The First Biennial Conference on Contemporary Iranian Studies

Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran, Iran

November 10-11-2019

The Contemporary Iranian Studies Conference serves as a venue for academics, scholars, experts and students from around the world to exchange knowledge, ideas, and experiences related to contemporary Iran. The conference theme is Iranian Studies in contemporary era and aims to investigate new approaches and methods to this field of study. However, panel proposals and abstracts related to all major fields of Iranian studies in four general categories of politics, sociology, culture and economics are welcomed. The themes include but are not limited to contemporary history, sociology, political science, religions and theology, art, international relations, new media and communication studies, and Diaspora studies. Interdisciplinary approaches and comparative studies are also very welcomed. The conference will take place in the Faculty of World Studies, University of Tehran to provide an ideal opportunity for all Iranian Studies scholars to establish network and exchange ideas to gain first-hand knowledge of Iran’s rich culture and civilization including history, customs, tradition, religion, language and everyday life.

We invite you to submit a 300-word abstract and a short bio to or

Upon peer-review process, selected papers will be published in an edited volume (special issue) by Journal of World Sociopolitical Studies, University of Tehran. The conference will be conducted in both Persian and English.

Important Dates

  • Deadline for submission of abstracts 10th of June
  • Acceptance/Rejection notification 30th of June
  • Deadline for submission of full papers 10 of October
  • Registration Fee
  • Presenters: 100$
  • Participants: 50$
  • Students: 60$

Venue: Faculty of World Studies, North Campus of University of Tehran, Northern Kargar Ave., Tehran, Iran.


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