Roshan Undergraduate Persian Studies Journal

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March 24, 2016

Nowruz (or Navruz, Norooz, Nawruz, Norouz, Navrooz, Newroz, Nowroj, etc.) has as many ways of celebrating as it does different spellings. Though originally a celebration of Zoroastrianism or maybe even Mitraism thousands of years ago, Nowruz has...

October 23, 2015

Ida Yousofi, Ashley Kiani, Joseph Ritch, and Bahareh Ghonsul outside the Shared Studios portal to Tehran


On the morning of September 9th, senior Joseph Ritch and Bahareh Ghonsul entered this gold painted shipping container and stepped into Iran....

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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.