In celebration of Noruz, Roshan Institute for Persian Studies will be presenting “Paradeisos: Origins and Historical Development of Persian Gardens,” a talk by Professor Mohammad Gharipour, as part of The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Lecture Series at the University of Maryland, College Park. The Series is named in honor of Dr. Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali, the Founder, Chair and President of Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute.

Dr. Mohammad Gharipour is Professor at the School of Architecture and Planning at Morgan State University in Baltimore. Previously, he taught at Southern Polytechnic State University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Maryland Institute College of Art. He is the recipient of the Hamad Bin Khalifa Fellowship in Islamic Art (2007), the Sprio Kostof Fellowship Award from the Society of Architectural Historians (2008), the Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute Fellowship for the publication of his book, Persian Gardens and Pavilions: Reflections in History, Poetry and the Arts (2010), the Morgan State University Award for Outstanding Research (2013), and the National Endowment in Humanities Faculty Award (2014). In February 2016, he was selected by Diverse: Issues in Higher Education magazine as one of twelve minority scholars who are making their mark in academia. Dr. Gharipour has published extensively on architectural and landscape history. He is also the Director and Founding Editor of the International Journal of Islamic Architecture. He received his Ph.D. in Architecture from Georgia Institute of Technology (2009) and his Masters in Architecture from the University of Tehran (2001).

Monday, April 2, 2018 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | HJ Patterson 2114/2118 | University of Maryland, College Park

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