The Iran Social Survey (ISS) is a collection of data on key socio-economic features and social dynamics of residents of the Islamic Republic of Iran. The ISS phone poll of 5,000 individuals was conducted in November and December 2016, soon after the country's parliamentary elections. Such surveys are regularly conducted for Turkey, Egypt, India, China, and other major developing countries. No such project has existed for Iran for the past three decades. While Gallup and other international polling agencies have administered a handful of small surveys, these have been limited to questions concerning contemporary affairs and attitudes towards geopolitics. In sum, most of what we know about Iranian society today comes from intermittent government data and impressionistic journalistic anecdotes. The Iran Social Survey is designed to create a novel and methodologically rigorous mapping of the country's complex social life that will generate crucial knowledge about Iran as well as a dataset comparable with other rapidly changing developing countries.
To build bridges across Persian and Iranian Studies programs, scholars from New York University’s Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies Department and the Gallatin School (ISI-NYU), Princeton University’s Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Middle East Center announce the Iran Graduate Student Workshop (IGSW). The workshop will provide a valuable venue for academic exchange and production, giving distinguished young scholars of the field an unrivalled opportunity to present and promote their research.
Princeton University hosted the first meeting of this joint workshop on April 29-30, 2016, to be followed by similar gatherings at the other campuses every two years. Please visit the official Iran Graduate Student Workshop (IGSW) website for complete program information.
The University of Pennsylvania, Middle East Center will host the next workshop round in 2018. They will announce application and program details Spring/Summer 2017.
Please visit the official Translation Series website for complete information.
As one of its research initiatives, The Sharmin and Bijan Mossvar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies announced a translation fund in 2015 to support preparation and translation of international texts of value to the scholarly study of social sciences and humanities that are currently unavailable and unpublished in Iran.
The fund invited proposals for translations of original texts of significant academic and scholarly value in any foreign language that are sought to be translated into Persian and published in the Iranian market to support Iran’s academic and professional community. Of particular interest were texts that can be utilized in post-graduate academic settings. This includes the fields of history, politics, economics, law, sociology, anthropology, literature, art, and cultural studies.
یکی از نخستین گام های مرکز مطالعات ایران و خلیج فارس در این زمینه فراهم آوردن کمک هزینه ای به نام هاوارد باسکرویل برای ترجمه و آماده سازی و انتشار کتاب ها و پژوهش های با ارزش در حوزه ی علوم اجتماعی و انسانی است که تا کنون به زبان فارسی ترجمه نشده در دسترس نبوده است
مسؤولان کمک هزینه ی هاوارد باسکرویل از طرح های پیشنهادی برای ترجمه ی متون معتبر و مفید و ارزشمند و دانشورانه از هر زبانی به زبان فارسی و نشر آن در بازار نشر ایران که به جامعه ی علمی و تخصصی ایران یاری کند استقبال می کنند. به طور خاص متونی در مد نظراند که برای تدریس در دوره های کارشناسی و کارشناسی ارشد در رشته هایی همچون تاریخ، علوم سیاسی، اقتصاد، حقوق، جامعهشناسی،انسان شناسی، ادبیات، هنر، و مطالعات فرهنگی مفید فایده باشند