The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic

A two-day conference examining Iran's national epic, composed in the 10th century CE by Iran's national poet Ferdowsi.

Videos


A Brief Report on Another Edition of the Shahnameh (in Persian)
A paper by Jalal Khaleghi-Motlagh, University of Hamburg (presented by Dr. Pirnazar). Part of the conference The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic.


Kufic Panels in the Florence Manuscript of the Shahnameh (in Persian)
A lecture by Nader Mottalebi-Kashani, Editor, Nameh-ye Baharestan (International Journal of Manuscript Studies). Part of the conference The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic.


Codicological Notes on the Newly Discovered Manuscript of the Shahnameh in the Bibliotheque Orientale of Saint-Joseph University, Beirut (Ms. NC.43)
A paper by Iraj Afshar, Tehran University (read by Mahmoud Omidsalar, California State University Los Angeles). Part of the conference The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic.

Conference Podcasts

Women's Lamentations and the Ethics of War in Medieval Persia and Ancient Greece
A paper presented by Olga Davidson, Boston University. Part of the conference The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic.


An Epic Unity: The Hero Pattern and the Shahnama
A paper presented by Mahmoud Omidsalar, California State University Los Angeles. Part of the conference The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic.


Reflections on Re-reading the Iliad and the Shahnameh
A paper presented by Amin Banani, UCLA. Part of the conference The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic.


Codicological Notes on the Newly Discovered Manuscript of the Shahnameh in the Bibliotheque Orientale of Saint-Joseph University, Beirut (Ms. NC.43).
A paper by Iraj Afshar, Tehran University (read by Mahmoud Omidsalar). Part of the conference The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic.


Kufic Panels in the Florence Manuscript of the Shahnameh (in Persian)
A lecture by Nader Mottalebi-Kashani, Editor, Nameh-ye Baharestan (International Journal of Manuscript Studies). Part of the conference The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic.


Ferdowsis Shahnameh: The Epic of the Conquerors at the Time of their Defeat
A paper presented by Hamid Dabashi, Columbia University. Part of the conference The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic.


A Brief Report on Another Edition of the Shahnameh (in Persian)
A paper by Jalal Khaleghi-Motlagh, University of Hamburg (presented by Dr. Pirnazar). Part of the conference The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic.


Primary Researches on Ferdowsi and his Shahnameh
A paper by Ehsan Yarshater, Columbia University. Part of the conference The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic.


Ferdowsi Studies at Ferdowsi University (in Persian)
A paper by Mohammad-Ja`far Yahaghi, Ferdowsi University, Mashhad. Part of the conference The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic.


Sponsors: Center for Near Eastern Studies, ILEX Foundation, Farhang Foundation