SOAS to probe social and cultural impacts of Islamic Revolution

TEHRAN, May 25 (MNA) -- The social and cultural impacts of Iran’s Islamic Revolution are slated to be studied during a conference to be held next month by the School of Oriental and African Studies in London.

Over 30 Iranian and foreign scholars will deliver lectures during the two-day conference, scheduled to begin on June 5


The conference entitled Thirty Years On: The Social and Cultural Impacts of the Iranian Revolution has been organized by the Center for Media and Film Studies at SOAS.


The conference aims to bring some of the best-known practitioners in the media and contemporary arts inside Iran together with academicians and theoreticians of Iran’s art and cultural developments in a unique encounter, SOAS announced on its website.


The first day will focus mainly on social issues and changing values concerning women and young people, while the second day will examine novel forms of cultural expression including rap music and blogging.


The Iran Heritage Foundation, BBC World Service Trust, the London Middle East Institute, Iran’s Documentary and Experimental Film Center, Cultural Center of Islamic Republic of Iran in London, Al Tajir Foundation, and several other organizations will cosponsor the event.


Conference events will include live music performances, and comedy and documentary screenings.





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