|Experts to discuss role of travelogues in Iranology||
TEHRAN -- A panel of experts is scheduled to scrutinize the role of travelogue writing in Iranian studies during a seminar.
The one-day colloquium will be held at the Malek Museum and Library of the Miras Maktoob Research Center in Tehran on March 6.
The Miras Maktoob Research Center and the Malek Museum and Library have organized the seminar to commemorate the anniversary of the death of Iranian historian and manuscript expert Iraj Afshar (1925-2011), who had made a concerted effort to write his accounts of his travels across Iran in “Traveling across the Homeland”.
A group of scholars will deliver lectures during the seminar.
Seyyed Ali Al-e Davud will present his paper entitled “A glance at Iraj Afshar’s ‘Traveling across the Homeland’”.
Japanese Iranologist Yoshifusa Seki will deliver a speech about his article entitled “The Last Meeting with My Master Iraj Afshar”.
Among the scholars are also Mohammad-Ali Movahed, Mohammad-Ebrahim Bastani Parizi and Ehsan Shurabi.
The seminar will begin at 3:30 p.m. and will last until 6 at the Malek Museum and Library located on Melal Mottahed Street off of Imam Khomeini Ave.
Afshar was the chief bibliographer of Persian books at Harvard University. He was associated with UNESCO and taught at the University of Bern and University of Tehran.
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