Persian Studies Debuts 2013 PARSA Lecture Series: Iranian Women: From Ancient to Modern Times
Author: Persian Studies, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Posted: March 20, 2013

This spring, the Persian Studies program at Portland State University welcomes scholars from around the nation and Canada for its inaugural PARSA lecture series. This year’s topic will be Iranian Women: From Ancient to Modern Times.

The series, funded as part of a 2011 grant from the PARSA Community Foundation, will be held at PSU on April 20 from 3-6 p.m. and May 19 from 2-6 p.m. in the Smith Memorial Student Union 238 and Hoffman Hall. The lectures are free and open to the public. A reception will conclude each afternoon of lectures.

PARSA Lecture Series: Iranian Women: From Ancient to Modern Times

Saturday, April 20
3-6 p.m.

Smith Memorial Student Union
1825 SW Broadway, Room 238

Women in Ancient Persia
Dr. Kaveh Farrokh: Author and Media Consultant (BBC, History Channel)

Women as Agents of Change in Modern Iran
Dr. Nayereh Tohidi: Prof. of Gender & Women Studies and Director of Middle East Studies at California State University, Northridge

Sunday, May 19
2-6p p.m.

Hoffman Hall
1833 SW 11th Ave

Women in Persian Literature
Dr. Dick Davis, Professor of Persian at Ohio State University and translator of Shahnameh: The Persian Book of Kings

Women and Political Leadership in Iran
Dr. Shahla Haeri: Prof of Anthropology and Director of Women Studies Program at Boston University



Presented with funding from PARSA Community Foundation. Co-sponsored by the Middle East Studies Center and the Department of World Languages & Literatures at Portland State University.

For more information about the PARSA lecture series, please contact the Persian program at 503-725-8784 or