IBNA - Latest News :: Full Edition http://www.ibna.ir/ Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:47:06 GMT /skins/default/en/normal3/ch01_newsfeed_logo.gif Iran's Book News Agency (IBNA) http://www.ibna.ir/ 100 70 en All rights reserved,Citing materials is authorized by making reference to IBNA. Thu, 20 Feb 2020 00:47:06 GMT 60 Tehran meeting to review 'Foundations of the Science of Knowledge'‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287496/tehran-meeting-to-review-foundations-of-the-science-knowledge According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated into Persian by Mas'oud Hosseini and released by Qoqnous Publishing will be reviewed at a session to be attended by the translator as well as experts Arash Abazari and Shervin Moghimi   Based on lectures Fichte had delivered as a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Jena, ‘Foundations of the Science of Knowledge' (Wissenschaftslehre) was first published in 1794/1795 and later reworked in various versions. The standard ‘Wissenschaftslehre’ was published in 1804, but other versions appeared posthumously.   The book is crucial in the way the thinker has grounded philosophy as - for the first time - a part of epistemology.     ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 17 Feb 2020 11:08:56 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287496/tehran-meeting-to-review-foundations-of-the-science-knowledge Singapore to host International Conference on Philosophy http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/287497/singapore-to-host-international-conference-on-philosophy According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Philosophy, Critical Theory and 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 Philosophy, Critical Theory and 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 Philosophy, Critical Theory and Metaphilosophy.   Topics of the conference are: Critical theory Critical theory as metaphilosophy Language and communication Philosophy, ideology and truth Democracy as a practical goal of critique From ideology to social facts Critique of liberalism to the dialectic of enlightenment The structural transformation of democracy Habermas on politics and discursive rationality Critical theory, pragmatic epistemology and the social sciences Critics, observers, and participants Two forms of critical theory Social inquiry as practical knowledge Pluralism and critical theory Reflexivity, perspective taking and practical verification A critical theory of globalization Democratic inquiry Transnational critical theory Social facts, normative ideals and multiperspectival theory The fact of globalization and the possibility of democracy The emerging ideal of a multiperspectival democracy The multiperspectival public sphere The critical and innovative potential of transnational interaction Critical theory and normative inquiry    Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text paper is February 13, 2021.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 17 Feb 2020 09:59:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/287497/singapore-to-host-international-conference-on-philosophy ‏The Vat' by Moradi Kermani published in Italy http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287440/the-vat-by-moradi-kermani-published-in-italy Speaking to IBNA correspondent, ALi Fereidouni, Secretary of the Grant Plan of the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance said that the book received 1500 € through the plan and has been published by Ca' Foscari University Press in ‎Venice‏   The Grant Plan of Iran's Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance aims to back the translation and publication of Iranian books into other languages. ‏ 'The Vat' by Moradi Kermani has been translated into Italian by a professor of Persian language and literature Daniela Meneghini and released by Edizioni Ca’ Foscari in 165 illustrated pages and 1000 copies.   The story of 'The Vat' is set in an Iranian village where the vat of the school from which to students drink water is broken and not usable anymore. The school manager, students and some village people try to find a solution for the problem and the story describes their efforts.   Six Iranian children books have also been published in Chinese through the Grant Plan by Cnpiec Publishing in that country such as 'I'm scared', 'The Amiable Sarah', 'The Moon and the Fox' and 'Mr. Frog' by receiving 6000 €.       ]]> Children Sun, 16 Feb 2020 13:15:27 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287440/the-vat-by-moradi-kermani-published-in-italy Bilingual version of 'The Little Black Fish' published http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287297/bilingual-version-of-the-little-black-fish-published According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been already translated into various languages such as English, Swedish, Italian, Turkish and so on. The new English translation of ‘The Little Black Fish’ has been carried out by Laila Ali-Madadi Zonouzi and released by Paida va Nahan Publishing in 500 copies.   First published by Iran's Center for the Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults in 1968, the new translation of The Little Black Fish into English by Tiny Owl with its award-winning original illustrations got first in David Cadji Newby's top 10 children's books list for 'The Guardian' in April 2015.   Earlier, the illustrations by Farshid Mesghali won several awards including the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1974.   The story is told through the voice of an old fish speaking to her 12,000 children and grandchildren. She describes the journey of a small black fish who leaves the safety of the local stream to venture into the world.   The path of the little fish leads down a waterfall and along the length of the river to the sea. Along the way, the fish meets several interesting characters, including a helpful lizard and the dreaded pelican.   With both wisdom and courage, the fish travels far and the tale eventually ends with the Little Black Fish setting a lasting example for others.    Samad Behrangi was a teacher, social critic, folklorist, translator, and short story writer. He is ‎famous for his children's books.‎ 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.         ]]> Children Sat, 15 Feb 2020 12:34:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287297/bilingual-version-of-the-little-black-fish-published ‎'Your Place in the Universe' conveys astronomy's excitement‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287439/your-place-in-the-universe-conveys-astronomy-s-excitement According to IBNA correspondent, the book which presents an in-depth yet accessible tour of the universe has been translated into Persian by Varoujan Hartoun and has been relesed by Mazyar Publishing in 256 pages.   How is a galaxy billions of light-years away connected to us? Is our home nothing more than a tiny speck of blue in an ocean of night? In 'Your Place in the Universe: Understanding Our Big, Messy Existence' cosmologist Paul M. Sutter emphasizes how amazing it is that we are part of such a huge, complex, and mysterious place.   Through metaphors and uncomplicated language, Sutter breathes life into the science of astrophysics, unveiling how particles, forces, and fields interplay to create the greatest of cosmic dramas. Touched with the author's characteristic breezy, conversational style--which has made him a breakout hit on venues such as The Weather Channel, the Science Channel, and his own popular Ask a Spaceman! Podcast-he conveys the fun and wonder of delving deeply into the physical processes of the natural universe.   He weaves together the past and future histories of our universe with grounded descriptions of essential modern-day physics as well as speculations based on the latest research in cosmology.   Topics include our place in the Milky Way galaxy; the cosmic web-a vast web-like pattern in which galaxies are arranged; the origins of our universe in the big bang; the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy; how science has dramatically changed our relationship to the cosmos; conjectures about the future of reality as we know it; and more.     ]]> Technology and Science Thu, 13 Feb 2020 11:38:47 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287439/your-place-in-the-universe-conveys-astronomy-s-excitement Raymond ‎Williams' seminal book, ‘Culture and Society’ released http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287288/raymond-williams-seminal-book-culture-and-society-released According to IBNA correspondent, the book which explores the development of the notion of culture in the West especially in ‎England has been jointly translated into Persian by Ali-Akbar Ma’soum-Baigi and Nastaran Mousavi and released by Nehgah Publishing.   The organizing principle of ‘Culture and Society’ 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.   ‘Culture and Society’ in Persian has been published in 547 pages.   ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 12 Feb 2020 11:54:45 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287288/raymond-williams-seminal-book-culture-and-society-released The complete ‘Shahnameh’ rendered into French ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287148/the-complete-shahnameh-rendered-into-french According to IBNA correspondent, Lecoq (1939) a Belgian Iranologist and a professor at Sorbonne Université has drawn on a version revised by Iranian scholar Seed Nafisi with a look at other versions including Moscow version, Jules Mohl version and Iranian Khaleghi Motlagh version.        The significant point of this version of ‘Shahnameh’ by Abul-Ghasem Ferdowsi is that Lecoq has tried to translate the book in the original meter of its verses, although in the introduction on the book, he writes that translating poems is a sort of betrayal as poems are rhythmic and musical.     ‘Shahnemeh’ is the national epic of Greater Iran. Consisting of some 50,000 "distichs" or couplets (two-line verses it’s one of the world's longest epic poems. It tells mainly the mythical and to some extent the historical past of the Persian Empire from the creation of the world until the Arab conquest of Iran in the 7th century.   The Persian masterpiece has already been translated into several languages including translations into French by Louis-Mathieu Langlès, then Jules Mohl who worked on it for 40 years but died before finishing the work.   Nahal Tajadod has already contributed to the translation of the Rumi and has written a fictionalized biography of the great master of Sufism.     ]]> Literature and Art Tue, 11 Feb 2020 11:07:11 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287148/the-complete-shahnameh-rendered-into-french ‎‘Franz Kafka’ provides opportunity to review leading Czech writer http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287149/franz-kafka-provides-opportunity-to-review-leading-czech-writer According to IBNA correspondent, the book with its graphic designs which gives further insight on the work of novelist and short-story writer Kafka for his aficionados has been translated into Persian by Reza Mirchi, directly from Czech language and released by Jahan-e Ketab Publishing in Tehran.   'Franz Kafka - A Man of His Time and Our Own' about the most famous native of Prague is intended for everyone who wishes to learn more about his life and work, and his world. It brings to life the world of Prague German literature, the world of Kafka’s interests, family and friends, and also the world of his strange stories, which continue to fascinate and puzzle both readers and experts.   The author of the text is the poet, translator and Germanist Radek Maly, twice recipient of the Magnesia Litera Prize. The illustrations have been created by Renáta Fučíková, a leading Czech illustrator and holder of many Czech and international awards.   The works of Kafka have been interpreted as exploring themes of alienation, existential anxiety, guilt, and absurdity. His best known works include 'Die Verwandlung' (The Metamorphosis), 'Der Process' (The Trial), and 'Das Schloss' (The Castle) have been translated into many languages and admired by critics and readers. 'Franz Kafka - A Man of His Time and Our Own' in Persian has been published in 112 pages and 1100 copies.     ]]> Literature and Art Mon, 10 Feb 2020 12:51:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287149/franz-kafka-provides-opportunity-to-review-leading-czech-writer Icelandic novel 'The Swan' at Iranian bookstores http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287088/icelandic-novel-the-swan-at-iranian-bookstores According to IBNA correspondent, 'The Swan' which won the 1991 Icelandic Literary Prize is influenced by magical realism as Bergsson is known in his homeland for translations of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and the debt to Garcia Marquez is clear in this sparsely sensual, idyllic fable.   The novel has been translated into Persian by Anisa Dehghani under the title, 'Sandwich Thief' bears a preface by Milan Kundra who writes that 'The Swan' is an enchanting novel on childhood and the landscape of Iceland is evident in each of its sentences. The book has been preleased by Naghsh-e Jahan Publishing.   A nine-year old girl is sent to live and work on a country farm to serve her probation for shiplifting, a common form of punishment in Iceland. There, in a powerful, unchanging landscape, she experiences a community torn between ancient tradition and new attitudes. She confronts new and painful feelings and has to face the unknown within herself and her alien surroundings.   The contrasts that Bergsson carefully develops throughout the novel, between the grotesque and the beautiful, the comical and the dramatic, come to a powerful conclusion in an almost surreal confrontation by a lake between the girl, the swan, and a lamb.   Bergsson attended the University of Iceland for his Teaching degree and then studied literature at the University of Barcelona. His first book came out in 1961. He has had twenty books in all including poetry and children's literature. He has won the Icelandic Literary Prize twice. In 2004, he won the Swedish Academy Nordic Prize, known as the 'little Nobel'.       ]]> Literature and Art Sun, 09 Feb 2020 15:09:54 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287088/icelandic-novel-the-swan-at-iranian-bookstores ‎‘Tworki’ by Marek Bienczyk challenges war in Europe ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287085/tworki-by-marek-bienczyk-challenges-war-in-europe According to IBNA correspondent, the novel which features a preface by Milan Kundera who writes that this novel is unlike any other novel has been translated into Persian with the title ‘Sonia Is Swinging under Gallows’ by Shirin Mo’tamedi and released by Naghsh-e Jahan Publishing in Tehran.     In ‘Tworki’, whose name comes out of a village just southwest of Warsaw, there is a psychiatric hospital and in that hospital, the patients and their caretakers are hidden from the war just outside their iron gates. Our hero, Jurek, answers an ad in the paper for a job there and finds himself keeping the books alongside a knockout strawberry blonde named Sonia.   They and their group of friends—vital young people like Marcel, an initial rival for Jurek; Olek, Sonia’s chosen love; and Janka, with whom Jurek becomes involved—do their jobs and picnic on the weekends.   Jurek speaks often of, and even in, verse, whether he is talking to his friends or in letters to a distant and admiring cousin. He and his friends live lives that defy the discord and destruction of the war in Europe, striving to rediscover or save whatever beauty they can. Much of this beauty is embodied by Sonia, who is beloved of all the friends and patients at the asylum.   But the revitalizing spring they all hope will come for Poland is not to arrive this year. Despite the relative safety of their odd surroundings, the world and the war soon come for the friends. Olek’s absences are longer and unexplained. Marcel is not what he seems, and he and his wife mysteriously disappear, she says, to the gas. And the perfection that Sonia embodies cannot ultimately be kept, by the friends, by the nation, or even by Sonia herself.   Marek Bienczyk is the critically-acclaimed author of ‘Terminal’, a novel, and of several collections of essays and literary criticism, most recently ‘The Eyes of Dürer: On Romantic Melancholy’. An expert on French culture, he is also a prolific translator of Milan Kundera and Roland Barthes, among others. He teaches in the Institute of Literary Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences and lives in Warsaw.   ]]> Literature and Art Sun, 09 Feb 2020 12:14:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287085/tworki-by-marek-bienczyk-challenges-war-in-europe Shiraz selected Iran’s 2020 Book Capital http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287235/shiraz-selected-iran-s-2020-book-capital According to IBNA correspondent, the ceremony attended by Minister of Culture and Islamic Guidance Seyyed Abbas Salehi, Head of the National Library and Archives Organizationand Ashraf Boroujerdi, CEO of Iran's Book House Institute Niknam Hosseinipour and a number of other cultural officials. Shiraz was selected from among several other nominees, such as Rey, Bam, Rafsanjan, Tabriz, Urmia and Bandar Abbas.   Earlier, the cities of Ahvaz, Neishabur, Bushehr, Kashan and Yazd were selected as book capitals in the last 5 years.   Iran’s Book Capital is selected annually by Culture Ministry in cooperation with other cultural organizations, such as the Iranian National Commission for UNESCO.   At the end of the ceremony, 10 Iranian villages from various provinces were also picked as Book Loving Villages of the Year. The villages are Vadeqan, Seyyedabad, Zo Eram, Bonegaz, Alavieh, Kheirabad Jalil, Khorshid, Isin, Seyyedshahab and Gerdkuh.            ]]> Literature and Art Sun, 09 Feb 2020 11:04:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287235/shiraz-selected-iran-s-2020-book-capital ‎'Me and Marvin Gardens' unveiled in Tehran‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287026/me-and-marvin-gardens-unveiled-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, the novel which was selected Washington Post Best Book of the Year in 2017 has been translated into Persian by Rezvan Khorramian and released by Jom'eh Publishing.   The unveiling ceremony was attended by the translator, expert Shahram Eghbalzadeh, a number of translators and researchers of children and young adults literature as well as the members of Book-Eaters club.      In 'Me and Marvin Gardens' Obe Devlin has problems. His family's farmland has been taken over by developers. His best friend Tommy has abandoned him. And he keeps getting nosebleeds, because of that thing he doesn't like to talk about.   So Obe hangs out at the nearby creek, in the last wild patch left, picking up trash and looking for animal tracks. One day, he sees a creature that looks kind of like a large dog. And as he watches it, he realizes it eats plastic. Only plastic. Water bottles, shopping bags...   No one has seen a creature like this before. The animal-Marvin Gardens-becomes Obe's best friend and biggest secret. But to keep him safe from the developers and Tommy and his friends, Obe must make a decision that might change everything.   'Me and Marvin Gardens' which was also a New York Public Library Best Book for Kids has been released in Persian in 1000 copies.   ]]> Children Sat, 08 Feb 2020 13:16:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287026/me-and-marvin-gardens-unveiled-in-tehran ‎2306 Iranian publishers to participate at 33rd TIBF‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/287025/2306-iranian-publishers-to-participate-at-33rd-tibf Speaking to IBNA correspondent, Ghader Ashna, CEO of Iran's Cultural Fairs Institute (ICFI) spoke on the latest figures of the participating publishers in the 33rd Tehran International Book Fair.   He said that 328 children books publishers, 1421 general publishers, 441 university presses and 116 educational publishers have registered to participate at the major cultural event in Iran.   The deadline for registration at the 33rd TIBF was February 3 which was extended to February 6.   Tehran International Book Fair is the top Iranian book event held annually. The 33rd Tehran International Book Fair scheduled for April 14 to 24 in Tehran.   The motto for this edition of the event which is “Book Means Life” and Turkey will be the guest of honor in the event.     ]]> Book Fair Sat, 08 Feb 2020 12:23:11 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/shortint/287025/2306-iranian-publishers-to-participate-at-33rd-tibf American missionary’s travelogue on Iran Published in Mashhad http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287150/american-missionary-s-travelogue-on-iran-published-in-mashhad According to IBNA correspondent, the book authored by a missionary for the Presbyterian board which as well as religious beliefs of Iranians, portrays the social and economic situation of Iran at that time has been translated by Navid Fazel Bakhsheshi and released by Beh-Nashr in 384 pages and 1000 copies.     In 1872, under the auspices of the American Mission Board, James Basset founded the first American mission at Tehran, Iran. Under his supervision other mission stations were founded, and in 1882 he became senior missionary and head of the Eastern Mission of Persia.   Basset wrote a volume of ‘Hymns in Persian’ (1875). He also wrote ‘A Grammatical Note on the Simnuni Dialects of the Persian’, ‘Among the Turcomans’ (1880), and ‘Persia, Eastern Mission’ (1890).       ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 08 Feb 2020 12:14:54 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287150/american-missionary-s-travelogue-on-iran-published-in-mashhad ‎‘John Stuart Mill’ on prominent English philosopher released http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287151/john-stuart-mill-on-prominent-english-philosopher-released According to IBNA correspondent, the book which is from the Past Masters series published by Oxford University Press has been rendered into Persian by veteran translator Khashayar Daihimi and released by No Publishing.   "Economist, philosopher, civil servant, and politician, John Stuart Mill (1806-1873) made his mark as a liberal in Victorian society. His major works--System of Logic and Principles--as well as his famous essays--"On Liberty" and "Women"--Reveal his extraordinary skill at clarifying difficult political and philosophical problems.   Based on a detailed assessment of the influences on Mill's life, William Thomas traces the main ethical, economic, and psychological doctrines explored in his work and offers an unusual interpretation of the origins and development of Mill's philosophy."   Mill was one of the most influential thinkers in the history of classical liberalism, he contributed widely to social theory, political theory, and political economy. Dubbed "the most influential English-speaking philosopher of the nineteenth century", Mill's conception of liberty justified the freedom of the individual in opposition to unlimited state and social control.       ]]> Religion and Thought Fri, 07 Feb 2020 12:03:45 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287151/john-stuart-mill-on-prominent-english-philosopher-released ‎‘The Tsar of Love and Techno’ published in Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287142/the-tsar-of-love-and-techno-published-in-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the novel which features dazzling, poignant, and lyrical interwoven stories about family, sacrifice, the legacy of war, and the redemptive power of art has been translated into Persian by Maryam Hosseinzadeh and released by Nashr-e No Publishing.   In ‘The Tsar of Love and Techno’ a 1930s Soviet censor painstakingly corrects offending photographs, deep underneath Leningrad, bewitched by the image of a disgraced prima ballerina. A chorus of women recount their stories and those of their grandmothers, former gulag prisoners who settled their Siberian mining town.   Two pairs of brothers share a fierce, protective love. Young men across the former USSR face violence at home and in the military. And great sacrifices are made in the name of an oil landscape unremarkable except for the almost incomprehensibly peaceful past it depicts.   Anthony Marra is The New York Times bestselling author of ‘A Constellation of Vital Phenomena’ (2013), his debut novel which also won an array of prizes including the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize, the Barnes and Noble Fiction Discover Award, the Grand Prix des Lectrices de Elle and the Athens Prize for Literature, and appeared on more than twenty Books of the Year lists.   ‘The Tsar of Love and Techno’ in Persian has been published in 360 pages.       ]]> Literature and Art Thu, 06 Feb 2020 13:41:33 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287142/the-tsar-of-love-and-techno-published-in-persian ‎‘Pink Floyd and Philosophy’ published in Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286954/pink-floyd-and-philosophy-published-in-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the pensive songs of Pink Floyd have been the subjects of many intellectual debates. Earlier in Iran, a selection of their lyrics under the title ‘The Division Bell’ was published over twenty years ago. ‘Pink Floyd and Philosophy’ has been translated into Persian by Yaser Pour-Esmaeil.   Pink Floyd's sound and light shows in the 1960s defined psychedelia, but their later recordings combined rock, orchestral music, literature, and philosophy. ‘Dark Side of the Moon’ and ‘The Wall’ ignored pop music's usual strictures to focus on themes of madness, despair, brutality, and alienation.   Here, 16 scholars set delve into the heart of Pink Floyd by examining ideas, concepts, and problems usually encountered not in a rock band's lyrics but in the pages of Heidegger, Foucault, and Sartre. These include the meaning of existence, the individual's place in society, the contradictions of art and commerce, and the blurry line between genius and madness.   The band's dynamic history allows the writers to explore controversies about intellectual property, the nature of authorship, and whether wholes, especially in the case of rock bands, are more than the sum of their parts.   ‘Pink Floyd and Philosophy: Careful with that Axiom, Eugene!’ in Persian has been released by Lega Publishing in 350 pages.     ]]> Religion and Thought Thu, 06 Feb 2020 11:43:43 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286954/pink-floyd-and-philosophy-published-in-persian Book of the Year World Award winners named http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287137/book-of-the-year-world-award-winners-named According to IBNA correspondent, Iran’s Book of the Year World Award is an annual event held by Iran’s Book House Institute of Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in two main categories, Islamic Studies and Iranian Studies which includes numerous parts and subdivisions.   The event was held as part of the ceremony of the 37th Islamic Republic of Iran’s Book of the Year Award attended by Iran’s President Hassan Rouhani and Culture Minister Seyyed Abbas Salehi in which the foreign scholar winners from Finland, Russia, Germany and China were introduced as follows:   1. ‘Khwadaynamag the Middle Persian Book of Kings’, Jaakko Hämeen-anttila, Brill, 2018.   2. ‘The Elements of Avicenna's Physics: Greek Sources and Arabic Innovations’, Andreas Lammer , De Gruyter, 2017.   3. ‘Russia's Turn to Persia: Orientalism in Diplomacy and Intelligence’, Denis V. Volkov, Cambridge University Press, 2018.   4. ‘Studien zur Rationalitätsgeschichte im älteren Iran: Ein Beitrag zur Achsenzeitdiskussion’, Götz König, Harrassowitz Verlag, 2018.   5. ‘Predication and Ontology Studies and Texts on Avicennian and Post-Avicennian Readings of Aristotle’s Categories’, Alexander Kalbarczyk, De Gruyter, 2018.     ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 05 Feb 2020 16:01:47 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287137/book-of-the-year-world-award-winners-named IBNA hosts Book of the Year World Award winners ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286943/ibna-hosts-book-of-the-year-world-award-winners According to IBNA correspondent, the winners paid their visit before the closing ceremony of the 27th I.R. Iran's Book of the Year World Award. Jaakko Hameen-Anttila, a professor at the University of Helsinki who has carried out a prose translation of first half of Ferdowsi’s epic masterpiece ‘Shahnameh’ into Finnish is one of the winners. He has based his work on the Persian version of ‘Shahnameh’ by a noted Iranian ‘Shahnameh’ researcher Jalal Khaleqi-Motlaq.   Denis V. Volkov from Russia, the assistant professor in Middle Eastern History at the University of Manchester who has spent almost fifteen years in Iran, working in the field of interstate economic cooperation between Russia and Iran won the award for his book ‘Russia's Turn to Persia: Orientalism in Diplomacy and Intelligence’. The third scholar Alexander Kalbarczyk he has been a member of the British-German research project ‘Major issues and controversies of Arabic logic and philosophy of language’ (based at Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Cambridge) whose book ‘Predication and Ontology: Studies and Texts on Avicennian and Post-avicennian Readings of Aristotle’s Categories (Scientia Graeco-arabica)’ was the other winner.   During their visit, they were accompanied by Niknam Hosseinipour, CEO of Iran’s Book House Institute and Ahmad-Ali Heidari, Secretary of the 37th Iran's Book of the Year World Award and the 27th Iran's Book of the Year World Award.         ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 05 Feb 2020 12:32:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286943/ibna-hosts-book-of-the-year-world-award-winners ‎‘Khwaday-Namag’ to be reviewed at Literati House http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287147/khwaday-namag-to-be-reviewed-at-literati-house According to IBNA correspondent, the event will be attended by Hameen-Anttila a professor at the University of Helsinki as well as two Iranian experts, Mahmoud Jafari Dehaghi and Ehsan Changizi who will make speech on the book.   ‘Khwaday-Namag’ (Book of Lords) was a Middle Persian history text from the Sasanian era, now lost, imagined first by Theodor Nöldeke to be the common ancestor of all later Persian-language histories of the Sasanian Empire, a view which has recently been disproven.   It was supposed to have been first translated into Arabic by Abd-Allāh Ibn al-Muqaffaʿ (d. 757 AD), who had access to Sasanian court documents. According to Nöldeke's theory, the book itself was composed first under the reign of Khosrow I Anushirvan (r. 531-579), and redacted in the reign of the last Sasanian monarch, Yazdegerd III (r. 632–651). Khwaday-Namag was the primary source of Persian book Shahnameh (Book of kings) written by Ferdowsi.   The meeting has been scheduled for Tuesday, February 4 at 3 to 5 p.m.     ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 04 Feb 2020 14:16:32 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287147/khwaday-namag-to-be-reviewed-at-literati-house ‎'The Philosopher and the Wolf' at Iranian bookstores ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286947/the-philosopher-and-the-wolf-at-iranian-bookstores According to IBNA correspondent, the book which is the best-known work by Mark Rowlands has been translated into Persian by Shahab e-Din Abbasi and released by Khazeh Publishing as a work from the series of Walking with Philosophy by this publisher.   This book charts the relationship between Mark Rowlands, a rootless philosopher, and Brenin, his well-traveled wolf. After acquiring Brenin as a cub, it quickly became apparent that Brenin was never to be left alone, as the consequences to Mark’s house and its contents were dire.   As a result, Brenin and Mark went everywhere together—from classroom lecture to Ireland, England, and France. More than just an exotic pet, Brenin exerted an immense influence on Rowlands as both a person, and, strangely enough, as a philosopher, leading him to re-evaluate his attitude to love, happiness, nature and death.   Mark Rowlands (born 1962) is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Miami, and the author of several books on the philosophy of mind, the moral status of non-human animals, and cultural criticism. His other works include 'Animal Rights' (1998), 'The Body in Mind' (1999), 'The Nature of Consciousness' (2001), 'Animals Like Us' (2002)   ‘The Philosopher and the Wolf: Lessons from the Wild on Love, Death, and Happiness’ in Persian has been published in 136 pages.     ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 04 Feb 2020 11:50:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286947/the-philosopher-and-the-wolf-at-iranian-bookstores Book House CEO condemns Trump's anti-cultural policies http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286874/book-house-ceo-condemns-trump-s-anti-cultural-policies   According to IBNA correspondent, at that news conference which was held on Sunday, February 2, Hosseinipour referred to the statements made by the U.S. President Donald Trump and his tweets about attacking cultural centers in Iran saying that some Iranian libraries are more dated than the United States which proves the long standing roots of Iranian civilization and culture.   “Like a phoenix which is cyclically born again, Iranian culture and civilization have always revived and no one can rival or challenge them since our culture has regenerated in the course of history and Iranians have always honored it,” he said.     He condemned the act of book burning throughout the world and referred to the burning of Quran as an anti-cultural action against a book which is holy for Iranians and other Muslims. Hosseinipour also stressed that the burning of 'Harrison's Principles of Internal Medicine' which was done by some persons with political intentions in Iran is not also defendable.   Elsewhere in his remarks, CEO of Iran's Book House Institute elaborated on the process of holding the 37th Islamic Republic of Iran's Book of the Year Award.   “In the last 36 editions of this event over 300,157 titles of books have been evaluated by the juries and among them 1642 works have been selected as the best or honored in various fields of religion, practical sciences, social sciences, history and geography, philosophy, psychology, special sciences, children books and general books.”    On the books judged at the 37th Islamic Republic of Iran’s Book of the Year Award, Hosseinipour said: "In this edition, 13 works have been selected as the best and 41 works will be honored by the jury panel."   "We will also have six winners of the 27th Islamic Republic of Iran’s Book of the Year World Award including from Finland, Russia, Germany and China," he added.   The closing ceremony of the 37th Iran’s Book of the Year Award is scheduled for February 5 at 5 -7 p.m. at Vahdat Hall in Tehran. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will possibly attend the event.   The Islamic Republic of Iran’s Book of the Year World Award is an annual event held by Iran’s Book House Institute of Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance in two main topics, Islamic Studies and Iranian Studies which includes numerous parts and subdivisions, some of which are as follows:   A) Islamic Studies: History of Islam, Islamic Civilization, Quranic and Hadith Studies, Islamic Theology & Philosophy, Islamic Mysticism, Islamic Law and Jurisprudence, Translation of Classic Islamic Texts, Islamic Economics, Contemporary Islamic Studies, Islamic Arts & Architecture, History of Science, etc.   Books to be considered can be in any language, while need to be on either Islamic Studies or Iranian Studies. They also have to be published (in their first edition) outside of Iran.   B) Iranian Studies: History of Iran, Iranian Languages, Iranian Geography, Ancient Iranian Religions Civilization & History, Persian Literature, Iranian Arts & Architecture, History of Science in Iran, Iranian Anthropology, Translation of Great Iranian works, etc.     ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 03 Feb 2020 12:54:42 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286874/book-house-ceo-condemns-trump-s-anti-cultural-policies ‎‘Iran's Intellectual Revolution’ traces the roots of decisive Iranian event http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286953/iran-s-intellectual-revolution-traces-the-roots-of-decisive-iranian-event According to IBNA correspondent, in this work which has been translated into Persian by Mostafa Mehra’een, the author has tried to combine various key theories of sociology of religion to prove that considering the reasons behind a revolution demands a multidisciplinary approach to the subject.   ‘Iran's Intellectual Revolution’ argues that the focus on Iran’s volatile internal politics and its foreign relations has, according to Kamrava, distracted attention from more subtle transformations which have been taking place there in the intervening years.   After a post-revolution period, a more relaxed political environment opened up in Iran, which encouraged intellectual and political debate between learned elites and religious reformers. What emerged from these interactions were three competing ideologies which Kamrava categorises as conservative (Principalist in Iran), reformist and secular.   As the book aptly demonstrates, these developments, which amount to an intellectual revolution, will have profound and far-reaching consequences for the future of the Islamic republic, its people and very probably for countries beyond its borders. This thought-provoking account of the Iranian intellectual and cultural scene will confound stereotypical views of Iran and its clerics.   Mehran Kamrava is the Director of the Center for International and Regional Studies at Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar. His recent publications include ‘The Modern Middle East: A Political History since the First World War’ (2005) and ‘The New Voices of Islam: Rethinking Politics and Modernity’ (ed., 2006).   ‘Iran's Intellectual Revolution’ in Persian has been released by Kargadan Publishing in 296 pages and 700 copies.     ]]> History and Politics Mon, 03 Feb 2020 12:03:53 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286953/iran-s-intellectual-revolution-traces-the-roots-of-decisive-iranian-event Noted Iranian translator Bahman Farzaneh to be honored http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286782/noted-iranian-translator-bahman-farzaneh-to-be-honored  According to IBNA correspondent, the program has been organized by Bukhara Magazine in cooperation with Qoqnous Publishing.   Bahman Farzaneh who was born in Tehran in 1938 translated over 80 books from Italian, English, Spanish and French into Persian. He lived for many years in the Italian cities of Florence and Rome, but returned to Iran in spring 2013 and died in the February of the same year in Tehran.   His first published translation was 'Sweet Bird of Youth' (1959) by American writer Tennessee Williams’, which was published in 1964, when he was 26.   He went on to translate works by British novelist Roald Dahl, Italian writers Luigi Pirandello, Ignazio Silone, Vasco Pratolini, Gabriele D’Annunzio and Cuban-Italian writer Alba de Céspedes.   But his best known translation is 'One Hundred Years of Solitude' by Gabriel Garcia Marquez which is seen as one of the best literary translations in Iran. Farzaneh also wrote a novel titled 'Rough Draft' which was reprinted by Qoqnous Publishing after so many years.   ]]> Literature and Art Sun, 02 Feb 2020 12:38:37 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286782/noted-iranian-translator-bahman-farzaneh-to-be-honored Russia's change of Iranology objectives to be considered http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286946/russia-s-change-of-iranology-objectives-to-be-considered According to IBNA correspondent, the program is held at Faculty of Literature and Humanities of Tehran University in cooperation with Iran's Book House Institute.   Denis V. Volkov a winner of the 27th I.R. Iran's Book of the Year World Award ‎‎and Iranian expert Goudarz Rashtiani will make speech at the meeting, "A Consideration of Changes in Objectives and Approaches in Iranology from Tsarist Russia to the Soviet Union".    Volkov is Assistant Professor in Middle Eastern History at the University of Manchester. He spent almost fifteen years in Iran, working in the field of interstate economic cooperation between Russia and Iran.   His research interests include the history and the present of Russo-Iranian relations, Russia's Oriental studies, intellectual history, Russian and Iranian nationalism, and, particularly, Russian émigré Orientalists.   His most recent publications are 'Vladimir Minorsky (1877-1966) and the Iran-Iraq War (1980-8), or The Centenary of 'Minorsky's Frontier',' in Russians in Iran: Diplomacy and Power in Iran in the Qajar Era and Beyond, edited by Rudolph Matthee and Elena Andreeva (2018), and 'War and Peace in the Other and the Self: Iran through the eyes of Russian spies' in the journal Cahiers de Studia Iranica (2018). ‎   ]]> History and Politics Sun, 02 Feb 2020 11:47:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286946/russia-s-change-of-iranology-objectives-to-be-considered ‎'Nancy Knows' available to Iranian children‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286784/nancy-knows-available-to-iranian-children According to IBNA correspondent, the book which won the 2015 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award in Canada has been translated by Mina Pour-Sha'bani and released by Michka, children department of Mobtakeran Publishing.   Nancy knows she's forgotten something. Something important. When she tries to remember, she thinks of all kinds of other things instead. She remembers things she knows and things she doesn't quite know. She remembers things one way, then another.   Sometimes she remembers with her ears or her stomach or even her heart. But Nancy knows she's still forgetting something. It's only when Nancy stops thinking altogether that she finally remembers the very important thing she's forgotten.   ‘Nancy Knows’ is the story of an elephant who remembers lots of things, except the very thing she is trying to remember.   Cybèle Young is an internationally renowned artist best known for her intricate paper sculpture. She is currently represented by galleries in New York, Calgary and Vancouver. ]]> Children Sat, 01 Feb 2020 13:33:46 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286784/nancy-knows-available-to-iranian-children ‎‘Creating Military Power’ a key book on the subject http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286709/creating-military-power-a-key-book-on-the-subject According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Ali Joshaghani, Farhad Nazari and Mohammad Amin Faqih into Persian and has been shortlisted for the 37th Iran’s Book of the Year Award. The work has been published by Education and Research Institute of Defense Industry in our country.   ‘Creating Military Power’ examines how societies, cultures, political structures, and the global environment affect countries' military organizations. Unlike most analyses of countries' military power, which focus on material and basic resources such as the size of populations, technological and industrial base, and GNP this volume takes a more expansive view.   The study's overarching argument is that states' global environments and the particularities of their cultures, social structures, and political institutions often affect how they organize and prepare for war, and ultimately impact their effectiveness in battle.   The creation of military power is only partially dependent on states' basic material and human assets. Wealth, technology, and human capital certainly matter for a country's ability to create military power, but equally important are the ways a state uses those resources, and this often depends on the political and social environment in which military activity takes place.   Risa A. Brooks is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Northwestern University. Elizabeth A. Stanley is Assistant Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and in the Department of Government at Georgetown University.   ]]> Technology and Science Sat, 01 Feb 2020 12:44:22 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286709/creating-military-power-a-key-book-on-the-subject 'Women in the Lives of 20th Century Dictators' out http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287086/women-in-the-lives-of-20th-century-dictators-out According to IBNA correspondent, the book with the original title 'Las mujeres de los dictadores' tries to describe the role played by these women in the life and political career of the 20th century dictators whether they were Wives, Lovers, or Muses.   The book has been translated into Persian by Mohammad-Ali Asgari under the title 'Dictators' Women' and has been released by Paidayesh Publishing. ‘Women in the Lives of 20th Century Dictators' was originally published in two volumes but the Persian version is in a single volume.   Among the dictators whose women have been detailed in the book are Lenin, Stalin, Hitler and Mussolini, Mao Zedong, Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein.   Through a feminine view the book tries to delve into the untold stories of these women and their relations with the totalitarian figures, the women who were somehow influential in the genesis of the dictators or released them from political isolation.   ‘Women in the Lives of 20th Century Dictators' in Persian has been published in 549 pages.   ]]> History and Politics Fri, 31 Jan 2020 12:48:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287086/women-in-the-lives-of-20th-century-dictators-out Dubai to host International Conference on Philosophy of Race ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/287140/dubai-to-host-international-conference-on-philosophy-of-race According to IBNA correspondent quoting from Waset.org, International Conference on Philosophy of Race and Racial Injustice aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Philosophy of Race and Racial Injustice.   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 Philosophy of Race and Racial Injustice   Topics of the conference include:   Racial injustice and privilege Aesthetics and Race Critical Race Theory Cosmopolitanism Epistemologies of Ignorance Implicit Bias Intersectionality Phenomenology of Race Race and Class Race and Culture Race and Ethnicity Race and Gender Race and IQ Race and Science Whiteness   Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text papers is February 13, 2021.       ]]> Religion and Thought Wed, 29 Jan 2020 12:00:51 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/287140/dubai-to-host-international-conference-on-philosophy-of-race Montaigne's 'Essays' published in Persian http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286658/montaigne-s-essays-published-in-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the work which describes real human with his all paradoxes, complexities and constant changes has been rendered into Persian by the veteran Iranian translator Ahmad Sami'ei Gilani and released by Niloufar Publishing.   In 1572 Montaigne, one of the most significant philosophers of the French Renaissance retired to his estates in order to devote himself to leisure, reading and reflection. There he wrote his constantly expanding 'Essays', inspired by the ideas he found in books contained in his library and from his own experience.   In this work, he discusses subjects as diverse as war-horses and cannibals, poetry and politics, sex and religion, love and friendship, ecstasy and experience. But, above all, Montaigne studied himself as a way of drawing out his own inner nature and that of men and women in general.   The Essays are among the most idiosyncratic and personal works in all literature and provide an engaging insight into a wise Renaissance mind, continuing to give pleasure and enlightenment to modern readers.   Montaigne is known for popularizing the essay as a literary genre. His work is noted for its merging of casual anecdotes and autobiography with intellectual insight. ‘Essays’ contains some of the most influential essays ever written.   ‘Essays’ in Persian has  been published in 231 pages.   ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:10:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286658/montaigne-s-essays-published-in-persian International Festival of I'tikaf due in Qom http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286637/international-festival-of-i-tikaf-due-in-qom According to IBNA correspondent, the festival aims to preserve the culture of I'tikaf (religious seclusion) through arts, promote it in the Iranian society, and improve the religious culture and morals.   Reviving the true Islamic traditions by drawing on the model of  I'tikaf and support it in a bid to provide to ground for the artist to create spiritual works is among the other objectives of the event.   The scientific section of the festival will feature books, articles and university dissertations. The literary section will include poetry, fiction, diary and literary pieces. The art section will feature short films, screenplays, documentary films and photographs.   Call for the 6th International Scientific-Cultural Festival of I'tikaf was issued in August 2019 and deadline for submitting works to the secretariat of the event is February 19.   For more information the interested persons may call 98 25 32910338.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:03:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286637/international-festival-of-i-tikaf-due-in-qom ‎‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’ published in Tehran http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286653/me-and-earl-the-dying-girl-published-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, the debut novel of Jess Andrews has been translated into Persian by Bahareh Ghasempour and released by Khazeh Publishing in 284 pages.   In ‘Me and Earl and the Dying Girl’, Greg Gaines is the last master of high school espionage, able to disappear at will into any social environment. He has only one friend, Earl, and together they spend their time making movies, their own incomprehensible versions of Coppola and Herzog cult classics.   Until Greg’s mother forces him to rekindle his childhood friendship with Rachel.   Rachel has been diagnosed with leukemia—-cue extreme adolescent awkwardness—-but a parental mandate has been issued and must be obeyed. When Rachel stops treatment, Greg and Earl decide the thing to do is to make a film for her, which turns into the Worst Film Ever Made and becomes a turning point in each of their lives.   And all at once Greg must abandon invisibility and stand in the spotlight.   A film adaptation based on the novel was directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon in 2014, with an adapted screenplay by the author. The film premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival, where it won both the Audience award (Dramatic) and the Grand Jury Prize (Dramatic).       ]]> Literature and Art Sun, 26 Jan 2020 11:24:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286653/me-and-earl-the-dying-girl-published-in-tehran Forough's collected poems book wins Turkey's best translation award http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286533/forough-s-collected-poems-book-wins-turkey-best-translation-award According to IBNA correspondent, she was selected as the recipient of the award for the translation of five books of poems by Forough Farrokhzad titled, 'The Wind Will Carry Us' printed by Yapı Kredi Culture and Arts Publishing ‎in Istanbul.   Turkey's Award of the World Books is one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the country given during the last 27 years in various categories such as the best novel, the best detective novel and the best translation.   The award ceremony which was held in an Istanbul Hotel was attended by Turkish literati from different cities of the country. The organizer is the magazine 'World Literature' whose jury board selects the best after considering thousands of books released by various publishers.   Makbule Aras Eivazi has the translation of some other great works of Iranian literature such as ‘The Blind Owl’ by Sadegh Hedayat and ‘Winter Sleep’ by Goli Taraghi to Turkish in her career.         ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 25 Jan 2020 13:37:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286533/forough-s-collected-poems-book-wins-turkey-best-translation-award ‎"Night of Shayegan and India Study" due‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286627/night-of-shayegan-and-india-study-due   According to IBNA correspondent, the event is held on the occasion of the 85th birthday anniversary of the late Iranian philosopher and ‎author Dariush Shayegan by Bukhara Magazine in cooperation with the Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia and Farzan-e Rooz Publishing.   In this program, Iranian experts Kazem Mousavi Bojnourdi, Fathollah Mojtaba'ee, Nayer Tahouri, Mohammad-Mansour Hashemi and Ali Dehbashi will make speech on the  background of Shayegan studies and his works on philosophy, religions and cultural currents in the history of India.     Over half a century ago Shayegan authored the book 'The Religions and Philosophical Schools of India' which is still one of the key sources in this field.   Shyegan is considered a noted thinker whose ideas in his works on comparative philosophy are ‎reputed particularly in France. He studied in Sorbonne University in Paris under Henry ‎Corbin, and carried out several extensive researches on Persian mysticism and mystic ‎poetry.   He has written many pioneering works on the epistemological specificities of eastern and western cultures and the possibility of dialogue between them.   "Night of Shayegan and India Study" is scheduled for today at 5 p.m.       ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 25 Jan 2020 12:44:36 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286627/night-of-shayegan-and-india-study-due Istanbul to host Int'l Conference on Sociology, Islam ‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/286652/istanbul-to-host-int-l-conference-on-sociology-islam According to IBNA correspondent, quoting from Waset.org,  International Conference on Sociology, Islam and Civil Islam aims to bring together leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholars to exchange and share their experiences and research results on all aspects of Sociology, Islam and Civil Islam.   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 Sociology, Islam and Civil Islam.   Topics of the conference include: Sociology of Islam Principles Islam, economy and politics Globalization and Islam Islam and moral economy Islamic political tradition Neo-liberalism and Islamic activism From Islamism to Post-Islamism The multicultural ummah Religious field of Islam Modernization and globalization Reformist views on Islam and secularism Civil Islam Muslim society in the west Indigenous and immigrant faces of Islam Muslim converts and islamophobia Reflections on economic life and religiosity in a minority context Religious equality Islam and Muslim societies Religion–state relations   Deadline for submitting abstracts/full-text Paper is November 15, 2021.         ]]> Religion and Thought Sat, 25 Jan 2020 12:03:29 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/286652/istanbul-to-host-int-l-conference-on-sociology-islam Azerbaijani-Persian dictionary released http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287139/azerbaijani-persian-dictionary-released According to IBNA correspondent quoting from IRNA, while compiling this work, more than 140,000 words and expressions of the contemporary literary language of Azerbaijan have been used in 1,994 pages from other dictionaries, as well as contemporary Persian magazines and newspapers, which can be said has valuable features in terms of words and terms among the dictionaries published in Azerbaijani- Persian languages.   Karimov said the publication of this valuable work for Persian language and literature enthusiasts has been realized after effort for the past five years. Azerbaijani-Persian dictionary of the Baku State University professor is the 13th work of the author in the area of Persian language and literature.   The Azerbaijani- Persian dictionary will undoubtedly be of benefit to scholars, students, tourists, and those working in different areas of both Azerbaijan and Iran.   ]]> Literature and Art Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:47:38 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/287139/azerbaijani-persian-dictionary-released ‎‘Lucy's Lab’ centered on a girl who loves science http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286639/lucy-s-lab-centered-on-a-girl-who-loves-science According to IBNA correspondent, featuring illustrations by Elizabeth Zechel, ‘Lucy's Lab’ has been translated into Persian by Behzad Bapirvand. The series is aligned with curriculum guidelines to bring a love of science to young readers, inspiring them to start their own labs and explore their world.   On Lucy’s first day of second grade, she’s excited to meet her new teacher, Miss Flippo, and find out everything’s she’s going to learn about this year in school. And when Miss Flippo tells the class that they’re going to have their very own science lab, complete with lab coats and goggles, Lucy can’t wait to start exploring.   But one thing is troubling her. The tree that sat outside her first-grade classroom all year is gone. Where are the squirrels going to live?   Inspired by her classroom lab, Lucy starts her own research mission to find out what happened to the tree, and then to lobby for the school to plant a new one. With the help of her cousin, Cora, and their new classmates, Lucy discovers that science is everywhere you look, and a lab can be anywhere you look.   ‘Lucy's Lab’ in Persian has been released by the children and young adults department of Cheshmeh Publishing in 1000 copies.   ]]> Children Fri, 24 Jan 2020 11:14:26 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286639/lucy-s-lab-centered-on-a-girl-who-loves-science ‎'Without Blood' an original Italian story released http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286724/without-blood-an-original-italian-story-released According to IBNA correspondent, Alessandro Baricco’s novella which combines the smell of bullet and blood with a sense of life has been translated into Persian by Manouchehr Rostami and released by Parseh Publishing.   'Without Blood' is set in a farmhouse deep in the Italian countryside where a horrifying act of violence occurs. The one family survivor from this vendetta is four-year-old Nina. And she lives only because of an extraordinary act of mercy.   Many years later, as a woman in her fifties, Nina meets her childhood saviour and revisits the events of that fateful night, events which have shaped her entire life.   Highly visual and unforgettably sad, ‘Without Blood’ is a haunting book about damage, longing, memory, and forgiveness.   Alessandro Baricco is also a director and performer. His novels have been translated into a wide number of languages. In the following years his fame grew enormously throughout Europe, with his works topping the Italian and French best-seller lists. Larger recognition followed the adaptation of his theatrical monologue Novecento into the movie ‘The Legend of 1900’, directed by Academy Award-winning director Giuseppe Tornatore.        ]]> Literature and Art Thu, 23 Jan 2020 12:16:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286724/without-blood-an-original-italian-story-released ‎'Education with Character' to be reviewed in Tehran‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286532/education-with-character-to-be-reviewed-in-tehran According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has been translated into Persian by Aria Matin and Iman Bahirayi and released by the Research Center of Cultural and Social Studies will be reviewed by experts Gholam-Reza Zaker Salehi and Seyyed Mahmoud Nejati Hosseini.      The establishment of citizenship education as a compulsory subject has recently been accompanied by the government's policy of 'promoting education with character.' Schools are identified as having a crucial role to play in helping to shape and reinforce basic character traits that will ultimately lead to a better society. This radical new policy is explicitly linked to raising academic standards and to the needs of the emerging new economy.   'Education with Character' provides an introduction to character education within the British context by exploring its meanings, understandings, and rationale, through the perspective of a number of academic disciplines.   The author examines character education from a philosophical, religious, psychological, political, social and economic perspective to offer a more detailed understanding of character education and what it can offer. He also considers how British schools can implement character education successfully and what lessons we can draw from the American experience.   The review event which has been organized in cooperation with Tehran's Books City Institute is scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m.   ]]> Technology and Science Thu, 23 Jan 2020 11:01:27 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286532/education-with-character-to-be-reviewed-in-tehran ‎'The Manual of Detection' to be published in Persian‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286631/the-manual-of-detection-to-be-published-in-persian According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Shahriar Vaghfipour who says this work is a fairly new novel in detective genre which gained an international fame for Jedediah Berry. It received the Crawford Fantasy Award and the Dashiell Hammett Prize. 'The Manual of Detection' will be released by Seeb-e Sorkh Publishing in Tehran.           Synopsis of 'The Manual of Detection' reads: “In an unnamed city always slick with rain, Charles Unwin toils as a clerk at a huge, imperious detective agency. All he knows about solving mysteries comes from the reports he's filed for the illustrious detective Travis Sivart.   When Sivart goes missing and his supervisor turns up murdered, Unwin is suddenly promoted to detective, a rank for which he lacks both the skills and the stomach. His only guidance comes from his new assistant, who would be perfect if she weren't so sleepy, and from the pithy yet profound Manual of Detection (think ‘The Art of War’ as told to Damon Runyon).   Unwin mounts his search for Sivart, but is soon framed for murder, pursued by goons and gunmen, and confounded by the infamous femme fatale Cleo Greenwood. Meanwhile, strange and troubling questions proliferate: why does the mummy at the Municipal Museum have modern-day dental work? Where have all the city's alarm clocks gone? Why is Unwin's copy of the manual missing Chapter 18?”   ]]> Literature and Art Wed, 22 Jan 2020 12:52:48 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286631/the-manual-of-detection-to-be-published-in-persian Stephen, Lucy Hawking’s 'George and the Unbreakable Code' published http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286404/stephen-lucy-hawking-s-george-and-the-unbreakable-code-published According to IBNA correspondent, the work is the forth from the five-book series of ‘George’ which has been translated into Persian by Mohammad-Hossein Pourabbas and Amir-Hossein Farjadnasab and released by Sabzan Publishing in Tehran.         The book is a following to ‘George's Secret Key to the Universe’, ‘George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt’, and ‘George and the Big Bang’, and preceding ‘George and the Blue Moon’. It was actually authored by Lucy and Steven has supervised the work.   'George and the Unbreakable Code' reads: “George and his best friend Annie haven't had any space adventures for a while and they're missing the excitement. But not for long . . .   Seriously strange things start happening. Banks are handing out free money; supermarkets can’t charge for their produce so people are getting free food; and aircraft are refusing to fly. It looks like the world's biggest and best computers have all been hacked.   George and Annie will travel further into space than ever before in order to find out who is behind it.”   'George and the Unbreakable Code' in Persian has been published in 256 pages and 600 copies.   ]]> Technology and Science Wed, 22 Jan 2020 11:49:33 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286404/stephen-lucy-hawking-s-george-and-the-unbreakable-code-published Münster University to launch Iranology course http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286324/münster-university-to-launch-iranology-course According to IBNA correspondent, in the meeting, Palestinian-Austrian sociologist and Islamic ‎theologian Mouhanad Khorchide (PhD) informed Iranian cultural attaché to Berlin Hamid Mohammadi of the activities of the Islamic Studies Center.    ‎ He said that the center is the biggest of its own in German and has 900 students among them 30 are studying in PhD level and higher.   He added that the center is recruiting University instructors for Shia study course which is scheduled to be opened in 2021.   Mohammadi for his part expressed readiness to establish ties between Iranian universities and the University of Münster. He also referred to the background of relations between Iranian cultural attaché office and the German university saying that the cooperation between them will develop research and scholarly programs in the Islamic studies center of Münster University.   With more than 43,000 students and over 120 fields of study in 15 departments, it is Germany's fifth largest university and one of the foremost centers of German intellectual life.   The university offers a wide range of subjects across the sciences, social sciences and the humanities. Several courses are also taught in English, including PhD programs as well as postgraduate courses in geoinformatics, geospational technologies or information systems.         ]]> Religion and Thought Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:51:44 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286324/münster-university-to-launch-iranology-course ‎'Einstein's Greatest Mistake' reveals new aspects of genius scientist's work http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286325/einstein-s-greatest-mistake-reveals-new-aspects-of-genius-scientist-work According to IBNA correspondent, the book which is centered on the fallibility of the titan of modern physics has been translated into Persian by Mohsen Sa’di Khosrowshahi and released by by Ketabrah Publishing.   ‘Einstein's Greatest Mistake: A Biography’ reads: Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity and helped to lead us into the atomic age. Yet, in the final decades of his life, he was ignored by most working scientists, his ideas opposed by even his closest friends.   As the writer David Bodanis explains in Einstein s Greatest Mistake, this stunning downfall can be traced to Einstein s earliest successes and to personal qualities that were at first his best assets.   Einstein’s imagination and self-confidence served him well as he sought to reveal the universe's structure, but when it came to newer revelations in the field of quantum mechanics, these same traits undermined his quest for the ultimate truth.   Bodanis traces the arc of Einstein s intellectual development across his professional and personal life, showing how Einstein s conviction in his own powers of intuition proved to be both his greatest strength and his ultimate undoing.   An intimate and enlightening biography of the celebrated physicist, Einstein s Greatest Mistake reveals how much we owe Einstein today and how much more he might have achieved if not for his all-too-human flaws.   ‘Einstein's Greatest Mistake: A Biography’ in Persian has been released in 262 pages by Ketabrah Publishing in Tehran.   ]]> Technology and Science Tue, 21 Jan 2020 11:02:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286325/einstein-s-greatest-mistake-reveals-new-aspects-of-genius-scientist-work Hassanzadeh shortlisted for Hans Christian Andersen Award 2020‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286270/hassanzadeh-shortlisted-for-hans-christian-andersen-award-2020 According to IBNA correspondent, Hassanzadeh will compete with five other nominees at International Board on Books for Young People (IBBY) 2020, a Swiss non-profit organization committed to bringing books and children together and the winner will be announced at Bologna Book Fair 2020.   The other nominees are: Maria Cristina Ramos (Argentina), Bart Moeyaert (Belgium), Marie-Aude Murail (France), Peter Svetina (Slovenia) and Jacqueline Woodson (USA).   Hasanzadeh has published more than 80 books for children and young adults, including novels, short stories, legends, fantasy, humour, biography and poetry. Some of his books have been translated into other languages, including English, Turkish, Malay and Chinese.   His writing often deals with the subject of war, and particularly its effect on civilians; it takes a pacifist, humanist stance. Other topics include migration, homelessness and life in shanty towns.   He has won many book awards, including several Iran's Book of the Year Awards. He was the Iranian nomination for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2017 and 2018. He was a runner-up in the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 2018 and finally receive the diploma in the award ceremony in Athens, Greece.   His novel ‘Hasti’ has won several awards: winner in the Festival that teens judged, the Silver Sign award of the Flying Turtle Festival and the best book of the year on behalf of Children's Book Council.   Among the other books by Hassanzadeh are: ‘Love and Mirror’, ‘The Moonlight Guest’, ‘An Umbrella with White Butterflies’, ‘This Weblog Will Be Transferred', 'The Backyard', and 'Kooti Kooti Watch out You Don’t Catch a Cold’.     ]]> Children Mon, 20 Jan 2020 13:52:45 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286270/hassanzadeh-shortlisted-for-hans-christian-andersen-award-2020 ‎'Ancient Religions' available to Iranian readers http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286323/ancient-religions-available-to-iranian-readers According to IBNA correspondent, the book has been translated into Persian by Javad Firouzi, a member of the Theology Faculty of Semnan University who has also authored the book ‘An Introduction to Religious Studies’.   'Ancient Religions' argues that religious beliefs and practices, which permeated all aspects of life in antiquity, traveled well-worn routes throughout the Mediterranean: itinerant charismatic practitioners journeying from place to place peddled their skills as healers, purifiers, cursers, and initiators; and vessels decorated with illustrations of myths traveled with them.   New gods encountered in foreign lands by merchants and conquerors were sometimes taken home to be adapted and adopted. This collection of essays by a distinguished international group of scholars, drawn from the groundbreaking reference work Religion in the Ancient World, offers an expansive, comparative perspective on this complex spiritual world.   Sarah Iles Johnston is primarily known for her contribution to Classics, and in particular her research into Ancient Greek beliefs about what happened after death and how the dead and the living could interact, magic, divination and myths. Especially in her later work, she includes comparisons between ancient Greek ideas and practices and those of other cultures, both Mediterranean and non-Mediterranean.   Johnston holds professorships in Ohio State's Departments of Classics and of Comparative Studies. She also was the founding director of the Center For the Study of Religion at Ohio State (2006–2010).   'Ancient Religions' in Persian has been released by Tamdon-e Elmi Publishing in 1062 pages.   ]]> Religion and Thought Mon, 20 Jan 2020 12:08:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286323/ancient-religions-available-to-iranian-readers First Exhibition of Iranian publisher's translated books opened http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286217/first-exhibition-of-iranian-publisher-s-translated-books-opened According to IBNA correspondent, the opening ceremony of the exhibition which is titled "Translation Movement" will be attended by several cultural officials, writers and translators in Art Center of Islamic Propagation Organization at 4 p.m.   The move was initiated after the Leader of the Islamic Revolution Ayatollah Ali Khamenei stressed on the necessity for the translation of Iranian books into other languages.     Soureh Mehr has so far translated over 100 Iranian books to foreign languages such as 'Da', 'Farangis', 'Chess with Doomsday Machine' and so on, into English, Arabic, Russian, Urdu Turkish and other languages.   The exhibition, "Translation Movement" kicks off on January 20 and will run by January 24.   ]]> Book Fair Sun, 19 Jan 2020 11:39:31 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286217/first-exhibition-of-iranian-publisher-s-translated-books-opened Warsaw to host Int’l Conference of Hegel and Freedom http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/286394/warsaw-to-host-int-l-conference-of-hegel-and-freedom According to IBNA correspondent quoting from philevents.org , although at first glance the topic of the conference might appeal mainly to those researchers who deal with Hegel's practical philosophy (his legal and political theory, political and social philosophy, and aesthetics), it is aimed at Hegel’s entire oeuvre.   Therefore, the event welcomes presentations which take up various aspects of Hegel’s understanding of freedom both in his practical and theoretical philosophy. We put important questions up for debate: How is, generally, the relation between freedom and thinking to be understood?   What role does the moment of freedom play in the structure of Hegelian logic? What constitutes the freedom of spirit, which seems to function as the inner motor of the successive forms of consciousness and knowledge inside The Phenomenology of Spirit? Is there freedom in nature – the “Other“ of spirit – or is it only in the sphere of culture and Bildung, as its very own element?   These and the other questions outline the broad fields of the forms of freedom that are revealed in Hegel's complex work.   Topic areas include:   History of Western Philosophy Epistemology Metaphysics Philosophy of Action Philosophy of Language Philosophy of Religion Philosophy of Social Science Aesthetics Philosophy of Law Social and Political Philosophy   Deadline for Submitting articles to the event is January 31, 2020     ]]> Religion and Thought Sun, 19 Jan 2020 11:13:28 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/naghli/286394/warsaw-to-host-int-l-conference-of-hegel-and-freedom ‎'Where the Crawdads Sing' centered on ethology‎ http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286207/where-the-crawdads-sing-centered-on-ethology According to IBNA correspondent, a New York Times best-selling has been translated into Persian by Sarah Karimi. The earlier Persian translation of this work was carried out by Artemis Mas’oudi. The book features an engaging narrative of a murder mystery, coming of age and praising nature.   Synopsis of 'Where the Crawdads Sing' reads: “For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” have haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet town on the North Carolina coast. So in late 1969, when handsome Chase Andrews is found dead, the locals immediately suspect Kya Clark, the so-called Marsh Girl.   But Kya is not what they say. Sensitive and intelligent, she has survived for years alone in the marsh that she calls home, finding friends in the gulls and lessons in the sand. Then the time comes when she yearns to be touched and loved.”   In her novel, Owens reminds us that we are forever shaped by the children we once were, and that we are all subject to the beautiful and violent secrets that nature keeps.   Owens has also written the memoirs ‘Cry of the Kalahari, The Eye of the Elephant’, and ‘Secrets of the Savanna’, with her then-husband, Mark, about their time studying animals in Africa.   She is the co-founder of the Owens Foundation for Wildlife Conservation in Stone Mountain, GA. She has also worked as a roving editor for International Wildlife, lectured throughout North America, and has participated in conservation efforts for the grizzly bear throughout the United States.   The new Persian translation of 'Where the ‎Crawdads Sing' has been released by Elmi Publishing in 406 pages.   ]]> Literature and Art Sat, 18 Jan 2020 12:37:12 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286207/where-the-crawdads-sing-centered-on-ethology ‎‘Any Questions?’ available to Iranian children http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286406/any-questions-available-to-iranian-children   According to IBNA correspondent, the book which has also been illustrated by Gay herself has been translated into Persian by Mahboubeh Najafkhani and published by Iran’s Center for Intellectual Development of Children and Young Adults (ICIDCY) in 60 pages and 2500 copies.     The work is the winner of the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Illustrator’s Award; A School Library Journal Best Book of the Year; A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year among other honors it has received.   Many children want to know where stories come from and how a book is made. The picture book provides them with some delightfully inspiring answers though a fictional encounter between an author and some very curious children — together they collaborate on writing and illustrating a story.   Marie-Louise Gay has scribbled, sketched, scrawled, doodled, penciled, collaged, and painted the words and pictures of a story-within-a-story that show how brilliant ideas creep up on you when you least expect it and how words sometimes float out of nowhere, asking to be written.   ‘Any Questions?’ presents a world inhabited by lost polar bears, soaring pterodactyls, talking trees, and spotted snails, with cameo appearances by some of the author's favorite characters — a world where kids become part of the story and let their imaginations run wild, becoming inspired to create tales of their own.   At the end of the book, she provides answers to many of the questions children have asked her over the years, such as "Are you Stella?," "How did you learn to draw?," "Can your cat fly?," and "How many books do you make in one day?"   ]]> Children Sat, 18 Jan 2020 11:40:41 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286406/any-questions-available-to-iranian-children Sepehri's poems in French to be reviewed http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286142/sepehri-s-poems-in-french-to-be-reviewed According to IBNA correspondent, the poems of Sepehri translated by Daryush Shayegan into French will be focused in the meeting. The event will offer a view upon the perceptual foundations of translation; the aspects of phenomenology and fluidity of significance.   Semiologist and the university professor of French language and literature Hamid-Reza Sha'eiri will deliver a lecture in this event.   Sepehri is considered to be one of the five most famous Iranian poets who have practiced modern poetry alongside Nima Youshij, Ahmad Shamlou, Mehdi Akhavan-Sales, and Forough Farrokhzad.  Sepehri's poems have been translated into other languages as well including; English, French, Spanish and Italian.   The meeting is scheduled for Saturday, January 18 at 4 to 6 p.m.         ]]> Literature and Art Thu, 16 Jan 2020 11:55:36 GMT http://www.ibna.ir/en/doc/tolidi/286142/sepehri-s-poems-in-french-to-be-reviewed