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Zoroastrian Conversations: A New Series

"Zoroastrian Conversations" is envisioned to be a Charlie Rose-style interview show that would feature Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina (Bahari Associate Professor of Sasanian Studies and Fellow of Wolfson College at the University of Oxford) interviewing academics from around the world working on Zoroastrian and Parsi Studies, the history, languages, and cultures of early Iran and cognate disciplines.

The interviews would be conducted on Zoom and moderated by FEZANA and would serve the function of introducing the global Zoroastrian communities to the most respected and up-and-coming scholars working in these fields.

These ‘Zoroastrian Conversations’ would also serve as a forum for community members to learn about the research and teaching being undertaken by professional academics and would serve the purpose of both public engagement and education.

The central premise would be an informal chat, perhaps every two months, where the scholar chatting with Prof. Vevaina could tell us a bit about their background, entrance into the field, their research interests, things they find fascinating about Zoroastrianism and Zoroastrian communities and their wish lists for what projects they would like to undertake in the future.

The two new hires in North America at the University of Toronto and UC Irvine have agreed to participate and such a forum would allow Zoroastrians the world over to listen to and learn from our newest professors and many other speakers from all over the world in the months to come.

Subsequent episodes will feature:

  • Prof. Carlo Cereti, Ferdowsi Presidential Chair in Zoroastrian Studies, UC Irvine

  • Prof. Jenny Rose, Claremont University

and many more. Stay tuned.

FEZANA is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Zoroastrian Conversations

Time: Mar 11, 2023

9:00 AM Pacific | 12:00 PM Eastern

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 899 1165 5361

Passcode: FEZANA


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