Dr. Ulrich Marzolph Lecture Please join us for Dr. Ulrich Marzolph's Lecture, “"The Printing Press as an Agent of Tradition in Iran” on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 from 12:00PM -1:00PM at the Library of Congress. READ MORE
Dr. Ahmet Karamustafa August 13 Lecture Please join us for Dr. Ahmet Karamustafa's Lecture, "The Persian Book in Pre-Modern Turkey” on Wednesday, August 13, 2014 from 12-1PM at the Library of Congress. READ MORE
"A Thousand Years of the Persian Book”Roshan Lecture Series The 6 month lecture series accompanying "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book" exhibit is co-sponsored by Roshan Institute for Persian Studies and support of Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute. READ MORE "A Thousand Years of the Persian Book” Exhibition and 6- Month Lecture Series
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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:

  • Dr. Ulrich Marzolph

    Please join us for Dr. Ulrich Marzolph's Lecture, “"The Printing Press as an Agent of Tradition in Iran” on July 23

News

Roshan Chair in Persian Studies Fatemeh Keshavarz is named December’s “Poet of the Month” by Grace Cavalieri for her featured poet series.
Celebrated Iranian illustrator presents her artwork for the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies.
To welcome its new graduate students to the University of Maryland, the Roshan Institute held its first graduate reception at its main office in Jimenez Hall.

Events

Library of Congress, Room 220, the AMED Reading Room, on the second level of the Thomas Jefferson Building
Wednesday, July 23, 2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Library of Congress, Room 220, the AMED Reading Room, on the second level of the Thomas Jefferson Building
Wednesday, August 13, 2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
University of Maryland, Room TBD
Wednesday, August 27, 2014 - 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM