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ASPS Virtual Event Series IX: Iranian Heritage and Today’s World, Part I: Law, State and Social Order

May 26 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT

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Join us for a mini-conference with a round table discussion.

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Dr. Sergei Andreyev (Mathias Corvinus Collegium in Budapest)
Dr. Andrew Bush (Cracow University of Economics)
Dr. James Caron (SOAS)
Dr. hab. Anna Cieślewska (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
Dr. Stanisław Jaśkowski (University of Warsaw)
Dr. Magdalena Rodziewicz (University of Warsaw)

Department of Iranian Studies, Jagiellonian University in Kraków
Department of Interdisciplinary Eurasiatic Research, Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Schedule (all times EST)

Welcome: 09:00 a.m. —09:15 p.m.
Dr. Kazuo Morimoto (University of Tokyo): Acting President of ASPS
Dr. Jo-Ann Gross (Prof. Emerita, The College of New Jersey): Chair of the ASPS Virtual Event
Prof. Kinga Paraskiewicz (Jagiellonian University in Kraków): Director of the Institute of
Oriental Studies and Head of the Department of Iranian Studies

Session I: 09:15 a.m. — 10:15 a.m.
Chair: Dr. Karolina Rakowiecka-Asgari (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
09:15 a.m. — 09:35 a.m. Dr. Sergei Andreyev (Mathias Corvinus Collegium in Budapest): The Afghan State and
the Traditional Social Order: An Uneasy Marriage of (In)convenience
09:35 a.m. — 09:55 a.m. Dr. Stanisław Jaśkowski (University of Warsaw): Law and Speech:
How Oral and Writing Practices Change the Law in Iranian World
09:55 a.m. — 10:15 a.m. Dr. James Caron (SOAS): Ma’na in a Post-Truth World: Persianate
Literary Theory and the War on Terror

Break: 10:15 a.m. — 10:25 a.m.

Session II: 10:25 a.m. — 11:20 a.m.
Chair: Dr. Mateusz M.P. Kłagisz (Jagiellonian University in Kraków)
10:25 a.m. — 10:45 a.m. Dr. hab. Anna Cieślewska (Jagiellonian University in Kraków): Sacred
Sites and Rituals – a Social Role of Pilgrimages in Central Asia and the South Caucasus
10:45 a.m. — 11:05 a.m. Dr. Andrew Bush (Cracow University of Economics): Mastura
Ardalan’s Fiqh for Women in Kurdistan
11:05 a.m. — 11:25 a.m. Dr. Magdalena Rodziewicz (University of Warsaw): Negotiating
Moral Concepts in Iranian Cinema

Break: 11:25 a.m. — 11:35 a.m.

Round Table Discussion: 11:35 a.m. — 01:35 p.m.
Moderator: Dr. Andrew Bush (Cracow University of Economics)


Video of the event can be found at:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:



May 26
9:00 am - 2:00 pm EDT
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