Lectures: a selection

9 February 2009 "Martelaren: van mystieke weg tot oorlogspad" in Trippenhuis, KNAW, in Amsterdam. 
9 January 2009"Ferdowsi: An Icon of Nationalism in Modern Iran" in The Reception of the Shahnama at Leiden University. 
19 December 2008  "Verstroyde van daer over de gantsche aerde: Wetenschappelijke uitwisselingen in de 17e eeuwse Nederland" in the framework of a KNAW-activity ‘Huys van Wetenschap' in Trippenhuis in Amsterdam (together with Jan Schmidt). 
12 October 2008 "Het raadsel van de republiek: de mystieke poëzie van Ayatollah Khomeini" in Science Centre NEMO in Amsterdam. 
15 July 2008"Riddle as Political Emblem" in The Rise of Persian Renaissance at Wadham College (Oxford University) Also see Faculty of Oriental Studies  and a report  
16 December 2007  "‘De school van de liefde' en Rumi" at symposium Rumi, Islam en het westen at De Balie in Amsterdam.  
  
1 November 2007  "Sublieme aard: natuur in de klassieke Perzische poëzie" at De Jonge Akademie (KNAW), Amsterdam. 
1 April 2007"The Erotic Spirit: Mystical vs. Romantic Love (‘eshq-e haqiqi va majazi) in Persian Poetry from Nezami to Hafez" at Hafiz and the School of Love in Classical Persian Poetry, at the University of Exeter (Iran Heritage Foundation). 
6 June 2006 "Mystieke liefde in de Perzische poëzie" at the cultural centre De Balie in Amsterdam. 
15 January 2006 "Khayyam, Rumi en Hafez: mystiek in de klassieke Perzische literatuur" at the Openbare Bibliotheek Cinétol (organised by El Hizjra) 
15 November 2005 "Poëzie en Muziek in Iran" (‘Poetry and Music in Iran') at de Bijloke Concertzaal Gent.  
9 September 2004 "A Mystical Reading of Nizami's View on Nature in the Haft payker" Nizami Ganjavi: Artistic and Humanistic Aspects of the Khamsa at the Cambridge University. (Due to private circumstances, Dr. Gabrielle Van den Berg read this paper). 
5 June 2004"Treatises on love and romances in Safina-ye Tabriz" at Safina-ye Tabriz: International Conference on Persian Manuscripts.  
31 January 2004"Punctuation Symbols in a Fourteenth-Century Persian Miscellany" at the conference The Lives and world Views of Pre-Modern Literati: Ottoman Literary Culture and its Sources in a Global Perspective, Leiden University. 
19 September 2003 "De oorsprong van Zur-khana (Perzische traditionele gymnastiek) en zijn sociale functie in het hedendaags Iran" in Koninklijk Instituut voor de Tropen (Royal Institute of the Tropics).   
20 June 2002  "The Symbolism of Veiling and the Poetics of Unveiling in Early Modern Persian Poetry" at the International conference on Dress and Costume of Nineteenth-century Iran, in Leiden, The Netherlands. 
14 June 2002 "Hijâb va ash`âr-i kashf-i hijâb dar avvalîn daura-hâ-yi shi`r-i mudirn-i Fârsî" for the Iranian Scientific Association in the Netherlands in Delft. 
17 May 2002 "Het verband tussen muziek en poëzie" in Rasa Wereldculturencenturm in Utrecht on the occasion of the presentation of Professor J.T.P. de Bruijn's book Een Karavaan uit Perzië, Amsterdam: Bulaaq, 2002. 
4 January 2002"Genres in Perzische Volkspoëzie" at Public Library of Rotterdam.  
11 November 2000 "De volkspoëzie van Khorasan en de kwatrijnen van Omar Khayyâm" at Rasa Wereldculturencenturm Utrecht. 

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