List of Persian/Iranian Events for 2007-09-07

    Portugal, the Persian Gulf and Safavid Persia

    Europe - UK Friday - September 7, 2007     12:00 AM

    Portugal, the Persian Gulf and Safavid Persia
    Conference - Introduction
    7-9 September 2007
    Freer & Sackler Galleries, Independence Avenue, Washington DC

    On the 500th anniversary of Afonso de Albuquerque's attempts to take Hormuz in the Persian Gulf, this conference will focus on the contacts of the Portuguese with Safavid Persia and various aspects of their activities in the Persian Gulf basin.

    We are now approaching the 500th anniversary of Portuguese contacts and relations with the Persian Gulf region and Safavid Persia, around the first attempts by Albuquerque to take Hormuz in 1507. As part of an exploration of the wider contacts of Portugal with Asia, Africa and South America, the Freer and Sackler Galleries (Smithsonian Institution) in Washington DC will commemorate this important historical moment with a series of exhibitions in the summer of 2007 entitled 'Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries.'

    This quincentennial is also the occasion for a conference on Portuguese relations with the Persian Gulf and Safavid Persia between 1500 and 1700, that will be held under the auspices of the Iran Heritage Foundation and the Freer and Sackler Galleries. The meeting is scheduled to take place on 8-9 September 2007 at the Freer and Sackler Galleries, coinciding with the last week of the exhibitions.

    The meeting aims to examine various aspects of the activities of the Portuguese in the Persian Gulf basin and their interaction with other forces in the region, Safavid Persia, the Ottoman Empire, Arab principalities around the Gulf’s littoral, India, and rival European merchants active in the area. Topics to be discussed include sources and historiography, mutual perceptions, trade, diplomacy and politics, missionary activities, and cross-cultural exchange.

    The members of the conference committee, Rudi Matthee, Jorge Flores, Farhad Hakimzadeh and Ann Gunter have the pleasure of inviting you to submit a proposal for a presentation at this scholarly gathering, which is designed to bring some twenty of the most well-know specialists in the field together.

    The papers presented in the conference will be published in a volume of proceedings, edited by Rudi Matthee and Jorge Flores. All papers submitted should therefore be of publishable quality, constitute new work, and reserved to be exclusively published as part of the conference proceedings. No previously published work should be submitted.

    We are very enthusiastic about this meeting and hope and expect that it will generate a great deal of intellectual excitement.

    For enquiries contact Farhad Hakimzadeh, Iran Heritage Foundation, 5 Stanhope Gate, London W1K 1AH, United Kingdom, T 44 20 74934766, F 44 20 74999293, E

    omar khayam/nakissa dance company

    Vancouver Friday - September 7, 2007     12:00 AM

    shahrokh moshkin ghalam (dancer/ choreographer)

    persian dance inspired by the quartrains of



    september 7, 2007




    World Music Sampler Concert

    California - San Diego Friday - September 7, 2007     08:00 PM

    World Music Sampler

    Music from music from China, India, Zimbabwe, Iran, and more.

    Presented FREE by the Center for World Music.

    Friday Sept. 7, 2007 8:00 P.M.

    The Neurosciences Institute
    10640 John Jay Hopkins Dr., San Diego, CA 92121
    (619) 318-1286

    A Great Brazilian/ International Night w/ THE BEST!

    Bay Area - San Francisco Friday - September 7, 2007     09:30 PM

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