Roshan Undergraduate Persian Studies Journal

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October 20, 2016

Photo from Abbas Kiarostami's Snow Series

Through many of Abbas Kiarostami’s works trees and paths have held important roles and also served as symbols for a deeper understanding. However, Kiarostami is only the latest manifestation of metaphysica...

April 13, 2016

Photo Courtesy of Lonna Lisa Williams 


For many years now Iranians have composed a sizable portion of the tourism industry of Turkey, this is due in part to the amicable relationship between the two countries as well as strong economic ties....

December 9, 2015



Imagine if you will a scraggly English man dressed in tattered clothes with a patchy beard trying to cross the border from Iran into Afghanistan. This is the exact image that Nicholas Jubber, author of Drinking Arak off an Ayatollah’s Beard, pa...

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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.