hellenistic Parthians.
Though the Sasanian dynasty was swept away in the seventh century by the young Caliphate, the administrative structures and cultural patterns they left behind would come to infuse the early Caliphate, and thereby a large part of the world. Persian became a language of poetry, oratory and high culture, while descendants of the Sasanians, the Parsis, who fled Iran for India would keep that pillar of Sasanian identity, Zoroastrianism, dear to them.
A Tale of Two Empires is told through the Barber’s extensive Late Roman coin collection and its historically important Sasanian Persian cache, the exhibition explores how the ancient superpowers of Rome and Persia spun humiliating defeats and promoted their bloody victories on the small pieces of art circulating in the pockets of the masses. With the aid of seals – on loan from the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge – it will also discuss the artistic themes and devices these two civilizations had in common.
The Barber has the second largest collection of Sasanian coins in the UK, but the collection has never played more than a very minor role in the coin gallery exhibitions. Now fully catalogued on Mimsy, the exhibition will put a spotlight on this important collection.
Malcolm M Deboo
PresidentMalcolm M DebooPresidentZoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe (Incorporated)
Oldest Asian Faith Based Voluntary Organisation in the UK; Established 1861Zartoshty Brothers Hall, Zoroastrian Centre, 440 Alexandra Avenue, Harrow, HA2 9TL, UKReligious and Cultural Centre of the Parsi & Irani Zoroastrian CommunityTel: +44 20 8866 0765 Mob: +44 78 2570 5810Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.ztfe.comRegistered Charity No: 277185 Company Limited by Guarantee Reg No: 1403266
Happy Yalda to all !
Yalda is a Zoroastrian festival celebrated during the longest night of the year (winter solstice). Yalda means “birth” and Dec. 21st is supppsed to be the day of birth of Mithra. Mithra is the Zoroastrian Divinity of Covenants, Light and Oath.
On this day, there are large gatherings with food and drinks and people read poetry and tell stories. Usually people eat red coloured fruits like watermelon and pomegranate to signify the colours of dawn and glow of life 🍉🍎🍓….. May your Yalda be bright and red 😘!
You are invited to the following event:
When: 06 Apr 2019 1:00 PM, EDT
Where: INNIS TOWN HALL, 2 SUSSEX AVENUE, TORONTO, ON, M5S 1J5
DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF PROFESSOR EHSAN YARSHATER (1920-2018)
Date: April 6, 2019
Venue: INNIS TOWN HALL, 2 SUSSEX AVENUE, TORONTO, ON, M5S 1J5
Dr. Jehan Bagli, Timothy Harrison & Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi
1:50–2:25 ZOROASTRIANISM IN THE ACHAEMENID PERIOD
Maria Brosius, University of Toronto
2:25–3:00 PURE BODY: THE BARŠNŪM CEREMONY THROUGHOUT HISTORY
Miguel Angel Andres Toledo, University of Salamanca
3:00–3:35 THE EPIC OF SAMAK-E `AYYAR: A LITERARY COMPANION TO MITHRAIC MYTHOLOGY, ETHICS, AND SOCIAL PRAXIS
Parvaneh Pourshariati, New York City College of Technology
4:10–4:45 DANTE AND WIRAZ: TWO OTHERWORLDLY TRAVELLERS
Enrico Raffaelli, University of Toronto
4:45–5:20 PARSI TRADERS AND TRAVELLERS: GLOBAL ZOROASTRIANS IN THE AGE OF EMPIRE
Jesse Palsetia, University of Guelph
5:20–6:00 ZOROASTRIANISM AND THE PROBLEM OF UNIVERSAL RELIGION IN THE EARLY MODERN ISLAMIC WORLD
Dan Sheffield, Princeton University
UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO
DEPARTMENT OF NEAR AND MIDDLE EASTERN STUDIES
TORONTO INITIATIVE FOR IRANIAN STUDIES
THE FEDERATION OF ZOROASTRIAN ASSOCIATIONS OF NORTH AMERICA,
ONTARIO ZOROASTRIAN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION,
AND ZOROASTRIAN SOCIETY OF ONTARIO
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Gujarat Mitra of Sunday 2nd December supplement on p.8 carries an article re exhibition of Parsi portraits of eminent Parsi men and ladies. Mr. Anil Relia, a serigrapher artist and collector of portraits is displaying his collection of Parsi portraits at Ahmedabad Gufa at Ahmedabad from 4th to 9th December. Parsi sethias of 19th century who went to China or Britain had their portraits made. Some of the portraits are by Raja Ravi Varma (1848-1906). A portrait of Rustom-Sohrab of Shah Nameh fame made in 1620 will be on display. Water colour and oil paintings of famous Parsis will be on display. This exhibition brings alive glimpses of times past.(see attachment to view some portraits)