La “Révolution littéraire”. Étude de l’influence de la poésie française sur la modernisation des formes poétiques persanes au début du XXe siècle [The “Literary Revolution”. A Study of the Influence of French Poetry on the Modernization of Persian Poetic Forms in the Early 20th Century], Vienna: Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, forthcoming.
Amr Taher Ahmed is a specialist of modern Persian and Kurdish poetry and metrics working at the Institute of Iranian Studies, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna.
After studying Kurdish literature at the University of Duhok (Iraqi Kurdistan), where he worked as a teaching and research assistant, he was awarded a doctoral fellowship by the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He moved to France in 2002 to complete his curriculum in Iranian Studies and Comparative Literature. Amr Ahmed received his PhD (Dr. phil.) in Comparative Literature at the Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris, in 2009.
Amr Ahmed has published a monograph, Nîma Yušij u Ebdollah Goran, niwêkirdinewe u dabiran [Nimâ Yušij and Abdollah Goran: Renewal and Breakthrough] (in Sorani), Duhok: Spîrêz, 2006. Other publications include “Le statut de la métrique populaire dans la poétique de Nimā Yušij”, Studia Iranica 36/2, 2007: 251-277 and, in collaboration with Bruno Paoli, “Métrique des premiers vers persans”, Bulletin d’Études Orientales 59, 2010: 127-140.
His fields of research include the history of modern Persian and Kurdish literatures, quantitative and syllabic-accentual metrics, free verse, poetic forms and literary influences. He was appointed researcher at the Institute of Iranian Studies, Vienna, in March 2010.Links Detailed CV and list of publications of Amr Taher Ahmed: http://www.oeaw.ac.at/iran/german/ahmed_amr.html
by Mosques and Madrases in Iran 1785-1848: architecture between re-adaptation and innovation (German, English Summary), Leiden: Brill 2005
Markus Ritter is a Historian of Islamic Art working at the Institute of Iranian Studies, Centre for Studies in Asian Cultures and Social Anthropology, Austrian Academy of Sciences at Vienna. He has taught at different Universities in Germany and Austria. He is co-founder and vice-president of the Ernst Herzfeld Society for Studies in Islamic Art and Archaeology.His research interests include the late medieval and early modern periods of Islamic art in Iran, in particular architecture and wall painting, and medieval Arab art in the Near East.
After studying at the University of Bamberg/Germany, the American University in Cairo/Egypt, and the State University of Tehran/Iran, Ritter received his PhD (Dr. phil.) in the discipline of Islamic Art History and Archaeology at Bamberg in 2003. Further disciplines included Iranian Studies, Islamic Studies, Turkology, Architectural History. He also holds an MA in Islamic Studies.
Ritter published the first scholarly monograph on Qajar architecture, Mosques and Madrases in Iran 1785-1848: architecture between re-adaptation and innovation (German, English Summary), Leiden: Brill 2005 (Islamic History and Civilization; 62). He is the main editor of the collective volume, Iran and Iranianate Cultures (Festschrift Bert G. Fragner), Wiesbaden: Reichert 2008 (Beiträge zur Iranistik; 27). A forthcoming book deals with the architectural decoration of the Arab palace Khirbat al-Minya at Lake Tiberias in Umayyad Palestine.
The book on Iranian architecture won the SIE-award in 2007; the manuscript of the thesis, on which it was based, the “First Prize of Annual Cultural Research” by the State President of the Islamic republic of Iran (Muhammad Khatami) in 2004.
Linkshttp://www.oeaw.ac.at/iran/ritter_cv.htm Institute of Iranian Studies at Vienna: http://www.oeaw.ac.at/iran/
by Towards a Historical Grammar of Balochi Studies in Balochi Historical Phonology and Vocabulary [Beiträge zur Iranistik 26] Wiesbaden (Reichert) 2005
Studium der Indogermanistik in Hamburg und Wien (Mag.a phil. 1996), 1995/96 Lektorin für Deutsch in Banská Bystrica (Slowakei), 1996-98 Mitarbeiterin an einem Wörterbuchprojekt in Graz, Promotionsstudium in Vergleichender Sprachwissenschaft in Frankfurt a. M. (Dr. phil. 2003), seit Mai 1998 wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin bzw. Assistentin am Institut für Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft usw. in Frankfurt a. M. 2007 European Award of Iranian Studies der Societas Iranologica Europaea für die Doktorarbeit 2008 Award for Research Cooperation and High Excellence in Science der Minerva-Stiftung
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The Societas Iranologica Europaea invites applications for the "European Award of Iranian Studies". We look for outstanding theses defended in European universities by young scholars. Our aim is to promote in Europe scientific research in the field of Iranian student.
Candidates should have discussed their Ph.D. after February 2007 in a European university (including Russia) and be under the age of 35 years at the day of the presentation of the PhD. The thesis can be published or unpublished.
The prize will be awarded at the Conference of S.I.E. that should takes place in September 2011 in Cracow (Poland). The amount of the prize is 2000 €.
Candidates should send a copy of his/her Ph.D. to the following address:
Prof. Dr. Claus V. Pedersen
Carsten Niebuhr Instituttet
for nærorientalske Studier
DK-2300 København S
The deadline is 31.03.2011
The memebers of the scientific committee are the members of the board of SIE.