Norouz is Near and Our New Website is Here!

Feb. 28, 2023

It feels as if spring is already underway at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center with its robust signature seminar series in full bloom. Moreover, the conclusion of discussions between the Center and the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies (ASPS) marks the arrival of ASPS to Princeton’s campus, where the Mossavar-Rahmani Center will be the Association’s new administrative home. Lastly the re-energized website encourages increased dialogue among scholars, students, and friends. It will also serve as your point of contact for up-to-date news, events, and Center opportunities, with its sections easily accessible via the homepage.

To guide you through the site, begin by exploring the About section to learn more about our benefactors and mission. “Meet” the People who make up the Center. Interested in joining us? Explore open Positions. Or glance through the Annual Reports of previous years for an account of past people and activities.

Of significant interest to our scholarly community is the University’s vast Persianate library collection and resources, which you can explore via the Library section. 

To discover new – and established – initiatives undertaken by Center researchers with colleagues internationally, visit Projects.

The new site will continue to feature the Center’s events. In 2023, the signature Mossavar-Rahmani Seminar Series commenced on February 1 with a talk on “Women, Politics and Social Transformation In Iran,” given by Arzoo Osanloo of the University of Washington and Shirin Saeedi from the University of Arkansas. You can view the recording of this and other Center events via the Research Resources (“Media”) under the Library section. The remainder of the spring semester is filled with happenings ranging from film screenings – Hitch: An Iranian Story – to talks, such as the one on politics in architecture on March 29th. We hope you will join us for these and more.

With the Iranian New Year ahead, the Center will also host a Norouz celebratory gathering. Stay tuned!

The new website will complement the vast and rich offerings of the Center, and we hope, that it encourages you to further engage with us more regularly.

The Center welcomes spring, the New Year and your feedback!