Dr. Munira Shahidi: "Past, Present & Future The Ziyodullo Shahidi International Foundation for Culture"
Lecture | 23.01.2017 | 6 p.m.| Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften (IAAW)
Organized in 1992 by a group of enthusiasts in music, theatre and arts, the main goal of the Z. Shahidi-foundation was to empower the culture of peace in Tajikistan during civil war. In 1997, the foundation was among those of the civil society who signed the Agreement of Reconciliation, which brought peace to Tajikistan. The foundation’s main tools: music, poetry and theatre attracted the attention of a number of institutions and universities in Central Asia and beyond.
In this presentation the achievements, goals and further plannings of the Z. Shahidi in the context of recent Tajikistani history and culture will be addressed.
Dr. Munira Shahidi is a specialist of comparative literary/culture studies and editor in chief of the journal “Fonus”. She received her PhD from the Institute of Oriental Studies in Moscow in 1974. She is Chairman of the Ziyodullo Shahidi International Foundation and Fellow of the Swedish Institute, the Maison Science de l’homme and Affiliated Member of the Cambridge University.
Time & Location:
Monday, 23. January 2017 | 6 p.m.
Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften (IAAW)
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