Iran’s best cultural studies honored

March 3, 2019

TEHRAN – Iran has awarded the top seven cultural studies carried out by Iranian researchers over the past three years at the 15th Festival of Cultural Research of the Year.

This edition of the festival was held in Tehran on Sunday after a three-year hiatus, and winners received their awards from Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi.

“A Tetragonal Pattern for the Assessment of Humanities” by Seyyed Amin Qanei and “Conceptual and Local Metaphors in the Quran” by Hojjatoleslam Alireza Qaeminia are among the books honored at the ceremony.

Morteza Farhadi, a professor at Allameh Tabatabai University, received an award for “Kamarenameh”, a micro anthropological study on the town of Kamareh in Central Province.

Abdolhamid Noqrekar from the Iran University of Science and Technology was also honored for his book “A Clarification on Iranian-Islamic Architecture and Urban Planning”.

Also among the honorees are “Cultural Policies in Iranian State Universities” by Fatemeh Javaheri of Kharazmi University and “An Assessment of Historical Sources for the Shahnameh during the Reign of King Anushiruwan” by Farzin Ghafuri, a member of the Academy of Persian Language and Literature.

“The History and Development of Book Publication in Iran” by Abdolhossein Azarang from the Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia won an award.

In addition, “At Brother’s Home: Afghan Refugees in Iran” by Arash Nasr Esfahani and “The Cultural Model of Marriage and Childbearing among Persian-speaking Women” by Leila Ardebili won honorable mentions. 

Photo: Scholar Abdolhossein Azarang (R) shakes hands with Tehran City Council member Ahmad Masjed-Jamei after accepting his award from Culture Minister Seyyed Abbas Salehi (2nd L) for his book “The History and Development of Book Publication in Iran” during the 15th Festival of Cultural Research of the Year in Tehran on March 3, 2019. (Mehr/Majid Haqdoost)

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