Dr. Roxana Zenhari

Focus

  • Iranian Art and Culture

  • Relation of text and images

  • Medieval Arabic and Persian Illustrated manuscripts

  • Persian literature, art and material culture of the 14th Century (Ilkhanid Period)
    and the 18th and 19th century (Qajar period)

  • Codicology

  • The reflection of mystical doctrine and the Islamic-Shi'ite faith in images and objects


Postdoctoral research projects

2017–2018

Scientific associate in Seminar for Iranian Studies at the University of Göttingen

2014–2017

Researcher on the project Mirzā ʿAli-Qoli Khoʾi: Analytical review of the total work of the main artist of lithographic illustrations in Persian books of the Qajar period (nineteenth century) Georg-August-University Göttingen. Head of the project: Prof. Dr. Ulrich Marzolph

2012–2013

Research associate at the project of digitization of lithographic Persian books


Education

Summer 2017

Islamic Codicology, provided by The Islamic Manuscript Association, Cambridge

2008-2012

PhD in Iranian Studies from the Seminar for Iranian Studies at the Georg-August-University Göttingen. Dissertation: “The Persian Medieval Romance Samak-e ʿayyār; Analysis of an Illustrated Inju Manuscript.” Completed May 29, 2012

2002-2005

Master of Arts in Fine Arts and History of Art, with a focus on Islamic Arts, from the Tehran University of Art, Iran. Master thesis: “An Analysis of the St. Petersburg Illustrated Manuscript of the Shāhnāme”

Summer 2002

Teaching methods, provided by Ministry of Education, Tehran

1996-2000

Bachelor of Fine Arts from Alzahra University, Tehran