Wish you a happy autumn and Mehregan
Sent by: Dr. Jalil Doostkhah
Sent by: Saman Firouzbakhsh
The Spiegel Controversy.
On July 15th 2008, Dr. Matthias Schultz
wrote a selective and biased article against the historiography of Cyrus the Great in Spiegel Magazine:
This letter is being submitted by a collective of graduate students, researchers, scholars and writers of Iranica hailing from the University of British Columbia, University of Ottawa, Stanford University, Harvard University, and universities in Iran (not named by request); informal consultations were also made with museum directors as well as archaeologists, linguists and historians in Poland, Iran, Hungary and Georgia.†
Dariush Homayoun, bedoon-e shak, yeki as behtarin farzandan-e Iran-e aziz
Thank you Nazanin-e ziba
by: Atefeh Mazyiar
By: Hossein Nourbakhsh
"Culture of Iran Youth Series" presents the first of four books to cover Iranian history and culture in a pictorial format
A pictorial history for young readers aged 8 and up
Culture of Iran Youth Series
Discover the great civilizations of the Iranian plateau - from the "Burnt City" in Sistan & Baluchistan in eastern Iran (3000 BC) to the splendor of the Sasanian court in the city of Cteisphon In modern Iraq in the 7th century AD.
Massoume Price, Canadian based writer, author of Iran's Diverse Peoples has released a new book which aims to educate young readers about the cultural history of one of today's most contentious and mysterious world powers. Spanning a 5,500-year period, Ancient Iran is the first book to document the ancient civilizations of the Iranian plateau in a pictorial format for young readers. Through a visually stimulating collection of over 260 high quality images of museum objects and accessible writing, young readers will gain insight into the life, believes and cultural practices of ancient Iranians and their contribution to the civilizations of antiquity. The publisher believes this book comes at a key time - when today's youth are growing up in a world where Iran's cultural and political practices are continually questioned on the world stage. Understanding Iranian cultural history has become more valuable than ever before. This book will also be of particular interest to second- and third-generation Iranians in various continents who wish to educate their children about the cultural history of their ancestors.
Educated in both Iran and England, Massoume Price has written extensively on many aspects of Iranian culture. Her book Iran's Diverse Peoples (2005); was called by the Middle East Quarterly "must reading for anyone who wants to understand ethnic and religious diversity in Iran". Her website - www.cultureofiran.com - is used widely as an on-line reference source. For additional information about this publication, or to order the book, visit www.anahitaproductions.com
Persia, and the East
illuminate the creative uses Shakespeare made of the East, this book
first looks at the life of the playwright himself, then at the dynasties
that did so much to shape England and Persia in that tumultuous age.
Other sections in the book profile key figures in the efforts to forge
a connection between the two lands, with particular focus on the colorful
Sherleys and their fatally ambitious sponsor, the Earl of Essexa
great admirer of Shakespeare. The final section of the book briefly
describes the plays and cites their many allusions to the Easttestimony
that this literary giant was very much a man of his time.
Pardis Sabeti, Cool Super Scientist and singer
Thursday, May 22, 2008
By night she's a rocker. By day, she's a Harvard geneticist tracking the evolution of the human genome.
Sometimes you read about someone who has so many accomplishments it's hard to figure when they have time to sleep. Pardis Sabeti is one of those people. The profile of the 32-year old biological anthropologist in the April 25 issue of Science was pretty amazing:
a "novel test for natural selection in the human genome" which
is being used in research on the evolution of resistance to malaria
and Lassa fever
the London Daily Telegraph as one of the "top 100 living geniuses"
In some ways she is the stereotypical driven genius scientist. She attended top schools: undergrad at MIT, Rhodes scholarship at Oxford University, graduation from Harvard Medical School with summa cum laude honors (presented to the "single most deserving student among a graduating class and is not automatically awarded every year"). Her research on the evolution of resistance to tropical diseases in affected human populations may eventually result in better vaccines and therapies. She is a nerd at heart. As she told Science:
though I am gregarious, I interact more with [scientific] papers than
with people. Deep down, I am just a math geek."
mother crated a summer camp in our house, where she would teach the
children and make us do book reports. And my sister, who is 2 years
older than me, would teach me and my cousin what she had learned in
from the MIT Council for the Arts and a women-in-science program sponsored
by LOreal, Dr. Sabeti is planning a series of music videos featuring
Boston-based science luminaries such as Dr. Lander and artificial intelligence
expert Marvin Minsky.
You can see one of them when she is profiled on NOVA, scheduled to air in July.
For more about her research and her thoughts on women in science, check out the video below of her talk at Seed Magazine's Inspiration Festival in 2006:
On the cover of Time
Iranians - from 1934-2007, 17 times
5 times Mohammad Reza Shah 5 times Khomeini
Interesting is the change of the cotnent as years go by
Achaemenid bas-relief, sold at Christie auction house INTERPOL says
it will not help the Islamic Republic of Iran locate a stolen Achaemenid
bas-relief, sold at Christies auction house
Painting by: ShirinPilehvari
A Beautiful Bilingual Music
By clicking on the above link, you can enjoy a beautiful song performed by Iranian singer, Shahkar Bineshpajooh, and a Spanish singer. It is interesting to note that the Iranian male singer sings in Spanish and the Spanish female singer sings in Persian (Farsi). This is a fantastic duet. The Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra and Yerevan Symphony Orchestra play the music.
Ahmad Batebi in Northern California
Sunday, October 12th
1700 S. Elcamino Real,
San Mateo, CA 94402
Sunday October 19th
Dwenell Hall, Room 145
Friday October 24th
5605 Marconi Ave, Carmichael, 95608