Events

Below, find SISCA-sponsored and supported events in and around Seattle.

2017

June

May 18 – June 11 – Seattle International Film Festival The University of Washington is working to bring four Iranian films to SIFF. Stay tuned!

May

May 18 – June 11 – Seattle International Film Festival The University of Washington is working to bring four Iranian films to SIFF. Stay tuned!

May 12-13 – Conference on the Iranian Revolution – Supported by the Roshan Foundation. Check the NELC website for details as they become available. Two lectures and three workshops are planned. A special concert will be held the evening of May 13 at 8:00PM – Hamsaz Ensemble. For more information visit: Town Hall Seattle. SISCA Board Members will be present.

March

March 19 – Nowruz in Seattle – click here to learn more

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February

February 17 – Reflections on the Persian Music Industry and Persian Pop Culture. Sponsored by the UW Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Persian and Iranian Studies Program.  Talk by Babak Khiavchi. Khiavchi has been a Seattle resident since 1999. He is a software engineer by profession and he is passionate about music. He has collaborated with a wide range of Persian musicians on music albums and concert productions. He has owned and operated an independent record label dedicated to promoting underground music from Iran. Room 211, Denny Hall, UW Seattle Campus.

February 17 – Another Perspective on the Sexuality of Iranian Women by Dr. Najmeh Mousav.  Sponsored by the UW Persian Circle.  Room 260, Savery Hall, UW Seattle Campus. (This talk will be in Persian)

February 11 – The Afrassiabi Distinguished Lecture Series: “Books from Bombay: Tehran’s Print Marketplace and its Transnational Dimensions, 1900-1950.” Sponsored by the UW Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Persian and Iranian Studies Program.  Talk by Afshin Marashi, Farzaneh Family Chair in Iranian Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of International and Area Studies at the University of Oklahoma. Room 220, Kane Hall, UW Seattle Campus. SISCA Board Members will be present.

February 10 – Shahname Reading Group. Sponsored by the UW Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Persian and Iranian Studies Program. In Persian. Physics/Astronomy Auditorium, UW Seattle Campus. This group meets the second Friday of each month

February 4 – “A Mosaic of Tehrangeles.” Sponsored by Friends of NELC. Written and directed by UW students Eli Gallagher and Rhoya Sarikhani Selden. This one-act play provides glimpses into the stories and traditions of Iranian Americans based on oral interviews conducted by Rhoya. It explores what it means to be Iranian, American, and Iranian-American. It celebrates Iranian-American history, examines the challenges Iranian-Americans face, and educates audience members about authentic Persian culture.

February 2 –  “Five Periods of Persian Music: From the Earliest Recorded Documents Until Today.”  Sponsored by the UW Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Persian and Iranian Studies Program. A talk in Persian by great Iranian composer and multi-instrumentalist Ali Samadpour with NELC Assistant Professor Stephanie Selover.

February 1 – Docunight #34: Six Centuries, Six Years Directed by Mojtaba Mirtahmasb. Sponsored by the UW Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilization, Persian and Iranian Studies Program. Persian Movie nights are held the first Wednesday of every month and are open to the public. Communications Building 120, UW Seattle Campus.

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