Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
Roshan Institute for Persian Studies is the home of Persian Studies at the University of Maryland.
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About Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
Roshan Institute for Persian Studies has played a leading role in the effort to promote the study, teaching, and exploration of all subjects related to Persian culture and history both at the University of Maryland and in the vibrant communities of Persian speakers in the D.C. metro area.
Learn about our collaborative and community engagement projects.Community Engagement
In addition to hosting regular events and other programs, Roshan Institute hosts the Roshan Initiative in Persian Digital Humanities, as well as Roshangar, an undergraduate Persian studies journal.
Persian Studies Academic Programs
Students can pursue a B.A. in Persian Studies or a Minor in Persian Studies. Students wishing to achieve advanced proficiency in Persian should also consider the Flagship Scholar Certificate through the University's Persian Language Flagship program. This certificate can be combined with many other majors. There are also opportunities for graduate students in Persian studies.
Roshan Institute and Persian Studies People
Learn more about Roshan Institute and Persian studies faculty and staff, or access resources for faculty and staff.
Welcome to Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
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.
Roshan Initiative in Persian Digital Humanities
The Roshan Initiative in Persian Digital Humanities at the University of Maryland is a global leader in the field of Persian digital humanities. We currently are developing three projects: the Persian Digital Library, the Persian Manuscript Initiative, and The Digital Guide to Theatre of the Middle East: 21st Century Volume.Roshan Initiative in Persian Digital Humanities
The Afghan Refugee Accompaniment Program
The Afghan Refugee Accompaniment (ARA) Program is a collaborative project of the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies at the University of Maryland (Roshan-UMD) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).Afghan Refugee Accompaniment Program
Our Bodies Ourselves Translation Project
Our Bodies Ourselves (OBOS) is a nonprofit, public interest organization based in Cambridge, Mass., that develops and promotes evidence-based information on girls’ and women’s reproductive health and sexuality.Our Bodies Ourselves Translation Project
Persian Studies News View All News
Virtual gallery of MENA theatre extended through December
Digital Guide to Theatre in the Middle East Launches
ARHU Researchers Earn NEH Grants for Digital Humanities Efforts
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