Roshan Institute Poetry Night We hope you can join us for our first Roshan Institute Poetry Night on Monday, September 29th at 7:30PM in 1120 Susquehanna Hall. We will be remembering the life and work of Poet Simin Behbahani. READ MORE
Popular Cinema in Iran Please join us for Dr. Pedram Partovi’s Brown Bag Lecture on Wednesday, October 1st at 2:30PM in the Multi-Purpose Room of St. Mary’s Hall. READ MORE Popular Cinema in Iran
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Welcome to Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland.

Established in fall 2004, the Institute aspires to be the premier center for the study 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.
  • Foster communication and community ties among people of Persian heritage and those interested in Persian cultural heritage.
  • Serve as a model for encouraging intercultural communication among people of varying backgrounds.

Persian Studies at the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures offers the following degree programs:

  • Remembering the Life & Work of Simin Behbahani

    Please join us for our first Roshan Institute Poetry Night on Monday, September 29th at 7:30PM in 1120 Susquehanna Hall.

News

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Events

Multi-Purpose Room, St. Mary’s Language House
Wednesday, October 01, 2014 - 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM
SQH room 1120
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 - 7:30 PM to 10:00 PM
St. Mary’s Hall, Multi-Purpose Room
Wednesday, October 22, 2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM