Cambridge to host Islamic manuscript conference

TEHRAN, May 5 (MNA) -- Cambridge University will host the Fifth Islamic Manuscript Association Conference from July 24 to 26 2009.

Entitled “Access and Rights”, the event will be hosted by the Thesaurus Islamicus Foundation and the Center for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at the University of Cambridge.


This edition of the conference will specifically address the issue of access to manuscripts and discuss ways of improving access to manuscripts through digitization and electronic ordering and delivery systems.



Saberi to stage “Seven Adventures of Rustam”


TEHRAN -- Iranian stage director Pari Saberi will stage “The Seven Adventures of Rustam” at the Vahdat Hall from June 17.


In the play, she depicts Rustam’s seven adventures as narrated in Ferdowsi’s epic “Shahnameh.”


Saberi has previously directed several plays about Iranian luminaries, including Shams, Hafez and Sadi.



Edward Said interviews published in Iran


TEHRAN -- Arash Jalal-Manesh translated into Persian Tariq Ali’s latest book of interviews with Edward Said, which was released by Cheshmeh Publication.


Entitled “Culture and Resistance: Conversations with Edward W. Said,” the book is available at the 22nd Tehran International Book Fair.


In this latest book of interviews, Edward W. Said discusses the centrality of popular resistance to his understanding of culture, history, and social change.


TIBF is currently underway at the Imam Khomeini Mosalla and will run until May 16.



Book on Afghan story writing history on sale in Tehran 


TEHRAN -- The first volume of “The Analytical History of Afghanistan’s Story Writing” appears at the 22nd Tehran International Book Fair.


Released by the Cheshmeh Publication, the book is compiled by Afghan author Mohammad-Hossein Mohammadh and the first volume covers the history of Afghanistan’s narrative literature from 1919 to 1979.



Iran donates 300 books to Russia and Tatarstan


TEHRAN -- Iran donated 300 books to the Russian State Library National Library of the Republic of Tatarstan.


Iran’s cultural attaché in Moscow donated the books on the subjects of Iran, Islam and the Persian language to the libraries in order to facilitate the access of researchers to these sources.





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