July 31, 2020
Encyclopædia Iranica Foundation Publishes Volume 16 of Encyclopædia Iranica
Foundation moving forward independently as it defends brazen attack by Columbia University

New York – 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 It is the first volume to be published by EIF since Columbia University’s brazen August 2019 lawsuit, attacking EIF with false accusations regarding ownership of the copyrights in the Encyclopædia Iranica, which were registered in EIF’s name by Editor-in-Chief Dr. Ehsan Yarshater. EIF filed its own lawsuit seeking to enjoin Columbia from publishing counterfeit fascicles bearing EIF’s federally registered ENCYCLOPÆDIA IRANICA trademark. And as it has done independently for decades, EIF is continuing production of the Encyclopædia as it searches for a new academic partner. Unlike Columbia, which never made any financial contributions, EIF has generated and contributed over $40 million dollars to the production of the Encyclopædia. To supplement the financial support EIF receives from many sponsors, foundations, organizations and individuals, EIF invites the support of scholars and other readers of Encyclopædia Iranica, details below. (Continued)

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

New York – 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)