Through the Lens of Ethnicity: Images of Iranian Women The First Exhibit in the United States of the Images of Master Nasrollah Kasraian, The Father of Iranians Photography. READ MORE
Roshangar SLLC undergraduates found Persian Studies research journal READ MORE
Rashin Kheiriyeh Receives 2017 Sendak Fellowship! Rashin Kheiriyeh has recieved a 2017 Sendak Fellowship for her book, "There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly." READ MORE

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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. Toward this end, Roshan Institute seeks to provide outstanding course offerings and programs in Persian language, literature, history, and culture; to foster communication and community ties among people of Persian heritage and those interested in Persian studies; and to serve as a model for encouraging intercultural communication among peoples of varying backgrounds.




The Persian, Arabic, and Chinese programs demonstrated calligraphy techniques
Poetry, Performance, and Visual Arts in Present day Iran
Ida Meftahi has just published Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on Stage


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