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Ancient Literature, Shahnameh “Epic of Kings” and the Child
The First International Conference
10 May 2018, Mashhad, Iran
Organized by Dr. Khaleghi Mutlagh, world-renowned scholar and researcher of Shahnameh, professor at University of Hamburg, and managing director of Ferdowsi Foundation, and Professor Kanani, researcher and director of Ferdowsi Foundation

The Shahnameh, also transliterated as Shahnama, is a long epic poem written by the Persian poet Ferdowsi between c. 977 and 1010 CE and is the national epic of Greater Iran.

Possible topics for this conference include:

  • Familiarity of children with the literature of their homeland
  • Familiarity of migrant children with literature of their parents’ homeland
  • Rewriting of ancient literature for children

Abstracts and articles plus a biography of max. 100 words should be sent to:

Abstracts are due on 28 February 2018, and articles are due on 30 March 2018.

Those being selected will be guests of Ferdowsi Foundation for two days, and the selected articles will be translated for publication in international magazines and presented to related academic centres.

For more information, please visit the Ferdowsi Foundation website:

Inquiries can be sent to Masoumeh Mousavian:

CFP – Ancient Literature, Shahnameh “Epic of Kings,” and the Child