Dr. Hamid Dabashi Lecture Please join us for Dr. Hamid Dabashi's Lecture, "The World of Persian Literary Humanism” on Wednesday, Sept. 17th, 2014 from 12-1PM at the Library of Congress. READ MORE Dr. Hamid Dabashi
"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
Dr. Wali Ahmadi Lecture Please join us for Dr. Wali Ahmadi's Lecture, "Modern Literature in Afghanistan: Contributions to the Persian Book” on Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 from 12-1PM at the University of MD. READ MORE Dr. Wali Ahmadi Lecture
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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:

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