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Tue, 22 Oct 2019 01:53:58 GMT 60 Rawalpindi to host "Rumi Studies and Masnavi Reading" http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282285/rawalpindi-to-host-rumi-studies-and-masnavi-reading According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the session was attended by Kashmiri, a Persian language Professor and Ma'souma Batul, director of the Association of Persian Language Graduate as well as those interested in Persian language.   The program is scheduled to be held two times a month in the Culture House of Rawalpindi where the remarkable ideas of Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi reflected in his poetry particularly in his 'Masnavi', one of the greatest poems of the Persian language will be discussed in a simple lucid language which is accessible to everyone.                ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 20 Oct 2019 13:08:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282285/rawalpindi-to-host-rumi-studies-and-masnavi-reading Iran invited to Leipzig Book Fair http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282276/iran-invited-to-leipzig-book-fair According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute, Oliver Zille, Director of Leipzig Book Fair said during his visit to Iran's stand at 2019 Frankfurt book fair that all who have attended Tehran International Book Fair have good memories of that event.    Inviting our country to the upcoming Leipzig book fair which is scheduled for Mach 12-15, 2020, he expressed enthusiasm for participation at Tehran international Book Fair.   Director of Iran's national stand at Frankfurt Book Fair Ghader Ashna for his part invited the director of Leipzig Book Fair for the upcoming Tehran International Book Fair and expressed hope for cooperation including exchange of stands and sharing experiences of managing book events between the two fairs.   The Leipzig Book Fair (German: Leipziger Buchmesse) is the second largest book fair in Germany after the Frankfurt Book Fair. The fair takes place annually over four days at the Leipzig Trade Fairground in the northern part of Leipzig, Saxony. It is the first large trade meeting of the year and as such it plays an important role in the market and is often where new publications are first presented. ]]> Book Fair Sun, 20 Oct 2019 12:26:26 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282276/iran-invited-to-leipzig-book-fair 'Looking for Alibrandi' at Iranian bookstores http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282260/looking-for-alibrandi-at-iranian-bookstores According to IBNA correspondent, 'Looking for Alibrandi' which is centered on the quest of a young teenage girl for her past, identity and hope has been translated into Persian by Ali Shahmoradi and released by Khazeh Publishing in 272 pages.      The novel translated to Persian as 'I Wanted to be an Angel', follows its protagonist, Josie Alibrandi, the Australian Italian daughter of Italian immigrant parents. Josie lives in Sydney and attends a Catholic high school–where she is disillusioned with the cliques and social politics of her snobby peers. Her usually sophisticated, sassy demeanour is challenged when she is overcome with the pressures of her senior year of high school: the suicide of a male friend, and meeting her estranged father who is in Sydney on a business trip.   She confides in a young man with a bad reputation, who slowly turns into a romantic interest for Josie. This relationship, mirrored by the tumultuous relationship with her father, forms the center complications of the novel as Josie tries to navigate through the complexities and hurdles she faces as a young adult.   The book has won the following awards: CBCA Children's Book of the Year Award: Older Readers (1993), Books I Love Best Yearly: Older Readers Award (1995) and Books I Love Best Yearly: Older Readers Award (2000).   Marchetta also wrote a screenplay for a film adaptation based on 'Looking for Alibrandi' which was directed by Kate Woods in 2000.   ]]> Literature and Art Sun, 20 Oct 2019 10:47:53 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282260/looking-for-alibrandi-at-iranian-bookstores Art Cafe of Bologna Book Fair to host Iranian works http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282347/art-cafe-of-bologna-book-fair-to-host-iranian-works According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations office of Iran's Cultural Fairs Istitute (ICFI) Elena Pasoli manager of the leading children book fair vowed at Frankfurt Book Fair 2019 to attend Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF) and cooperate with ICFI.   The Bologna Children's Book Fair is the world’s leading professional event dedicated to the children's publishing industry attracting over 1,400 exhibitors and around 30,000 visitors from around 80 countries. Over 50 years experience has resulted to the world’s premium copyright exchange hub, when it comes to publishing which also extends to current multimedia and licensing businesses for children’s stories, illustration, animation and related areas.    ]]> Book Fair Sat, 19 Oct 2019 12:09:26 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282347/art-cafe-of-bologna-book-fair-to-host-iranian-works Iranian stand's activities in Frankfurt Book Fair begin http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282229/iranian-stand-s-activities-in-frankfurt-book-fair-begin According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations office of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI), this year, Norway is the Guest of Honor of the Frankfurt Book Fair ‎2019 and the prime minister of that country as well as Head of German Publishers Union and Mayor of Frankfurt delivered speeches at the opening ceremony of the event.   Every year, over 7500 publishers, authors and book activists attend this event and in its last edition, 285000 people visited the fair. Around 10000 reporters and bloggers are covering the book fair which will feature over 4000 programs.   Presenting the books, ‘Islam Belongs to Germany!’, ‘250 Years Old Human Being’, a book by the leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Shi’a Imams, unveiling the book, ‘Cultural Heritage of Yazd’ in German, unveiling the audiobook ‘50 Ghazals by Hafez in Persian and Hungarian’ are among the other programs of Iran’s stand in Frankfurt Book Fair.   ]]> Book Fair Wed, 16 Oct 2019 13:45:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282229/iranian-stand-s-activities-in-frankfurt-book-fair-begin Illustrations of ICIDCY books to compete at Belgrade contest http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282212/illustrations-of-icidcy-books-to-compete-at-belgrade-contest   According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of the Center for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults, 'This Book May Explode' illustrated by Samaneh Salavati, 'Draw a Human' illustrated by Mitra Abdollahi and 'String Puppet' by Mahboubeh Yazdani are the books which will compete in the event.   The biennial is coincident with the 50th Golden Pen Belgrade which will be held at the Gallery of the Serbian Broadcasting Company on November 7 to December 1.   The 15th Belgrade International Biennial of Illustrations has been organized by the Association of Applied Arts Artists and Designers of Serbian and the Exhibition Art Council.   The contest has two stages, first the illustrators or publishers email their digital files and the selected works will be published in the catalogue of the biennial and in the second stage among these works the winners will be announced.        ]]> Literature and Art Wed, 16 Oct 2019 12:32:19 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282212/illustrations-of-icidcy-books-to-compete-at-belgrade-contest ‎‘The Metaphysics of Time’ rendered into Persian ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282230/the-metaphysics-of-time-rendered-into-persian According to IBNA correspondent, ‘The Metaphysics of Time: A Dialogue’ has been translated into Persian by Hassan Amiri-Ara and released by Kargadan Publishing in 272 pages.   Seventh in the New Dialogues in Philosophy series, this book discusses the concept of time and shows in the simplest ways how time informs discussions about causality, creation, physics, consciousness of time, and much more.   Creating a series of conversations between two fictional characters, Bradley Dowden uses the characters to explore nine metaphysical issues involving time. Through the dialogue between his two protagonists, Dowden offers well-known arguments in the field of metaphysics for positions on such topics as the finite nature of time, absolute versus relational time, and Zeno's paradoxes of motion.   The book draws on the theories of numerous philosophers, including Aristotle, Quine, Chrysippus, St. Augustine, Earman, Van Fraassen, Liebniz, and Hawking.   Bradley Dowden is professor of philosophy at California State University, Sacramento. He has written one text in philosophy, Logical Reasoning (Thomson-Wadsworth), and is a general editor of the online Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy.     ]]> Technology and Science Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:01:54 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282230/the-metaphysics-of-time-rendered-into-persian ICIDCY to present books at Frankfurt Book Fair http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282139/icidcy-to-present-books-at-frankfurt-book-fair According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public and international relations department of Iran’s Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults or Kanoon, for the upcoming Frankfurt Book Fair 2019, which is scheduled for 16 to 20 October, the center has provided catalogs and flashcards to introduce its products which feature 412 books which have been most popular as well as 72 books for young adults. Those books of Kanoon which are going to be published have also been introduced.     Negotiations with publishers and literary agencies from China, Bangladesh, England, France, South Korea, Canada, Belgium, Germany and Italy are among the other programs of ICIDCY.   FBF is the world's most important marketplace for print and digital content. It’s also an extraordinary social and cultural event. Every October, publishing experts, writers, creative professionals and fans come from all over the world to network, hold discussions, negotiate, take decisions, be amazed and celebrate.   This year, Norway is the Guest of Honor of the event and will present its literary tradition with many highlights to look forward to.          ]]> Book Fair Tue, 15 Oct 2019 12:41:54 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282139/icidcy-to-present-books-at-frankfurt-book-fair Seven Iranian publishers to participate at Turkmenistan Book Fair http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282137/seven-iranian-publishers-to-participate-at-turkmenistan-book-fair According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran's Embassy in Ashgabat, on the invitation of Turkmenistan's government, Iran's Cultural Attaché has taken measures to have Iranian publishers at the the 13th International Book Fair and Scientific Conference of Printed Products. Publishers from Iran including Behnashr, Jadey-e Abrisham (Silk Road), Boustan-e Ketab (Book Garden), Ferdowsi University of Mashhad and Makhtoum Gholi Faraghi of Gorgan will attend the book fair to put the latest published books on public display.   Other publishers from Russia, Germany, Ukraine, Azerbaijan, France, Kazakhstan, Poland, Korea, Albania, Turkey, US, Romania, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and China also participate at this event.   On the sidelines of the fair, the conference "Book, Way of Collaboration and Progress" will also take place in which the representatives of our country will took part.     ]]> Book Fair Tue, 15 Oct 2019 11:53:10 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282137/seven-iranian-publishers-to-participate-at-turkmenistan-book-fair Samad Behrangi’s book on Iranian educational problems to be reviewed ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282079/samad-behrangi-s-book-on-iranian-educational-problems-to-be-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, the event is held Iran’s Center of Humanities and Cultural Studies in Tehran on the occasion of the 54th anniversary of the publication of ‘Investigations into the Educational Problems of Iran’.   The event will be attended by experts Mostafa Mehraein, Rahim Mohammadi, Mohammad-Hossein Badamchi, Abbas Naeimi, Flora Asgarizadeh, Mohammad-Reza Zommorrodi, Hossein Hojjatpanah and Javad Miri.   Samad Behrangi was an Iranian teacher, social critic, folklorist, translator, and short story writer. He is ‎famous for his children's books, particularly ‘The Little Black Fish’.‎ His books typically portrayed the lives of the children of the urban poor and encouraged the individual to change his/ her circumstances by her own initiatives.   Apart from children's stories, he wrote many pedagogical essays and collected and published several samples of oral Azerbaijani literature. Behrangi also has a few Azeri translations from Persian poems by the great Iranian poets including Ahmad Shamlou, Forough Farrokhzad, and Mehdi Akhavan-Sales.       ]]> Literature and Art Mon, 14 Oct 2019 13:11:59 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282079/samad-behrangi-s-book-on-iranian-educational-problems-to-be-reviewed Iran’s programs at 71st Frankfurt Book Fair described http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282085/iran-s-programs-at-71st-frankfurt-book-fair-described According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the public relations of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI), Ghader Ashna, CEO of ICFI who is also the Director of Iran’s national stand at the 71st Frankfurt Book Fair said that the stand which has drawn on Iranian traditional and Islamic signs and symbols will measure to 190 square meter. “20 publishers, two literary agencies, 6 publication unions, Iran’s Cultural Attaché to Berlin, Iran’s Embassy in Budapest, Secretariat of the Grant Plan of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance which aims to promote the translation and publication of Persian books into other languages will be active during the 2019 FBF,” he said. “1494 titles of books in various fields of Iranian studies, contemporary and classic Persian literature, arts, Islamic studies, books for children and young adults, academic, Islamic revolution, religion and the Sacred Defense will be put on public display in the event.” “As well as books, brochures have been produced which introduce Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF), Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute, Iranian publishers and participants in the event and a catalog which introduces the methods of cooperation with the Grant Plan of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance to foreign publishers. The catalog has been published in 12 languages, Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Serbian and Turkish,” Ashna stated.   “The other measures in this regard are introducing Iran’s Book of the Year World Award,  14 Iranian books which have been translated into Turkish through the Grant Plan of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance,” he added. FBF is the world's most important marketplace for print and digital content. It’s also an extraordinary social and cultural event. Every October, publishing experts, writers, creative professionals and fans come from all over the world to network, hold discussions, negotiate, take decisions, be amazed and celebrate.   It’s when Frankfurt becomes the focus of the world’s media and publishing industries- putting the most important innovative technologies and world literature at their fingertips. And this year's Guest of Honour Norway presents its literary tradition with many highlights to look forward to.     ]]> Book Fair Mon, 14 Oct 2019 12:08:20 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282085/iran-s-programs-at-71st-frankfurt-book-fair-described Amsterdam to host Int’l Conference on Moral Philosophy ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282086/amsterdam-to-host-int-l-conference-on-moral-philosophy According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Moral Philosophy and Moral Relativism aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Moral Philosophy and Moral Relativism.   It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Moral Philosophy and Moral Relativism.   Topics of the conference include: Philosophy of ethics Moral philosophy Morality Right and wrong behavior Ethics Metaethics Metaphysical issues, objectivism and relativism Psychological issues in metaethics Egoism and altruism Emotion and reason Male and female morality Normative ethics Moral relativism Virtue theories Duty theories Consequentialist theories Types of utilitarianism Ethical egoism and social contract theory Applied ethics Normative principles in applied ethics Issues in applied ethics Abortion Infanticide Animal rights Environmental concerns Homosexuality Capital punishment Nuclear war   The deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text is November 15, 2020.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 14 Oct 2019 11:21:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/282086/amsterdam-to-host-int-l-conference-on-moral-philosophy ‎‘Stop Global Warming’ a book which raises founded concerns http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282073/stop-global-warming-a-book-which-raises-founded-concerns According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Iranian environmental activist Parvaneh Ghasemian in collaboration with Nina Gharani and released by Akhtaran Publishing.   ‘Stop Global Warming: Change the World’ is introduced as: “Global warming threatens the planet, but people already have the technology to solve the problem. The real problem is that those in power and the corporations can't or won't act, so it falls to the only force that can challenge them: the six billion people of the world. Most books on climate change are devoted to showing the scale of the threat we face, but offer few solutions. Jonathan Neale's approach outlines the case for radical political change that alone can stop global warming, and asks: How do people organize to achieve this result?”   Jonathan Neale was born in New York City and now lives in London. He is the author of books of nonfiction and fiction for adults, though this is his first novel for young people. He has traveled in India, Nepal, Japan, Vietnam, the islands around Tahiti, Egypt, Sudan, Kenya, Venezuela, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. He has also sailed across the Atlantic in a small boat.   ‘Stop Global Warming: Change the World’ in Persian has been published in 382 pages and 1000 copies.   ]]> Technology and Science Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:57:46 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282073/stop-global-warming-a-book-which-raises-founded-concerns Medical book by Iranian Professor of McGill University released ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282052/medical-book-by-iranian-professor-of-mcgill-university-released According to IBNA correspondent, ‘Alzheimer's Disease: An Eclipse before Sunset’ which describes the bitter experience of still an incurable disease has been translated by Rouhieh Fanaeian and released by Nokhostin Publishing in Tehran.   Almost a quarter of all people who live past eighty may develop Alzheimer’s disease. As they round the corner on middle age, many people worry about their own mental state. After all, the causes of Alzheimer’s remain unknown—and irredeemable.   But this doesn’t mean that one has no choice but to give up after the onset of Alzheimer’s or dementia as in this informative and helpful resource, award-winning professor and researcher Dr. A-M. Ghadirian takes time and care to help both patient and caregiver understand the disease as much as possible in order to achieve the highest quality of life. Dr. Ghadirian discusses the aging brain, Alzheimer’s development, the risk factors involved, and how nutrition, exercise, and mental stimulation may or may not play a preventative role.   Dr. Ghadirian also discusses the social repercussions of a dramatically increasing elderly population, the popular attitudes across cultures toward aging, and how it affects caregiving.   This thoughtful and easily understood text provides hope through fulfilling the psychological, emotional, and spiritual needs of everyone touched by this devastating and overwhelming disease. If you or a loved one is currently suffering dementia, let this resource be your guide.   Ghadirian is a former Director of Medical Education of the Montreal-World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Research and Training in Mental Health, a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association.   He is Chairman of the Scientific Committee, American Psychiatric Association’s Quebec and Eastern Canada District Branch. He has spoken in academic conferences and lectured in several universities in North, Central and South America as well as in Europe, Asia, and  Australasia.   He has received several awards including Physician’s Recognition Award from the American Medical Association (1986), Senior Scholar Award of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada, Distinguished Life Fellow Award of the American Psychiatric Association (2003) and Award of Excellence for Social Responsibility and Service (for his contribution to prevention of substance abuse), China, October 2008.   In December 2012 he received the Queen Elizabeth-II Diamond Jubilee Medal in recognition of his contributions and service to society in Canada.   ]]> Technology and Science Sun, 13 Oct 2019 14:04:48 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282052/medical-book-by-iranian-professor-of-mcgill-university-released ‎“Night of Italian Travelers” to be held in Tehran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282048/night-of-italian-travelers-to-be-held-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, the program has been scheduled in cooperation with Book Museum and Documented Heritage Department of Iran’s National Library and Archives Organization which will host it. The event will be attended by the Italian ambassador to Tehran Giuseppe Perrone, as well as a number of Iranian experts including Mohammad Behforouzi, Bahram Parvin Gonabadi, Iman Mansoub Basiri, Antonia Shoraka and Ali Dehbashi, Chief Editor of Bukhara Magazine who will deliver speeches at the event. On the sideline of the program, an exhibition of books and documents by Italian travelers which are preserved in the repository of Iran’s National Library and Archives Organization will be unveiled. The event will also feature a video message sent by Angelo Piemontese, the professor of Persian literature and linguistics at the universities of Rome, Venice and Strasburg, whose book ‘The Bibliography of Iran in Italian Language’ is among the key research works on Iranian studies in Italy. He has also discovered a reliable version of ‘Manṭiq-uṭ-Ṭayr’ (Conference of the Birds) by noted Iranian mystic and poet Attar Neishaburi as well as a unique manuscript of ‘Shahnameh’ (Book of Kings) By Hakim Ferdowsi.       ]]> History and Politics Sun, 13 Oct 2019 13:16:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282048/night-of-italian-travelers-to-be-held-in-tehran ‎‘The Invention of the Jewish People’ to be reviewed http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282050/the-invention-of-the-jewish-people-to-be-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, in this event which is held by Nashr-e No Publishing in cooperation with Mardom-Nameh Magazine Iranian experts Hashem Aghajari, Hossein-Ali Nozari and Dariush Rahmanian will make speech.   ‘The Invention of the Jewish People’ has been translated into Persian by Ahad Ali-Gholian is by Shlomo Sand, Professor of History at Tel Aviv University and generated a heated controversy after it was published partly due to its non-Zionist view. The book concludes that the historical expulsion of Jewish people simply did not happen, that no one exiled the Jewish people from the region, and that the Jewish diaspora is essentially a modern invention Originally written in Hebrew, the book has also been translated into German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Russian, and Slovene and as of late 2009 further translations were underway.   ]]> History and Politics Sun, 13 Oct 2019 11:41:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282050/the-invention-of-the-jewish-people-to-be-reviewed ‎‘Respiratory Physiology’ describes the amazing structure of breathing http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282051/respiratory-physiology-describes-the-amazing-structure-of-breathing According to IBNA correspondent, the work of the noted respiratory physiologist John B. West has been translated into Persian as a teamwork by Dr. Yaser Azzizi, Donya Nazari-Nia, Narges Ma’refati and Fatemeh Jahanshahi and released by Chehr publishing in 183 pages.   Present-day respiratory physiology stems largely from the explosion of ideas which took place during and after World War II. A number of the major players are still active, but the opportunity to prepare a personal history of this branch of medicine will soon be lost. In a sense then, ‘Respiratory Physiology: The Essentials’ offers an exceptional, even unique, opportunity. We are offered a first-hand chronicle of the advancements made in respiratory physiology in the course of this century by one of the principal figures in the field. The volume covers every aspect of the evolution of this important area of knowledge: morphology, gas exchange and blood flow, mechanics, control of ventilation, and comparative physiology. Some of the chapters are personal accounts of the development of respiratory physiology as observed by the author. It is hoped that what is lost in objectivity by this approach is more than made up by the captivating insights provided by the author into the process of scientific research and discovery.     ]]> Technology and Science Sat, 12 Oct 2019 15:08:22 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282051/respiratory-physiology-describes-the-amazing-structure-of-breathing Kurt Vonnegut’s ‘Timequake’ published in Qom ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281988/kurt-vonnegut-s-timequake-published-in-qom According to IBNA correspondent, the semi-autobiographical work has been translated by Masoumeh Fakhaar into Persian and released by Ketabestan Ma’refat Publishing. ‘Timequake’ was described as a "stew" by Vonnegut, in which he summarizes a novel he had been struggling with for a number of years.     The novel has been dubbed a New York Times Notable Book from the acclaimed author of ‘Slaughterhouse-Five’, ‘Breakfast of Champions’, and ‘Cat’s Cradle’.   At 2:27pm on February 13th of the year 2001, the Universe suffered a crisis in self-confidence. Should it go on expanding indefinitely? What was the point? There’s been a timequake. And everyone—even you—must live the decade between February 17, 1991 and February 17, 2001 over again.   The trick is that we all have to do exactly the same things as we did the first time—minute by minute, hour by hour, year by year, betting on the wrong horse again, marrying the wrong person again. Why? You’ll have to ask the old science fiction writer, Kilgore Trout. This was all his idea.   ‘Timequake’ in Persian has been published in 312 pages and 1000 copies.   ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 12 Oct 2019 13:36:15 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281988/kurt-vonnegut-s-timequake-published-in-qom Two Persian translations of Palestinian novel to be reviewed ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281985/two-persian-translations-of-palestinian-novel-to-be-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, the event is the twelfth program from a series titled ‘Under the Umbrella of Criticism’ in which the novel The Disappearance of Said Abu al-Nahs al-Mutashael’ by the late writer of Arabic literature and a politician Emile Shukri Habibi (1922–1996) translated into Persian twice by Ata’ollah Mohajerani and Ehsan Mousavi Khalkhali will be considered by expert Narges Ghandilzadeh .   A Christian Palestinian, Habibi was one of the most popular authors in the Middle East as a result of works depicting the conflicts in loyalties experienced by Palestinians living as an Arab minority in the Jewish state of Israel. He explored the duality of those Arabs who, like himself, did not leave their homeland during the 1948-49 Israeli occupation of Palestine.   His key novel is Strange Events in ‘The Disappearance of Said Abu al-Nahs al-Mutashael. In 1990, he received the Al-Quds Prize from the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).   ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 12 Oct 2019 12:49:54 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281985/two-persian-translations-of-palestinian-novel-to-be-reviewed Handke's works translated into Persian reviewed http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282053/handke-s-works-translated-into-persian-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, Handke has authored over 70 novels, plays and screenplays; among them, about 10 works have been translated into Persian.   The play ‘Offending the Audience’ (1966) which has been translated by Ali-Asghar Haddad called an "anti-play" because of its renouncements of theatricality. There is no plot. No story is being told at all. Instead, the audience is made aware that what they see is not a representation of anything else, but is in fact quite literal. The actors continuously repeat the point that this is not a play, and that nothing theatrical will happen.   ‘Kaspar’ (1967) translated into Persian by Ali-Asghar Haddad is loosely based on the story of Kaspar Hauser. "Raised in a dark hole, at 17 he wandered into an 1824 German town knowing only a single sentence and became a scientific curiosity: a nearly-adult human without language and external influences, a tabula rasa upon which society and its scientific teachers could write with impunity.   ‘The Goalie's Anxiety at the Penalty Kick’ which has been translated by Mohsen Jaddeh-Doustan is a true modern classic novel. The self-destruction of a soccer goalie turned construction worker who wanders aimlessly around a stifling Austrian border town after pursuing and then murdering, almost unthinkingly, a female movie cashier is mirrored by his use of direct, sometimes fractured prose that conveys "at its best a seamless blend of lyricism and horror seen in the runes of a disintegrating world".   One of his earlier novels ‘The Left-Handed Woman’ (1976) has been translated into Persian by Farrokh Moeini: After dining out with her husband to celebrate his return from a business trip, Marianne realizes that he will someday leave her and that she must learn to fend for herself and her young son now.   The novel, ‘On a Dark Night I Left My Silent House’ (1997) translated by Hamid Yazdanpanah is seen as one of his postmodern fiction works centered on the story of a pharmacist who embarks on a sea journey to find a medical herb and meets two bizarre men during the journey: a poet and an Olympic champion.     ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 12 Oct 2019 12:14:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/282053/handke-s-works-translated-into-persian-reviewed Springer, Emerald publish Iranian scientific books http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281930/springer-emerald-publish-iranian-scientific-books According to IBNA correspondent, the books are ‘Industrial, Trade, and Employment Policies in Iran, Towards a New Agenda’ co-authored by Pooya Alaedini, a graduate from University of Tehran and Mohamad R. Razavi, released by Springer Publishing also ‘Quality Services and Experiences in Hospitality and Tourism Vol: 9’ by Cai A. Liping and Pooya Alaedini, released by Emerald Group Publishing.   ‘Industrial, Trade, and Employment Policies in Iran’ explores Iran’s industrial and trade policy options for achieving sustainable, export-oriented, and pro-employment growth. The first part of the book discusses Iran’s economic and industrial development performance, as well as strategies for enhancing capabilities, fostering productive transformation, and developing employment that can result in faster and more inclusive economic growth. It also presents a case study on a leading manufacturing subsector—the automotive industry.   ‎‘Quality Services and Experiences in Hospitality and Tourism Vol: 9’‎ presents the latest perspectives and practices on quality services and experiences in hospitality and tourism. It offers conceptual discourse, empirical evidence, application of existing and emerging theories, and considers the implications of practical findings to extend beyond the academic realm of service quality, and examine the quality issues of both services provided and experiences encountered across a wide spectrum of tourism sectors. As such, it provides new intelligence and contributes to the study of new consumers, as well as organizations and destinations that serve and host them.    ]]> Technology and Science Fri, 11 Oct 2019 12:34:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281930/springer-emerald-publish-iranian-scientific-books ‎‘Culture and Society’ explores development of culture notion in the West http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281989/culture-and-society-explores-development-of-culture-notion-in-the-west According to IBNA correspondent, the book attempts to consider the evolutionary process of culture and literature and its relation with society has been jointly translated into Persian by Ali-Akbar Masoum-Baigi and Nastaran Mousavi and released by Nehgah Publishing.   The organizing principle of this book is the discovery that the idea of culture, and the word itself in its general modern uses, came into English thinking in the period which we commonly describe as that of the Industrial Revolution. The book is an attempt to show how and why this happened, and to follow the idea through to our own day.     When first published, ‘Culture and Society’ was widely regarded as having overturned conventional social and historical thinking about culture. It argues that the notion of culture developed in response to the Industrial Revolution and the social and political changes it brought in its wake.   This is done through a series of studies of famous British writers and essayists, beginning with Edmund Burke and William Cobbett, also looking at William Blake, William Wordsworth, etc., and continuing as far as F. R. Leavis, George Orwell and Christopher Caudwell.   The book is still in print, in several editions. It has also been translated into many languages.         ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 10 Oct 2019 11:54:33 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281989/culture-and-society-explores-development-of-culture-notion-in-the-west A new English translation of 'Masnavi' due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281920/a-new-english-translation-of-masnavi-due According to IBNA correspondent, Williams, the Professor of Iranian Studies and Comparative Religion at the University of ‎Manchester who was also Head of Religions and Theology in the School of Arts Histories and ‎Cultures 2008-2011‎ there, has entrusted his work to I.B. Tauris.   The translation of Rumi’s masterpiece will be printed in 536 pages. Earlier Penguin Publishing released the translation of the first book of Masnavi in August 2007.   I.B. Tauris was founded in 1983. Its declared strategy was to fill the perceived gap between trade publishing houses and university presses—that is, to publish serious but accessible works on international politics and culture. The company specialized in its early days on publishing on the Middle East.   The publisher now specializes in non-fiction books on art, history (medieval and modern), politics and International Relations, the Middle East and Islamic world generally, religion, geography and environment, and visual culture (including film, photography and contemporary art).    ‘Masnavi’ is one of the most influential works of Sufism, commonly called "the Quran in Persian.” It has been viewed by many commentators as the greatest mystical poem in world literature.  The masterpiece is a series of six books of poetry that together amount to around 26,000 verses or 52,000 lines. It is a spiritual text that teaches Sufis how to reach their goal of being truly in love with God.       ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 09 Oct 2019 15:19:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281920/a-new-english-translation-of-masnavi-due ‎14 Iranian books translated into Turkish will be unveiled at FBF‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/282083/14-iranian-books-translated-into-turkish-will-be-unveiled-at-fbf Speaking to IBNA, Ali Fereidouni, the Secretary of the Grant Plan of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance which aims to promote the translation and publication of Persian books into other languages explained about the books which are produced under the plan to be displayed at 71st Frankfurt International Book Fair.   “The book ‘My Moon, Our Moon’ Authored by Anahita Teimourian published by Iran’s Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in cooperation with Kia Literary Agency and Damla Publishing has been translated into Turkish and printed,” he said.   “The books ‘Yasamin’ by M. Moadabpour; ‘Purgatory but Paradise’ by Nazi Safavi; ‘Who Knows Mr. Pink’ by Mojgan Kalhor; ‘Where’s My House’ by Reza Dalvand; ‘The Legend of Onion’ by Fatemeh al-Zahra Emami; ‘In the Middle of the Dark Corridor’ by Mahdi Rajabi are among the other books of the list,” the Secretary of the Grant Plan said.   Fereidouni added: “The other work which was translated and published in Turkish is ‘Tunneling Race’ by French-Iranian writer Claire Jubert, the result of the direct cooperation between our secretariat and Turkish publishers.”   It should be noted that in this edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair, for the first time a catalog has been provided which introduces foreign publishers to the methods of cooperation with the Grant Plan of Iran’s Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance. The catalog has been published in 12 languages, Arabic, Chinese, Urdu, English, French, German, Italian, Korean, Russian, Serbian and Turkish.       ]]> Book Fair Wed, 09 Oct 2019 12:39:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/282083/14-iranian-books-translated-into-turkish-will-be-unveiled-at-fbf English audiobook ‘If Dad Dies’ released http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281896/english-audiobook-if-dad-dies-released According to IBNA correspondent quoting from the Art Center of Islamic Propagation Organization, authored by Mohammad-Reza Sarshar, ‘If Dad Dies’ has been recited in English by Mohammad Taj Din. The work has been produced in cooperation with Avanameh Company, the biggest publisher of audiobooks in Iran. Soureh-ye Mehr has earlier published the audiobooks ‘Mr. Mayor’ by Davoud Amirian, ‘Hand in Hand with Rain’ by Hedayatollah Behboudi and Morteza Sarhangi and ‘City of Blood’ on the liberation of Khorramshahr by Ahmad Dehghan and Saeed Fakhrzadeh have been released. It should be noted that the special application of Soureh-ye Mehr for audiobooks in foreign languages can receive foreign currencies, dollar and euro and purchasing these works is possible from all across the world.   ]]> Literature and Art Wed, 09 Oct 2019 11:43:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281896/english-audiobook-if-dad-dies-released China eager to send Persian language students to Iran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281895/china-eager-to-send-persian-language-students-iran According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, at a meeting with Iran's Cultural Attaché to China Abbas-Ali Vafaei, director of Persian language and literature department of Jilin University Shadoong spoke on the importance of Persian language and boosting cultural ties between the two countries. Vafaei for his part said that due to its mission, Jilin University will achieve more in future and employing foreign university instructors is very significant. He also stressed the readiness of Iran’s Cultural Attaché to China for cooperation in expanding the activities of Persian language and literature department of the university. Presenting a report of the activities of Persian language and literature department of Jilin University, the Chinese director also expressed his interest in signing cooperation agreements with Iranian universities particularly Allameh Tabatabaei University in Tehran.   ]]> Literature and Art Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:57:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281895/china-eager-to-send-persian-language-students-iran Beyzaei invited to “Fortieth Day of Love” ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281841/beyzaei-invited-to-fortieth-day-of-love According to IBNA correspondent, the ceremony which is scheduled for October 21 by Iran’s Library and Documents Organization in Tehran pays tribute to the artists who have created works during the last 100 years on the Battle of Karbala and Epic of Ashura when Imam Hossein (AS) and his companions were martyred.   Forty works in various fields of culture and arts such as Writing and Research, Visual and Drawing Arts, Dramatic Arts, Music and Literature which are related to Ashura will be extolled. Bayzaei will be honored for his screenplay ‘The Fateful Day’ which was made into an Iranian film in 1994.   Beyzaei left Iran in 2010 at the invitation of Stanford University, and has since been the Daryabari Visiting Professor of Iranian Studies, teaching courses in Persian theatre, cinema and mythology. There he has given workshops on the ‘Shahnameh’, the history of Iranian performing arts, Iranian as well as Semitic myths, etc. He has also staged several of his plays including his nine-hour ‘Tarabnameh’.   ]]> Literature and Art Tue, 08 Oct 2019 12:04:27 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281841/beyzaei-invited-to-fortieth-day-of-love Sydney to host International Conference on Cultural Diversity http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281842/sydney-to-host-international-conference-on-cultural-diversity According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Cultural Diversity and Cultural Differences aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Cultural Diversity and Cultural Differences.   It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Cultural Diversity and Cultural Differences.   Topics of the event include: Cultural diversity Process of sociocultural transformation Cultural variability Anthropological analysis Opposition and support Anthropological studies Variety of human societies or cultures in a specific region Quantification Cultural heritage Global monoculture Homogenization of cultures Cultural anthropology Globalization Causes, consequences and complexities of culture Study of cultural variation among humans Quality of diverse or different cultures Socio-cultural drivers of critical anthropogenic processes Resilience and robustness of socio-cultural systems   The deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text paper is November 15, 2020.   ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 08 Oct 2019 10:59:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281842/sydney-to-host-international-conference-on-cultural-diversity ‎‘Starting with Hobbes’ introduces British thinker’s general ideas ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281931/starting-with-hobbes-introduces-british-thinker-s-general-ideas According to IBNA correspondent, the work is an introduction to Thomas Hobbes, which prompts the audience to read the scholar’s original works, has been translated into Persian by Masoud Azarfam and released by Qoqnous Publishing.   This book offers a new introduction to Hobbes, guiding the student through the key concepts of his work by examining the overall development of his ideas. Hobbes was one of the most important and influential philosophers of the seventeenth century. Covering all the key concepts of his work, ‘Starting with Hobbes’ provides an accessible introduction to the ideas of this hugely significant thinker.   Thematically structured, this book leads the reader through the full range of Hobbes' ideas and, uniquely, not just his political philosophy. In his day, he was internationally as famous for his theories about knowledge, language, the material nature of reality, mathematics, psychology, and religion, as he was for his politics; and these aspects of his work are fully covered.   The book places Hobbes firmly in his historical context, with discussions of his relations to contemporary thinkers such as Galileo and Descartes and of his influence on later thinkers such as Spinoza and Leibniz.   Continuum's Starting with"...series offers concise and accessible introductions to the key thinkers in philosophy. The books explore and illuminate the roots of each philosopher's work and ideas, leading readers to a thorough understanding of the key influences and philosophical foundations from which his or her thought developed. Ideal for first-year students starting out in philosophy, the series will serve as the ideal companion to study of this fascinating subject.   ‘Starting with Hobbes’ in Persian has been published in 254 pages and 1100 copies.     ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:13:45 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281931/starting-with-hobbes-introduces-british-thinker-s-general-ideas Farid Zakaria’s ‘From Wealth to Power’ at Iranian bookstores http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281921/farid-zakaria-s-from-wealth-to-power-at-iranian-bookstores IBNA- ‘From Wealth to Power: The Unusual Origins of America's World Role’ by Indian-American journalist and author which Explores the way rich countries extend their power to other regions has been translated into Persian and released. According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Najaf Shaikh-Saraei, Mohsen Tavakolian and Hossein-Ali Yarokhi and released by Rozaneh Publishing in Tehran in 243 pages.   What turns rich nations into great powers? How do wealthy countries begin extending their influence abroad? These questions are vital to understanding one of the most important sources of instability in international politics: the emergence of a new power. In From Wealth to Power, Fareed Zakaria seeks to answer these questions by examining the most puzzling case of a rising power in modern history--that of the United States.   If rich nations routinely become great powers, Zakaria asks, then how do we explain the strange inactivity of the United States in the late nineteenth century? By 1885, the U.S. was the richest country in the world. And yet, by all military, political, and diplomatic measures, it was a minor power.   To explain this discrepancy, Zakaria considers a wide variety of cases between 1865 and 1908 when the U.S. considered expanding its influence in such diverse places as Canada, the Dominican Republic, and Iceland. Consistent with the realist theory of international relations, he argues that the President and his administration tried to increase the country's political influence abroad when -they saw an increase in the nation's relative economic power.   But they frequently had to curtail their plans for expansion, he shows, because they lacked a strong central government that could harness that economic power for the purposes of foreign policy. America was an unusual power--a strong nation with a weak state. It was not until late in the century, when power shifted from states to the federal government and from the legislative to the executive branch, that leaders in Washington could mobilize the nation's resources for international influence.     ]]> History and Politics Mon, 07 Oct 2019 14:09:51 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281921/farid-zakaria-s-from-wealth-to-power-at-iranian-bookstores ‎‘Khayyam Studies’ published in Delhi http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/281897/khayyam-studies-published-in-delhi Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Akhlaq Ahan, a faculty member of Jawaharlal Nehru University, Centre for Persian and Central Asian Studies said that he first collected all research works which have been carried out on Hakim Umar Khayyam and his Rubáiyát in India and Urdu language during the last 140 years. “Then I selected the most precious works and published them with an introduction, commentaries and a glossary,” he said. Ahmad Akhlaq Ansari with his pen name Ahan is also a bilingual poet of Persian and Urdu who has carried out many researches on Persian history, language and culture. He has works on other leading Persian poets such as Bidel Dehlavi, Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi as well as contemporary Persian literature.     ]]> Literature and Art Mon, 07 Oct 2019 12:17:11 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/281897/khayyam-studies-published-in-delhi ‎‘The Sorrows of Love’ by the School of Life released http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281720/the-sorrows-of-love-by-the-school-life-released According to IBNA correspondent, the long essay which aims to teach Romantic Realism has been translated into Persian by Mitra Naderi and published as a book by Sham’douni Publishing in Tehran.        Love has, quite unfairly, come to be associated with being happy. However, it is also one of the most reliable routes to misery. We tend to treat our sadness individually, as if it were unique and shameful. But, as this book explains, there are some solid reasons why love should be highly sorrowful at times. The good news is that, by understanding our romantic troubles and griefs, seeing them in their proper context and appreciating their prevalence, we will cease to feel so alone and so cursed. ‘The Sorrows of Love’ is not a study in despair; it is a guide to a more consoling, humane and in its own way joyful perspective on the complexities of love. The School of Life is a global organization helping people lead more fulfilled lives. It is a resource for helping us understand ourselves, for improving our relationships, our careers, and our social lives--as well as for helping us find calm and get more out of our leisure hours. They do this through films, workshops, books, and gifts--and through a warm and supportive community. ‘The Sorrows of Love’ in Persian has been published in 70 pages and 1000 copies.     ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 06 Oct 2019 13:36:47 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281720/the-sorrows-of-love-by-the-school-life-released Josef Winkler's ‘When the Time Comes’ rendered into Persian ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281718/josef-winkler-s-when-the-time-comes-rendered-into-persian According to IBNA correspondent, Josef Winkler’s novel which uses pseudo-prayer texts to show the paradoxes of today’s reality has been released by Mahi Publishing in Tehran in 160 pages.      In the years before the Second World War, a man throws a statue of the crucified Christ over a waterfall. Later, in Hitler's trenches, he loses his arms to an enemy grenade. The blasphemer, screaming in agony, presided over by Satan, who pours a cup of gall into his open mouth, is portrayed amid the flames of Hell in a painting by the parish priest that is mounted on a calvary where the two streets in the cross-shaped village meet.   Thus begins ‘When the Time Comes’, Josef Winkler's chronicle of life in rural Austria written in the form of a necrology, tracing the benighted destiny of a community through its suicides and the tragic deaths that befall it, punctuated by the invocation of the bone-cooker whose viscous brew is painted on the faces of the work horses and the haunting stanzas of Baudelaire's "Litanies of Satan."   In a hypnotic, incantatory prose reminiscent at times of Homer, at times of the Catholic liturgy, at times of the naming of the generations in the book of Genesis, ‘When the Time Comes’ is a ruthless dissection of the pastoral novel, laying bare the corruption that lies in its heart.   ]]> Literature and Art Sun, 06 Oct 2019 11:44:32 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281718/josef-winkler-s-when-the-time-comes-rendered-into-persian Steven Pinker's views on violence to be considered in Tehran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281657/steven-pinker-s-views-on-violence-to-be-considered-in-tehran Canadian-American cognitive psychologist, linguist, and popular science author Steven Pinker is Johnstone Family Professor in the Department of Psychology at Harvard University, and is known for his advocacy of evolutionary psychology and the computational theory of mind. His books ‘The Language Instinct’, ‘How the Mind Works’, ‘The Blank Slate’, ‘The Better Angels of Our Nature’, and ‘The Sense of Style’. He is Chair of the Usage Panel of the American Heritage Dictionary, and often writes for The New York Times, Time, and other publications. He has been named Humanist of the Year, Foreign Policy’s “100 Global Thinkers,” and Time magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World Today.”   Pinker is currently doing research on a diverse array of topics in psychology, including the role of common knowledge (where two or more people know that the others know what they know) in language and other social phenomena; historical and recent trends in violence and their explanation; the psycholinguistics of good writing.   Morteza Mardiha is an Iranian researcher and instructor in Allameh Tabatabaei University in Tehran.   The meeting for considering the views of Canadian-American cognitive psychologist‎ Steven Pinker on violence will be held on Monday, October 7 at 2-4p.m.       ]]> Technology and Science Sat, 05 Oct 2019 15:45:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281657/steven-pinker-s-views-on-violence-to-be-considered-in-tehran ‎"A Night with German Writers" held http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281778/a-night-with-german-writers-held According to IBNA correspondent, quoting the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization, the subject of the first program from the series was "Devine Names" and a book by German author and researcher of Islamic studies Kathleen Göbel titled 'The Secret of Devine Names' was reviewed at the event.   The series of programs aim to introduce those German writers who are working on Iranology and Islamic studies as well as cultural ties between Iran and Germany.   Iranian Cultural Attaché to Germany Hamid Mohammadi said at the event: "Ms. Göbel has gathered an extensive material of various Islamic sources from various sects on the most beautiful names of God in a bid to describe them for German readers.” “The resulting book, 'The Secret of Devine Names' has been published in 344 pages by Verlog Main Donau Publishing this year,” he added. Following the session, Kathleen Göbel said: “I have elaborated on Divine Names by drawing on the verses of the Holy Quran, hadiths and other sources. I have compiled a collection of calligraphy and typography works which have been collected during my visits to Islamic countries.”              ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 04 Oct 2019 12:54:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281778/a-night-with-german-writers-held Conference commemorates Mowlana Rumi in Tehran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281598/conference-commemorates-mowlana-rumi-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of Iran's Academy of Persian Language and Literature, a number of organizations including Foundation of Iranology, National Commission of UNESCO in Iran, the Association of Hafez Fans and Iran's Academy of Persian Language and Literature will jointly hold the Conference of Commemorating Mowlana Rumi.   The event which is scheduled for Monday, October 7 will be attended by a number of Iranian experts including Ayatollah Seyyed Mohammad Khamenei, Seyyed Ali-Asghar Mir-Bagherifard, Gholam-Ali Haddad Adel and Abdul Mahdi Mostakin who will deliver speeches about Rumi, his ideas and work.   The conference will be held in Mohtasham Hall of Foundation of Iranology.   Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273) is famous for his lyrics and for his didactic epic Masnavi-e Ma’navi (‘Spiritual Couplets’), which widely influenced mystical thought and literature throughout the Muslim world. By the end of the 20th century, his popularity had become a global phenomenon, with his poetry achieving a wide circulation in western Europe and the United States.    ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 04 Oct 2019 11:04:34 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281598/conference-commemorates-mowlana-rumi-in-tehran Amsterdam to host International Conference on Metaphilosophy http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281660/amsterdam-to-host-international-conference-on-metaphilosophy According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org International Conference on Metaphilosophy aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Metaphilosophy.   It also provides a premier interdisciplinary platform for researchers, practitioners and educators to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of Metaphilosophy.   Prospective authors are kindly encouraged to contribute to and help shape the conference through submissions of their research abstracts, papers and e-posters. Also, high quality research contributions describing original and unpublished results of conceptual, constructive, empirical, experimental, or theoretical work in all areas of Metaphilosophy are cordially invited for presentation at the conference.   The conference solicits contributions of abstracts, papers and e-posters that address themes and topics of the conference, including figures, tables and references of novel research materials.   The topics of conference are: Metaphilosophy and philosophy Terminology of metaphilosophy Writings about metaphilosophy Metatheory Meta-knowledge Meta-aesthetics Meta-epistemology Meta-ethics Meta-ontology Non-philosophy Philosophical progress Unsolved problems in philosophy   Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text articles is November 15, 2020.     ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 03 Oct 2019 11:09:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281660/amsterdam-to-host-international-conference-on-metaphilosophy Four training workshops to be held at 3rd IPAP http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/281596/four-training-workshops-to-be-held-at-3rd-ipap Speaking to IBNA, the executive director of the 3rd Iran’s Printing and Packaging Industry Exhibition Reza Rahmani said: “Concurrent with this event, various workshops will be held aimed to improve the knowledge and technical information of the participants and activists of the Iranian publishing industry.”   “Attended by the experts and professionals, the first workshop from this series titled “Marketing of the Social Networks in the Field of Printing and Packaging” will be held on Thursday, October 3,” he said.   “Two other workshops are “The Importance of Security and Anti-forgery Printing” and Strategies for Clean Production in Paper Industry” which will be held respectively on Thursday and Friday,” he added.   IPAP in Teheran targets all suppliers along the entire value chain for printing technologies-from prepress/print, premedia/multichannel, postpress, converting and packaging, materials, equipment, services and infrastructure.   The exhibition will run by October 5, as 150 domestic and foreign companies ‎are participating in the event. ‎       ]]> Print Industry Wed, 02 Oct 2019 12:51:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/281596/four-training-workshops-to-be-held-at-3rd-ipap ‎‘Towards the Virtuous University’ in Persian to be reviewed http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281562/towards-the-virtuous-university-in-persian-to-be-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated into Persian by Amir-Hossein Khodaparast (Ph.D.) will be discussed at a session to be attended by the translator and other Iranian experts Ne’matollah Fazeli, Abbas Kazemi and Mokhtar Nouri who will make speeches on the subject.   An introduction on ‘Towards the Virtuous University’ reads: “A good university is invariably assumed to be one which is managerially effective in terms of its economic efficiency, and is judged in terms of entrepreneurialism, self-promotion and competitive innovation.   This book argues that in the majority of institutions, these goals are being pursued to the exclusion of academic excellence and public service. It proposes that there is a marked lack of intellectual leadership at senior management level within HE institutions and that academic workers must assume responsibility for the moral purposefulness of their institutions.   This will not be a retreat into the old values of an elitist 'ivory tower', but a rejection of the current deeply stratified university system which prematurely selects students for differentiated institutional streams.”   Jon Nixon is Honorary Professor within the Education University of Hong Kong and Visiting Professor at Middlesex University, UK. He has written widely on cultural and intellectual history. The book review meeting will be held in the Center for the Strategic Researches on the Middle East on Sunday.       ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 02 Oct 2019 11:11:08 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281562/towards-the-virtuous-university-in-persian-to-be-reviewed ‎ ‘How to be a Travel Writer’ to be unveiled http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281658/how-to-be-a-travel-writer-unveiled According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated into Persian by Sara Sadat Makian, Majid Haidari and Zahra Kouchaki and released by Iranshenasi Publishing will be presented at an unveiling ceremony in Ghasr Museum Garden of Tehran at 6 to 8 p.m.   ‘How to be a Travel Writer’ is introduced: “Bursting with invaluable advice, this inspiring and practical guide, fully revised and updated in this new edition, is a must for anyone who yearns to write about travel - whether they aspire to make their living from it or simply enjoy jotting in a journal for posterity.   You don't have to make money to profit from travel writing. Sometimes, the richest rewards are in the currency of experience. ‘How to be a Travel Writer’ reveals the varied possibilities that travel writing offers and inspires all travellers to take advantage of those opportunities. That's where the journey begins - where it takes you is up to you.   Don George shows you the way with his invaluable tips on:     The secrets of crafting a great travel story     How to conduct pre-trip and on-the-road research     Effective interviewing techniques     How to get your name in print (and money in your bank account)     Quirks of writing for newspapers, magazines, online and books     Extensive listings of writers' resources and industry organisations     Interviews with established writers, editors and agents.   ]]> Technology and Science Tue, 01 Oct 2019 14:33:27 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281658/how-to-be-a-travel-writer-unveiled ‎‘Applied Discourse Analysis’ describes camouflaged ideologies in media http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281600/applied-discourse-analysis-describes-camouflaged-ideologies-in-media According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated by Hossein Payandeh and released by Morvarid Publishing in Tehran aims to introduce the most recent form of discourse analysis.     Written in an accessible style and illustrated with drawings by the author and with many other images, ‘Applied Discourse Analysis’ discusses the basic principles of discourse theory and applies them to various aspects of popular culture, media and everyday life. Among the topics it analyzes are speed dating, advertising, jokes, language use, myths, fairy tales and material culture.   Arthur Asa Berger (1933) is Professor Emeritus of Broadcast and Electronic Communication Arts at San Francisco State University, USA. He has published more than seventy books on media, popular culture, humor, semiotics and tourism. He was a Fulbright lecturer in Italy in 1963 and has lectured in countries such as Iran, China, Indonesia, Germany, and Argentina. He was elected to the University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication Hall of Fame in 2009.   ‘Applied Discourse Analysis: Popular Culture, Media, and Everyday Life’ in Persian has been released in 352 pages and 550 copies.     ]]> Literature and Art Tue, 01 Oct 2019 13:55:45 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281600/applied-discourse-analysis-describes-camouflaged-ideologies-in-media Iran makes Istanbul Arabic Book Fair debut http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281572/iran-makes-istanbul-arabic-book-fair-debut According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI), the opening ceremony of the 5th Istanbul Arabic Book Fair was held with a number of Turkish officials in attendance. More than 200 publishers from 15 countries will participate in the fair including those from Iran, Turkey, Egypt, Lebanon, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Syria and other countries   The directors of the fair expect 100,000 visitors as the earlier edition of the event which was held in the same place, Yenikapı quarter hosted 63,000 visitors.   The fair was organized at the Eurasia Show and Art Center with the contribution of the Turkish Press and Publishers Copyright & Licensing Society (TBYM) and the International Arabic Book Publishers Foundation.   Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute is displaying over 330 titles of books in Arabic on a variety of subjects released by different Iranian publishers in the 5th Istanbul Arabic Book Fair.   Yasin Aktay, Cultural advisor of Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and some other Turkish officials visited Iran's stand on the first day of the book fair which will run by October 6.       ]]> Book Fair Tue, 01 Oct 2019 13:13:55 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281572/iran-makes-istanbul-arabic-book-fair-debut Persian language introduced on European Day of Languages http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281529/persian-language-introduced-on-european-day-of-languages According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations department of Islamic Culture and Relations Organization (ICRO), in the 18th edition of the Week of Foreign Cultures in Paris which was held on September 20 to 27, Iran’s Cultural Attaché in France took measures to explore and identify some aspects of Iranian culture and Persian language. The plan was implemented through cooperation with Union of Foreign Cultural Centers in Paris known as (FICEP) by distributing brochures and booklets on Persian language and culture among the interested persons who attended a program held on the Day of Languages. An Iranian university professor of Persian language in French universities, Mazaji made a speech in the program on various methods of teaching Persian language as concurrent with the Week of Foreign Cultures in Paris, a new course of Persian language was held and will continue for a month.    ]]> Literature and Art Tue, 01 Oct 2019 12:32:45 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281529/persian-language-introduced-on-european-day-of-languages ‎‘The Woman in the Mirror’ available in Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281829/the-woman-in-the-mirror-available-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the novel by Rebecca James translated by Nastaran Zahiri and released by Qoqnous Publishing in 456 pages unveils a chilling modern gothic novel of a family consumed by the shadows and secrets of its past.   Synopsis of ‘The Woman in the Mirror’ reads: “For more than two centuries, Winterbourne Hall has stood atop a bluff overseeing the English countryside of Cornwall and the sea beyond. In 1947, Londoner Alice Miller accepts a post as governess at Winterbourne, looking after Captain Jonathan de Grey’s twin children. Falling under the de Greys’ spell, Alice believes the family will heal her own past sorrows. But then the twins’ adoration becomes deceitful and taunting.   Their father, ever distant, turns spiteful and cruel. The manor itself seems to lash out. Alice finds her surroundings subtly altered, her air slightly chilled. Something malicious resents her presence, something clouding her senses and threatening her very sanity.   In present day New York, art gallery curator Rachel Wright has learned she is a descendant of the de Greys and heir to Winterbourne. Adopted as an infant, she never knew her birth parents or her lineage.   At long last, Rachel will find answers to questions about her identity that have haunted her entire life. But what she finds in Cornwall is a devastating tragic legacy that has afflicted generations of de Greys. A legacy borne from greed and deceit, twisted by madness, and suffused with unrequited love and unequivocal rage.”   ]]> Literature and Art Mon, 30 Sep 2019 15:01:52 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281829/the-woman-in-the-mirror-available-persian Antique version of ‘Masnavi’ to be unveiled in Mashhad http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281530/antique-version-of-masnavi-to-be-unveiled-in-mashhad According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from ‘Ganjineh Razavi’, this manuscript which was handwritten 15th century A.D. is the most ancient version which is kept in Astan-e Qods Rzavi Library and is one the 267 different manuscripts of the works of this towering figure of Persian poetry and mysticism kept in this place.   Deputy of museums and cultural heritage of Astan-e Qods Rzavi Organization Mahdi Qisari-Nik who is also the secretary of the unveiling ceremony said that the event is the 28th program from the series of cultural Tuesdays of Astan-e Qods Rzavi Organization which is scheduled for October 1. Masnavi-ye-Ma'navi is one of the most influential works of Sufism, commonly called "the Quran in Persian". It has been viewed by many commentators as the greatest mystical poem in world literature. Masnavi is a series of six books of poetry that together amount to around 25,000 verses or 50,000 lines. It is a spiritual text that teaches Sufis how to reach their goal of being truly in love with God.     ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 30 Sep 2019 14:13:06 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281530/antique-version-of-masnavi-to-be-unveiled-in-mashhad New Persian translation of ‘The Society of the Spectacle’ published ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281473/new-persian-translation-of-the-society-the-spectacle-published According to IBNA correspondent, Guy Louis Debord (1931-1964) a French Marxist theorist, philosopher, filmmaker wrote this concise book in 1967 and gave a precise account of our contemporary world permeated with images and consumerism.   In ‘The Society of the Spectacle’ which is a polemical and prescient indictment of our image-saturated consumer culture the author develops and presents the concept of the Spectacle. The book examines the “Spectacle,” Debord’s term for the everyday manifestation of capitalist-driven phenomena; advertising, television, film, and celebrity.   Debord defines the spectacle as the “autocratic reign of the market economy.” Though the term “mass media” is often used to describe the spectacle’s form, Debord derides its neutrality. “Rather than talk of the spectacle, people often prefer to use the term ‘media,’” he writes, “and by this they mean to describe a mere instrument, a kind of public service.” Instead, Debord describes the spectacle as capitalism’s instrument for distracting and pacifying the masses.   The new translation of ‘The Society of the Spectacle’ has been accomplished by Goudarz Mirani and released by Elmi va Farhangi Publishing in 148 pages and 1000 copies.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 30 Sep 2019 13:07:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281473/new-persian-translation-of-the-society-the-spectacle-published Mowlana Rumi to be honored in Isfahan http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281418/mowlana-rumi-to-be-honored-in-isfahan According to IBNA correspondent, Director of Isfahan National Library and Documents Organization Masoud Kasiri said that this program is a scheduled for Monday, September 30 at 7 p.m. in the library, where Iranian expert Saeed Algouneh will consider the book ‘The Forty Rules of Love’ by Turkish writer Elif Safak and the mystical aspects of Rumi's life. Moreover, an exhibition of paintings by Shaida Amirian which are inspired by ‘The Forty Rules of Love’ will be put on public display on the sidelines of the ceremony.   ‘The Forty Rules of Love’ is about Rumi and his spiritual mentor Shams Tabrizi. This book explains how Shams changed the life of Scholar to a Sufi through love.   ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 29 Sep 2019 12:04:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281418/mowlana-rumi-to-be-honored-in-isfahan Iranian publishing introduced at Baku Book Fair http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281471/iranian-publishing-introduced-at-baku-book-fair According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute, the event is held in a gymnasium hall in the center of Baku with simply 92 stands.    Twelve countries including Iran, India, France, Italy, Egypt, Russia, Turkey, Kazakhstan, the United States and Syria directly or as the publishers’ representatives have participated in the book fair.   As a biennial event, Baku Book Fair is attended by publishers from Azerbaijan Republic booksellers, multifunctional institutes, literary agencies as well as Institute engaged in book distribution and marketing.   It's the second time that Iran’s Cultural Fairs Institute is participating in Baku Book Fair. Our country’s stand is displaying 370 titles of books in various fields of Iranian studies, Persian language teaching, books for children and young adults, literature and art.   Among the tasks which are being accomplished by the Iranian representatives are inviting the officials of Baku Book Fair to participate at the upcoming Tehran International Book Fair (TIBF), introducing the capacities of Iranian publishing industry, introducing the plans of Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance for supporting the translation and publication of Persian books into other languages such as the Grant Plan.   Baku International Book Fair will run by Monday, September 30.   ]]> Book Fair Sun, 29 Sep 2019 11:23:19 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281471/iranian-publishing-introduced-at-baku-book-fair Tehran Radio to recite, 'The People of the Abyss'‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281421/tehran-radio-to-recite-the-people-of-the-abyss According to IBNA correspondent, the book will be recited at the program, “Book of the Night” which will be aired in six 20-minutes episodes from tonight to Thursday night. Veteran Iranian dubbing artist Behrouz Razavi will read the book for the audience.       Jack London wrote this first-hand account after living in the East End of London for several weeks, sometimes staying in workhouses or sleeping on the streets. In his attempt to understand the working-class of this deprived area of London the author stayed as a lodger with a poor family. The conditions he experienced and wrote about were the same as those endured by an estimated 500,000 of the contemporary London poor.   'The People of the Abyss' has been translated into Persian by Abolfazl Atrak and released by Talash Publishing in the northwestern Iranian city of Tabriz.               ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 28 Sep 2019 12:18:39 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/281421/tehran-radio-to-recite-the-people-of-the-abyss Special meeting “The Sun of Balkh” on Rumi due http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281423/special-meeting-the-sun-of-balkh-on-rumi-due According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from the public relations office of Iran’s Society for the Appreciation of Cultural Works and Dignitaries, the special meeting, “The Sun of Balkh: An Exploration in the Ideas of Mowlana Rumi” is scheduled for Monday, September 30 at 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. A number of Iranian experts and scholars will discuss the ideas of Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi as one of the towering figures of Iranian and world poetry and thought. Mowlana Jalal al-Din Rumi (1207-1273) is famous for his lyrics and for his didactic epic Masnavi-e Ma’navi (‘Spiritual Couplets’), which widely influenced mystical thought and literature throughout the Muslim world. By the end of the 20th century, his popularity had become a global phenomenon, with his poetry achieving a wide circulation in western Europe and the United States. The decisive moment in Rumi life occurred when in the streets of Konya he met the wandering dervish—holy man—Shams al-Din (Sun of Religion) of Tabriz mysteries whose divine majesty and beauty was revealed to Rumi and turned into an inspiration for his love reflected in Rumi’s ghazals (about 30,000 verses) and a large number of Rubaiyat (“quatrains”).          ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 28 Sep 2019 11:12:21 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/281423/special-meeting-the-sun-of-balkh-on-rumi-due