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The Roshan Undergraduate Persian Studies Journal is a project initiated by the Roshan Undergraduate Ambassadors as part of University of Maryland’s Persian Studies program.

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Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland aspires to be the premier center for the learning, understanding, and appreciation of Persian culture in the United States. 

 

 

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 Roshan Undergraduate Persian Studies Journal

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February 28, 2018

A trip through the countryside of Iran may bring you to a region along the Caspian known as Gilan. Located in the city proper of Lahijan is a square building with a large tower-like tomb with a garden behind it. This building is Iran’s National T...

September 25, 2017

          In their script writing guide for students, the New York Film Academy outlines a basic screenplay structure that has been used successfully for many years. It is a structure that they encourage students to take into...

May 1, 2017

In the Middle Ages, the Persian-speaking world (often termed Greater Iran) was divided into two distinct regions, Persian Iraq in the west and Greater Khorasan in the east. Greater Khorasan was a nebulous region, more often than not defined in th...

April 14, 2017

Image Courtesy of Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute

Philanthropy has been an inseparable component of the Persian identity since the first Persian kings.  This ethos continues to be a thread throughout the dynamic history of the Persian people, b...

March 2, 2017

The Iran-Iraq border city Mehran, in the Iranian province of Ilam, witnessed artillery fire into Iraq and its own soil on 10 February 1974.[1] The shooting in February which lasted until March, saw some 42 Iranians and 39 Iraqis perish.[2] The Me...

January 4, 2017

Introduction

During the 1970’s, many Lor men from Khorramabad, Iran and the surrounding areas in the province of Lorestan migrated to the United States. They settled in Baltimore, Maryland, and they nicknamed their settlement “BaltiLor.” Approxima...

October 28, 2016

It seems these days you cannot log onto Facebook, Instagram, or Pinterest without your stomach growling as you scroll and scroll through pictures and videos of edible decadence.  While man’s love of food predates history, anyone who frequents the...

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