October 12, 2021
University of Toronto and the Encyclopædia Iranica Foundation Announce Innovative Multiyear Partnership

Heralding a dynamic era for Iranian Studies, we are delighted to announce an innovative multiyear partnership between the University of Toronto and the Encyclopædia Iranica Foundation. This new alliance will be dedicated to sharing with the world exciting new research in two key fields — Iranian Women Poets and Iranian Cinema.

The digital research compendium projects are:

Iranian Women Poets (IWP) is an integrative reference work of medieval, modern, and contemporary women poets writing in Persian. Informed by several decades of transdisciplinary recuperative research in Persian literary studies, IWP provides literary-historical articles on female poets and their poetic agency, imagination, tropes, narratives, and lives and the provenance and literary/historical significance of their poetry. As a digital compendium, IWP is an academic reconceptualization of women poets’ biographical dictionaries (taḏkira), which began with the mid-sixteenth century Javāher-al-ʿAjāyeb (Jewels of Wonder) of Faḵri Herāvi.

Iranian Cinema (IC) is an authoritative reference work of all aspects of film and motion picture production in Iran. Spanning from the rudimentary film industry of the late-19th century to the counterintuitive surge of internationally acclaimed cinema following the Iranian Revolution of 1979, Iranian cinema has proven to be one of the most active sites of cultural production in modern Iran. IC provides historical articles on Iranian cinema, genres, film movements, filmographies, scenarists, directors, composers, stars, lyrists, cinematographers, set designers, sound specialists, editors, choreographers, film studios, movie theaters, film posters, film critics, and audiences, among other subjects related to this theme.

The Encyclopædia Iranica Foundation will publish the digital research compendia via its website, freely accessible to all. (Continued)

May 26, 2021
Encyclopædia Iranica Foundation Update

On behalf of the Encyclopædia Iranica Foundation, the Board writes to provide an update on what is happening at the Foundation as it regards our commitment to advancing the study of Iranian civilization, culture and history. (Continued)

July 31, 2020
Encyclopædia Iranica Foundation Publishes Volume 16 of Encyclopædia Iranica

The Encyclopædia Iranica Foundation (EIF) today published Volume 16 of the Encyclopædia Iranica, the international, collaborative research project dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization. Volume 16, which covers topics falling alphabetically between KA and KE, is available to the public at (Continued)

September 16, 2019
The Encyclopædia Iranica Foundation Asserts its Ownership of Encyclopædia Iranica

The Encyclopædia Iranica Foundation has filed a lawsuit against Columbia University; Dr. Elton Daniel, Director of the Ehsan Yarshater Center for Iranian Studies at Columbia University; and Brill, the global publishing firm. (Continued)