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 Roshan Undergraduate Persian Studies Journal

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October 21, 2016

Each week Roshangar would like to present the most captivating Persian-related stories and occurrences from around the web.  This week we highlight stories about development projects in Afghanistan and different forms of Persian art around the wo...

October 7, 2016

Each week Roshangar would like to present the most captivating Persian-related stories and occurrences from around the web.  This week we have architecture unique to Tajikistan, photos from Iran's diminishing lake Urmia, and efforts to teach youn...

September 30, 2016

Each week Roshangar would like to present the most captivating Persian-related stories and occurrences from around the web.  This week we have snow leopards in Afghan muppets, the history of wine in Iran, and the endangered Asiatic cheetah.

The fi...

September 23, 2016

Each week Roshangar would like to present the most captivating Persian-related stories and occurrences from around the web.  This week we have the revival of the Bactrian deer in Afghanistan, drag racing in Tehran, and highlights in Persian film.

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July 27, 2016

As a research assistant working on the Roshan Institute’s Lalehzar Street Archive digital project, I spend a great deal of time at the National Archives II in College Park, Maryland. Oddly enough, I have never actually seen where the boxes of tim...

March 18, 2016

Mausoleum of Cyrus

Photo Courtesy of the Freer Sackler Archives

 

In 530 B.C.E., Cyrus II - responsible for the downfall of the Medes, conqueror of Lydia, and subjugator of the Neo-Babylonian Empire - met an untimely death in a battle Herodotus desc...

January 21, 2016

It is 1870 in Tehran as aromas of tobacco, chai, spices, and naan waft through the air amid the bustle of daily business at the grand bazaar.  Above merchants’ tents run tall wooden poles connected by cables carrying electronic messages from the...

December 11, 2015

Matt Hermane, Roxi Eshghipour, and Daniel Durkin reviewing research materials at the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies

 

Research is not an activity that usually conjures notions of fun and excitement, but three students of Iranian history have...

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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.

© 2015 by Roshangar. 

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Special thanks to the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
 

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.