Looking Ahead Old Persian proverbs say traveling tests your stamina and makes you wise. My husband and I can testify to the first part and hope that the second is as true. When we arrived at UMD in August 2012, we were lucky to be received by extremely kind and supportive colleagues. The office space and equipment had barely been arranged when the news of our first collaborative event with the National Geographic on October 19th, hit the airwaves. An Evening with Rumi celebrated the contributions of the great Iranian poet and mystic Jalal al-Din Rumi (b. 1207). The fact that it sold out gave me and Roshan Institute a warm welcome. We clearly had keen supporters even in the broader Maryland and DC community. Then it was one event after another including an exquisite three day film festival screening the hitherto unseen works of young Iranian film makers called Festival Cinema Invisible. I will not here refer to all the exciting past year events as you will read about them in this newsletter. But I must mention the crown of them all A Meeting of Two Oceans, a face-to-face conversation with His Holiness the Dalai Lama about similarities and differences between Sufism and Buddhism. The Institute owed this unique opportunity to Dr. Elahé Omidyar MirDjalali, Chair and President of Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute and our most unwavering supporter. She made the visit possible through her personal friendship with His Holiness. We will all cherish the memories of the afternoon of Tuesday, May 3rd when Roshan Institute made it possible for the UMD and the broader community to hear a personal exchange between the greatest figure in current Buddhist thought and practice and a number of distinguished scholars of Sufism.
Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz Roshan Institute Chair in Persian Studies Director, Roshan Institute for Persian Studies
Dr. Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Chair and President Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute
Beyond programing, Roshan Institute has been spreading its wings across the UMD campus in many different ways. Our goal is to make Persian Studies an integral part of the Humanistic education at UMD and beyond. An example of this is our recently announced Fellowships and Scholarships for Excellence in Persian Studies. To maintain tenacity and longevity in the field of Persian Studies is possible only through training young, talented and energetic leadership. Having received a generous gift from Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, we are now able to do exactly that. Any UMD department in the College of Arts and Humanities that admits talented graduate students to study a topic clearly related to Persian Studies will benefit from these fellowships and scholarships. The only criterion is undisputed academic excellence. Side by side with boosting graduate education, we are developing exciting and widely appealing undergraduate courses that would attract the general student body to Persian Studies and educate them in this regard. As we speak, Professor Hooman Koliji in the School of Architecture is designing a new course on Iranian life and culture through architecture. This course, which is scheduled to be offered in spring 2015 for the first time, will provide a nice parallel to a popular course offered currently called “Iranian Life through Literature and Film.” Other ideas for new courses are being discussed which I hope to be able to report on in our future newsletters. We may not have the opportunity to host His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Roshan Institute any time soon, but we are designing rich educational programs by the day. Whether it is celebrating Iranian Women entrepreneurs with presentations, music, and food on March 9 or a new collaboration with the Library of Congress to organize a special speaker series on a millennium of Persian Bookmaking, it is for one simple and worthy goal: making Persian Studies one of the richest components of a humanistic global education.
CISSM and Roshan Institute for Persian Studies Presented a Panel Discussion on: Making History? Will Iran's Domestic Politics Permit a Change in its Foreign Policy?
Shibley Telhami, Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, Fatemeh Keshavarz, Nancy Gallagher, and Trita Parsi
On October 30th, 2013, the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM) and Roshan Institute for Persian studies hosted a panel discussion on the subject of Iranian domestic and foreign politics. The panel discussion featured Trita Parsi, the President of the National Iranian American Council (NIAC), Fatemeh Haghighatjoo, a visiting scholar from the University of Massachusetts-Boston, Nancy Gallagher, a research director from CISSM and Shibley Telhami, an Anwar Saadat Professor for Peace and Development from the University of Maryland who moderated the panel. The first question of panel focused on the domestic political environment of Iran and the results of the recent presidential election. Fatemeh Haghighatjoo addressed this question by stating that President Rouhani will have the chance to resolve the nuclear program issue because of his good relationship with the supreme leader and the military officers in Iran and his experienced background. She then addressed the relationship between the bad economy and the nuclear enrichment issues in Iran. Trita Parsi addressed the factors that lead to the increase of significant talks between Iran and the international community. He discussed the turn out of the votes for the 2013 presidential election. He also stated that with all that has happened over the last 8 years, the Iranian and international community will reach at a conclusion that could have been achieved 8 years ago and the happenings over these 8 year have exhausted both sides. Lastly, Nancy Gallagher focused on the negotiations on the nuclear enrichment program in Iran and discussed the different levels and regulations of nuclear enrichment that the NPT enforces. In response to an audienceâ€™sâ€™ question, Gallagher and Parsi addressed the relationship between the negotiations and human rights in Iran and at the end, all panel members addressed the issue of the normalization of Iran.
December’s “Poet of the Month”
“History of Persian Illustration” Brown Bag Presentation by Ms. Rashin Kheiriyeh On November 6th, 2013, Roshan Institute for Persian Studies hosted an event on Persian Illustrations. The lecture was given by Ms. Rashin Kheiriyeh, an illustrator who received her graphics degree from the Tehran University in Iran. Kheiriyeh has won numerous awards for her illustrations, including the Golden Apple Award and Bologna Book Fair Award. She has illustrated many books for children and stories from Persian literature including the story of "The Merchant and The Parrot" by Rumi and an animation featuring her illustrations titled "The Cunning Tailor". During her lecture, Kheiriyeh focused on her illustration style, the material she uses and her inspirations while coming up with a design for her projects. She described how the illustrations that are targeted for an adult audience feature bright colors and designs that are influenced by Persian patterns and color seen in the tiles in mosques and carpet designs. In contrast, for younger audiences, Kheiriyeh uses more simple shapes and designs. Kheiriyeh also mentioned how she listens to traditional Persian music while illustrating in order to focus on her designs. She also mentioned how she incorporates cats in to her drawings as a trademark, since she is very fond of them.
Roshan Chair in Persian Studies Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz is named December’s “Poet of the Month” by Grace Cavalieri for her featured poet series. Here Keshavarz is interviewed by poet and playwright Grace Cavalieri for her public radio series “The Poet and Poem” produced by the Library of Congress. Celebrating 36 years on-air, the show celebrates poets and poetry from around the world. Keshavarz talks candidly about her early introduction into poetry and ancient Persian literature, University of Maryland’s Persian Studies program and reads some of her own works inspired by her scholarship on Rumi and her daily life. Listen here: http://www.loc.gov/poetry/media/avfiles/poetpoem-fatemeh-keshavarz.mp3 Learn more about Keshavarz and her poetry here: http://danmurano.com/poetry/fatemehkeshavarz
Lastly, Kheiriyeh mentioned how she would like to illustrate the stories from "One Thousand and One Nights" and that she has been given the opportunity to do so for her next project. At the end of the lecture, some of the books she illustrated were on display for students and staff to read.
Persian Studies students browsing through Ms. Rashin Kheiriyeh’s display of children’s books
â€œPersian Musical Instrumentsâ€? Brown Bag Presentation by Mr. Kazem Davoudian
Roshan Institute Hosts Graduate Reception
Niloo Sarabi, Dr. Keshavarz, Sara Haq, Masoumeh Amirkhanlou, and Hilary Collado On October 22nd, 2013, Roshan Institute for Persian Studies hosted a lecture on Persian musical instruments by Mr. Kazem Davoudian. The event started with an improvisational santoor performance by Mr. Davoudian, accompanied with the beat of tombak played by Mr. John Sichani. The performance was followed by a lecture on the different tuning systems in the Persian musical instruments and the structure and geometry of the santoor. Mr. Davoudian also displayed other Persian musical instruments such as the taar, setaar and daf. At the end of the lecture, Mr. Sichani focused on the structure and manufacturing process of the tombak, which is a Persian percussion instrument.
Dr. Keshavarz speaks on panel at The Global Gender Program On September 19th, 2013, Professor Keshavarz participated as a guest panelist for The Global Gender Program at George Mason University in Washington, D.C. Professor Keshavarz spoke on the role of women in the new Iranian government and future predictions for the Rouhani presidency.
To welcome its new graduate students to the University of Maryland, and its rigorous program in Persian Studies, the Roshan Institute held its first graduate reception at its main office, in Juan Ramon Jimenez Hall, on Friday, September 20, 2013. Joining together in a warm and vibrant atmosphere, new and existing graduate students met the department's core and affiliated faculty members, including the Roshan Institute's Director Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz, who presented a brief overview of the program and facilitated the introductions.
Roshan Institute for Persian Studies and Damavand Cultural Foundation presented: The Art and Culture of Gilan
“Layering and Imagination in the Space of Persian Garden” Brown Bag Lecture by Dr. Hooman Koliji On October 8th, 2013, Dr. Hooman Koliji from the School of Architecture at the University of Maryland presented a lecture on the architecture of Persian gardens, focusing on some of the most famous gardens in Iran including the Shazdeh Garden located in Mahan, a city in Kerman and Chehel Sotoun in Isfahan.
Mr. Ebrahim Moraveji presents to over # audience members On September 22, 2013 the Roshan Center for Persian studies hosted “Gilan Night” in Van Munching Hall at the University of Maryland. The lecture was given by Mr. Ebrahim Moraveji, a journalist and archivist with a focus on the art and culture of Gilan. Highlights of the event include a visual presentation on some of the prominent figures, especially women, from the Gilan province who contributed to the modernity of Iran. The first portion of the event was followed by a reception which exhibited Gilani culture and food and a Gilani dance performance by a dancer dressed in traditional women’s clothing from Gilan. The second portion of the event focused on the art and architecture of various establishments in the Gilan province. Mr.Moraveji displayed pictures from houses in Gilan and discussed the intricate details, geometry, and symmetry that were used in the structure of the houses.
Dr. Koliji focused on the connection between the layout of the gardens and the imagination of the designers, who were aiming to reflect the idea of an ‘earthly paradise’ in their designs. He also talked about the significance of water elements in Persian gardens and how they were used along with walkways to give rise to the Chahar Bagh design of Persian gardens. Chahar Bagh is a garden layout in which the garden is divided such that is forms four parts with intersecting paths that form the quadrants. Dr. Keshavarz’s Iranian Elections Article published in the Huffington Post
Dr. Keshavarz provides insight into the recent Iranian election of President Rouhani. Please click on link below to read the full article. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/fatemehkeshavarz/hassan-rouhani victory_b_3678869.html?utm_hp_ref=religion&ir= Religion
Roshan Institute Hosts His Holiness, The 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet On May 7, 2013, his Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet visited the University of Maryland, College Park. Thanks to the efforts of our donor, Dr. Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali, the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies was able to organize a special dialogue with the Dalai Lama. The Institute collaborated with the University of Maryland President’s office, Dean of the College of Arts and Humanities, and the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development office in order to organize the Dalai Lama’s visit. The day was full of events for students, faculty members and the public. The events included a large public presentation at the Comcast Center with over 15,000 attendees including the Governor of Maryland, Martin O’Malley in the morning, a private lunch at the University of Maryland President’s residence for VIP guests, and a special afternoon presentation organized by the Roshan Institute called, “A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddism”. “A Meeting of Two Oceans: Dialogue on Sufism and Buddism” presentation was held in the Kay Theater at the Clarice Smith for Performing Arts Center. Due to the demand for this event and public interest, the event sold out within minutes. The intimate setting at the Kay Theater allowed the audience of over 600 attendees to have a more personal experience with the Dalai Lama and the panel of renowned scholars and practitioners of Sufi thought, poetry, and music. The panel of speakers included a wide array of scholars and academics which are respected worldwide for their material. Dr. Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali is the Director of the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute, while Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz serves as the Director of the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies. Dr. Ahmet Karamustafa, is the Academic Development Officer at the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies, professor of history at the University of Maryland and an expert on the social and intellectual history of Islam with a special focus on Sufism. Dr. Carl Ernst is a Distinguished Professor and Co-Director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
From Left to Right:Dr. Carl Ernst, Dr. Ahmet Karamustafa, Dr. Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali, his Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet , Translator to his Holiness, Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz, Hossein Omoumi, Jessika Kenney on stage at Kay Theater Hossein Omoumi is a Maseeh Professor in Persian Performing Arts at the University of California, Irvine. Finally, Jessika Kenney, a talented vocalist who has studied Persian music with Master Omoumi for the past nine years, and pursued the learning of Persian language and Sufi literature, holds a bachelor’s degree in music from Cornish College of the Arts. The event engaged the panel of distinguished speakers and the Dalai Lama in a vibrant and intellectual dialogue on Sufism and Buddism. His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama of Tibet engaged the audience with his humor and personal, inspiring stories. He also spoke of compassion, peace and tolerance. The panel of scholars provided their expertise on Sufism. In the course of the dialogue, there was also a beautiful musical and poetic performance by Hossein Omoumi and Jessika Kenney. The event gained significant media attention from several major outlets such as BBC Persian, the Washington Post, and Reuters, and recognized the institute as a center of global exchange and cross-cultural learning. In addition, the dialogue brought increased attention to the major role of the Roshan Institute in contributing to the intellectual and cultural life on campus.
Brown Bag Lunch Spring 2013 Series During the course of the spring semester, the Roshan Institute for Persian Studies initiated a monthly Brown Bag Lunch Series program. The Series was created in collaboration with Dr. Nahal Akbari, the director of the undergraduate language program, in order to provide students and community members with various educational presentations on Persian cultural topics ranging from art and literature to human rights issues. The goal of the Series was to allow students to learn about Persian culture, Iranian history and practice their language skills outside the classroom setting. Prior to the presentations, students were given the opportunity to engage with fellow peers, faculty, community members and the guest speaker while enjoying their lunch. This provided a relaxed environment and ample time for students to engage with a wide array of individuals. The hour-long presentations included a lecture from the guest speaker followed by a question and answer portion. The guest speakers included Shahin Monshipour, an anthropologist from the University of Rochester, who presented on nomadic carpet weaving. Reza Sarhangi, a mathematician from Towson University, provided a lecture on the mathematical basis of ceramic design in Persian art. Also, Ebrahim Nabavi, a well-known Iranian satirist, presented on the history of humorous writing in Iran and Leila Milani, a human rights expert, presented on women rights’ issues in Iran. Each of these presentations provided expertise on an aspect of Persian culture that is not well known to students or the public.
Dr. Carl Ernst, Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series
Brown Bag Series Guest Speaker: Reza Sarhangi, a mathematician from Towson University presenting on the mathematical basis of ceramic design in Persian Art Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series The Roshan Institute for Persian Studies held the Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series, featuring Professor Carl W. Ernst, William R. Kenan, Jr. Distinguished Professor and co-director of the Carolina Center for the Study of the Middle East and Muslim Civilizations at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He discussed Sufi contributions to intercultural connections. In his main lecture, “The Persian Sufi Writings of a Hindu Scholar, Sital Singh ‘Bikhwud’” on May 8, 2013, Professor Ernst spoke about the expansion of the Mughal empire in South Asia and the growth of Persian literature and court culture across the region. He focused on the literary and philosophical contributions of a Hindu thinker named Sital who wrote under the pen name “Bi-khwud” or “Selfless” and produced Persian works on Sufism around 1800. In addition, Professor Ernst made two classroom presentations: in the Medieval Middle East course taught by Professor Karamustafa and in the Persian translation course taught by Professor Karimi-Hakkak.
Iranian Film Festival: Festival Cinema Invisible
International Women’s Day 2013 Celebration
During May 2–5, 2013, the Roshan Institute held its first Iranian film festival, Festival Cinema Invisible, in collaboration with SLLC’s Film Studies program, as well as guidance from the organizers of a similar film festival at Siena College of Albany, New York. The festival, dedicated to showing recent unscreened works by young Iranian filmmakers living in Iran, included experimental films, short and long documentaries, and feature films. The audience and the three jurors praised the high quality of many of these works, which provided a unique window into Iranian culture and daily life experience. Professor Keshavarz (right) moderated a lively discussion featuring author Shahrnush Parsipur (left) in honor of International Women’s Day.
FCI Panel From Left to Right: Dr. Mahmood Karimi-Hakak, Ms. Elahe Golpari, Ms. Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz, Mr. Danny Postel Ms. Fatemeh Motamed-Arya, one of the most celebrated Iranian actresses of the past two decades, served as a juror for the festival and participated in the post-screening panel discussions. In addition, Luka Arsenjuk, an assistant professor in SLLC’s Film Studies program, participated in the festival as a juror and panelist. Abigail Maravalli, program coordinator for American University’s Center for Social Media, served as the third juror. Given the vibrancy of the current Iranian cinema and the general reach of this artistic medium, the organizers look forward to offering and enhancing the festival in the years to come.
On March 2, 2013, the Roshan Institute celebrated International Women’s Day with a special reading and dialogue with the prominent Iranian writer Shahrnush Parsipur. Ms. Parsipur spoke about her experience as an Iranian female writer, read from her most recent work, and ended the presentation with an hour of frank and lively exchange with the audience in which she discussed important artistic and personal facts about her life. A book signing concluded the event. Ms. Fatemeh MotamedArya, a wellknown Iranian actress who participated as a juror on the postscreening panel discussions for the Iranian film festival from May 2nd- 5th, 2013.
Fall 2012 Roshan Institute for Persian Studies Events
Persian Poet Hushang Ebtehaj presenting in front of a very large crowd at the University of Maryland Persian Poetry Reading by H.E. Sayeh On November 25, 2013 the prominent Persian poet Hushang Ebtehaj, who publishes under the name H.E. Sayeh, read his poetry to a packed hall of enthusiastic listeners. More than 250 audience members were in attendance. As the author of more than a dozen full-length poetry collections, he spent a year in prison after the 1979 Iranian Revolution and subsequently moved to Germany with his family. A slim volume of his selected poems was published and translated in English in November 2011 under the title The Art of Stepping through Time. National Geographic Society collaborates with Roshan Institute for “An Evening with Rumi”
Poet Hushang Ebtehaj, who publishes under the pen name H.E. Sayeh, read from his poetry to a packed hall of more than 250 enthusiastic audience members on November 25, 2012.
On October 19, 2012, the Roshan Institute cosponsored the sold out event “An Evening with Rumi: Persian Mystical Poetry and Music” with the National Geographic Society. The two-hour performance, held at National Geographic’s auditorium in Washington, D.C., featured Professor Keshavarz presenting Rumi’s work with musical accompaniment to demonstrate the long-standing connection between poetry and music in Persian culture. In particular, the traditional Persian instrument Nay, the reed flute, was showcased for its central symbolic role in articulating literary and spiritual ideas within the Persian tradition. On stage, Professor Keshavarz was accompanied by the Nay player Maestro Hossein Omoumi, the accomplished vocalist Jessika Kenney, and a number of instrumentalists.
Persian Cluster Wins 2nd Place at Fall 2012 Language House Film Festival Back row from Left to Right: Kimia Zolfagharian, Golnar Ershad, Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz, Mondona McCann, Kevin Roshdieh, Parisa Zolfagharian, Naz Beyranvand
Front Row from Left to Right: Shayda Musavi, Marianne Varkiani
The Language House held their annual “Around the World Film Festival” event on Wednesday, October 24th, 2012. The event showcases a short video from each of the 10 language clusters: Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japan, Persian, Russian and Spanish. All the short films provided English subtitles since they were recorded in the target language. Students who live in the Language House clusters were able to share not only their language skills, but their distinct culture in front of parents, teachers, fellow students and selected judges. Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz, the new chair and director of the Roshan Institute Center for Persian Studies was invited to be one of the judges that evening. She was impressed by the different genres selected from each group and their cultural references. Most of the language clusters chose a humorous way to convey their message, but some of the other films used a more dramatic angle and covered serious topics. The winner of the Language House Film Festival was the Italian cluster which chose to highlight some of the very serious social problems present in modern Italy. The Persian Cluster came in second place with their short film, “I insist!” which showed an important concept of Persian culture called, “ta’arof”. “Ta’arof” can be described as a type of hospitality where people are extremely polite, but sometimes don’t mean what they say. For instance, in the short film an Iranian taxi driver tells the customers that their ride was free of charge, but of course in Persian culture this is just a form of politeness or ta’arof. Thus begins the long process of bargaining between the driver and customers where they “insist” on paying for their ride. The “Around the World Film Festival” felt like a short, delightful escape into each of these countries. With the beautiful use of foreign language and emphasis on cultural norms, people were able to have fun learning about all 10 languages and cultures.
Faculty Updates Book Lyrics of Life: Sa’di on Love, Cosmopolitanism, and Care of the Self.” Edinburgh University Press, in production. Article “Faith in the Academy: a Visit To ‘Where the Fearful Things are’,” Religion and Literature, University of Notre Dame, Indiana, issue 44.3 (Autumn 2013) Presentation “Do the Stars Ever Speak to you? Rumi in the 21 st Century.” University of Washington Afrasiabi Lecture Series (invited)
Dr. Fatemeh Keshavarz
Important 2013 Talks: February 16th, 2013, “The Word, the World and the Wonderful Life: Notes on the Aesthetics of Early Persian Poetry”, at Yale University’s Iranian Studies Program. August 3rd, 2013, “Mahmoud Dowlatabadi: An Introduction”, Critical Introductory Remarks and MC’ing the Plenary Ceremony at the ASPS Biennial Conference in Sarajevo, Bosnia Herzegovina. October 17th, 2013 “The Pioneering Spirit of Early Persian Poetry: Khorasani Lyrics of 10th and 11th Centuries, talk at Iranian Studies Initiative, New York University .
Dr. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak
Payman Vafaee Conference talks: Input Complexity, Language and Subject Matter Learning in an Experimental Study of a CLIL Lesson, Second Language Research Forum (SLRF),Brigham Young University, 2013 Dr. Ahmet Karamustafa
Investigating the Role of Working Memory in L2 Listening Test Tasks which Involve Graphics, Midwest Association of Language Testers (MWALT), Michigan State
Articles published: “Kaygusuz Abdal: A Medieval Turkish Saint and the Formation of Vernacular Islam in Anatolia.” In Unity in Diversity: Mysticism, Messianism and Construction of Religious Authority in Islam, 329-42. Edited by Orkhan Mir Kasimov. Leiden: Brill, 2013. “Baraq Baba,” The Encyclopaedia of Islam, THIRD EDITION. Presentations & Lectures (calendar year 2013) Paper titled “Varieties of Islam in Turkey: Historical Perspectives on the Alevis,” One-Day Workshop on Turkey at Yale University (invited) Lecture titled “Vernacular Islam in Medieval Iran and Anatolia” at University of Washington (invited). Lecture titled “Sufism and Popular Islam in Turkey: The Case of the Alevis” at Middlebury College (invited). Paper titled “Eschatology in Early Sufi Thought” in international symposium Crossing Boundaries: Mystical and Philosophical conceptualizations of the dunya-ākhira Relationship at University of Utrecht (invited). Lecture titled “Vernacular Islam in Medieval Iran and Anatolia” at Leiden University (invited). Paper titled “Islamization through the lens of the Saltukname” at international workshop The Reception of Islam in Anatolia and its Neighbours at Koç University, Istanbul (invited).
Publications: Abasi, A. R., & Akbari, N. (2013). The discoursal construction of candidates in the tenth Iranian presidential elections: A positive discourse analytical case study. Journal of Language and Politics. 12(4), 537-557.
Dr. Nahal Akbari
Publications: Abasi, A. R., & Akbari, N. (2013). The discoursal construction of candidates in the tenth Iranian presidential elections: A positive discourse analytical case study. Journal of Language and Politics. 12(4), 537-557. Abasi, A. R. (2013). Evaluative choices and rhetorical impact: American learners of Persian writing to appraise. International Journal of Applied Linguistics. DOI: 10.1111/ijal.12024
Dr. Ali Abasi
Conference Talks: Input Complexity, Language and Subject Matter Learning in an Experimental Study of a CLIL Lesson, Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Brigham Young University, 2013 Investigating the Role of Working Memory in L2 Listening Test Tasks which Involve Graphics, Midwest Association of Language Testers (MWALT), Michigan State University, 2013
Mr. Payman Vafaee