Seminar für Iranistik

Selected Lectures and Talks

11/Jan/2018

“The Complexity of the Notion of Honour in Traditional Patriarchal Societies and its Reception by the Younger Generation in Germany: Kurds and Pashtuns as Case Studies”, Institut für Ethnologie, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany.

26/Nov/2017

with M. Sharapan “Perception of Tradition: Yezidis in Germany and Tibetan Buddhist coverts in Finland” during the 24th Nordic Intercultural Communication Conference, organised by Jyväskylä University, 23.–26.11.2017, Jyväskylä, Finland.

04/Nov/2017

with Ph. Kreyenbroek “Die ezidische religiöse Tradition: vom Oralen zum Schriftlichen? Eine Debatte über die Sinnhaftigkeit und Zweckmäßigkeit eines schriftlichen ezidischen Kanons“, during the conference "Die Eziden im 21. Jahrhundert: Zwischen (Religions-) Freiheit in der Diaspora und Genozid im Nahen Osten", organised by the Gesellschaft Ezidischer Akademiker/-innen, Bielefeld, Germany.

29/Jun/2017

"The transmission of the religious knowledge in Yezidism: between tradition and modernity", during the lecture series "Bayerisches Orientkolloquium SS-2017", Rahmenthema: "Kulturlandschaften Südostanatoliens und Mesopotamiens: Lokale und transnationale Perspektiven", Bamberg/Erlangen, Germany.

12/Dec/2016

"Transformations of the 'Mechanisms' of Transmission of the Yezidi Religious Knowledge", during the series of lectures "Religiöse Traditionen unter Kurden", organised by the Institute of Iranian Studies, Kh. Omarkhali, Göttingen, Germany.

24/Nov/2016

Keynote speech: "Transformations of the 'Mechanisms' of Transmission of the Yezidi Religious Knowledge: The Effects of Multiculturalism and Literacy" during the 23rd Nordic Intercultural Communication Conference "Communicating knowledge and values in multicultural settings", organised by NLA University College in cooperation with University of Agder, 24.-26.11.2016, Bergen, Norway.

09/Nov/2016

Festvortrag: "Der Jesidismus und die Jesiden", Sechster Empfang der Religionen: Jesiden, Universität Salzburg, das Zentrum Theologie Interkulturell und Studium der Religionen, Salzburg, Austria.

03/Jun/2016

"The History of Kurdish Studies in Germany" at the Inauguration Ceremony of the International Private Institute for the Study of Kurdish Societies (IISKS), Göttingen, Germany.

21/Jan/2015

"Transformation of the Yezidi Religious Tradition", during the series of lectures "Das Ende der Vielfalt? Die Arabellion und die Zukunft der Minderheiten im Nahen Osten", Johann-Wilhelm-Fück-Vorlesungsreihe des Seminars für Arabistik/Islamwissenschaft am Orientalischen Institut der MLU im WS 2014/15, Halle, Germany.

5-6/Dec/2014

"The History and Current Situation of Kurdish Studies in Russia" during the workshop "Kurdische Studien als Lehrfach", organised by the Mustafa Barzani Arbeitsstelle für Kurdische Studien an der Universität Erfurt, Erfurt, Germany.

11/Apr/2014

"Some Remarks on Eschatological Beliefs of Yezidism", the International Symposium "Islamic Alternatives. Non-Mainstream Religion in Persianate Societies", sponsored by the DFG, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, 11-12.04.2014, Göttingen, Germany.

27/Apr/2013

"Current Situation of Kurdish Studies in Europe", Kurdish Studies Workshop in the Kurdish Institute in Vienna, 27-28.04.2013, Eichgraben, Austria.

23/Feb/2013

"Kurdish Studies in Europe: History, Current Situation, and Perspectives", International Symposium: Kurdistan and Kurdish Diaspora 1983-2013, organised by the Kurdish Institute in Paris, Paris, France.

1-3/May/2011

"Yezidi Qewls" and "Kurdish Studies in Germany", 2nd World Congress of Kurdish Studies, organised by the Kurdish Institute of Paris in partnership with Duhok University, 1-3.05.2011, Duhok, Kurdistan Region in Iraq.

14-16/Dec/2010

International Conference "Revitalizing Research in Kurdistan", organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Kurdistan Regional Government. December 14-16, 2010, Erbil, Kurdistan region in Iraq.

13/Dec/2010

Invited speaker: "Yezidi Cosmogonic Myths. To the question of the comparative analysis of Yezidism, Yaresan (Ahl-e Haqq) and Zoroastrianism", the Kurdistan Academy of Science in Erbil, Kurdistan Region in Iraq.

02/Nov/2010

"Historical preconditions for the formation of the Canon in Yezidism", "Cultural and religious traditions, social and political transformation, conflicts and interaction in the Near and Middle Eastern countries region (Turkey, Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, ethnic Kurdistan)", organised by the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Countries Studies of the Institute for Oriental Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences (CNMECS), 01-03.11.2010, Moscow, Russia.

30/Oct/2010

"Diachronic approach to the Yezidi Myth of Cosmogony", the second international conference "The World of Islam: History, Society, Culture", organised by the Peoples' Friendship University of Russia, 28-30.10.2010, Moscow, Russia.

22/Sep/2010

"Current concerns with a Canon and historical preconditions for its formation in the Yezidi society of Today", "31. Deutschen Orientalistentag. Spiegelungen, Projektionen, Reflexionen", organised by the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies of the Philipps-Universität Marburg, 20-24.09.2010, Marburg, Germany.

24/Nov/2009

Invited speaker: "Yezidism. View from inside", organised by St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace and Gulan promoting Kurdish art and culture, London, the United Kingdom.

07/Oct/2009

Invited speaker: "Kurds in the Former Soviet States", Adam Mickiewicz University, Faculty of new Language and Literature, Poznań, Poland.

08/Oct/2009

Invited speaker: "Yezidi Cosmogonic Myths", Adam Mickiewicz University, Workroom of Kurdish Studies at the Faculty of new Language and Literature, Poznań, Poland.

09/Oct/2009

Invited speaker: "The Structure of the Yezidi Society. The caste-theocratic division and the Yezidi clan and tribal system", Adam Mickiewicz University, Institute of Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Poznań, Poland.

1-3/Apr/2009

"Current concerns with a Canon in the nowadays Yezidi society", the International conference "The Kurds and Kurdistan: History, Politics, Culture," The University of Exeter, School of Humanities and Social Sciences, Exeter, the United Kingdom.

20/Mar/2009

"Yezidi religious literature: basis, functions, exegesis", Seminar on Iranian Kurds, organised by the Department of the Kurdish Studies, Institute of Oriental Philology of the Jagiellonian University, the Kurdish Centre for Documentation and Information in Krakow, Krakow, Poland.

01/Nov/2008

"Qewl û meneyên êzdiyan û rola wan", Conference on Sheikh Fakhrê Adiyan, organised by Yezidischen Forum e. V. Oldenburg (Deutschland), 31.10-02.11.2008, Oldenburg, Germany.

6-7/Jun/2008

"The status and role of the Yezidi legends and myths. To the question of the comparative analysis of Yezidism, Yaresan (Ahl-e Haqq) and Zoroastrianism: a common substratum?", the International Symposium "Non-Islamic religions in Iran: a non-essentialist perspective", sponsored by the Graduate Research Program (Graduiertenkolleg "Götterbilder - Gottesbilder - Weltbilder"), Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany.

13/Apr/2007

"Yezidi religious observances", the International scientific Workshop "Yezidism in Transition - Communities at Home and in the Diaspora", Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main (Deutschland), 12-15.04.2007, Frankfurt on Maine, Germany.

6-9/Sep/2006

"Symbolism of birds in Yezidism", World Congress of Kurdish Studies, organised by the Kurdish Institute of Paris in partnership with Salahadin University, Erbil, Kurdistan Region in Iraq.

4-6/Apr/2006

"Стер: святыни йезидов Армении и Грузии" [Ster: sacred places of Yezidis of Armenia and Georgia], the International conference "Asian and African Studies in the Universities of Saint-Petersburg, Russia, Europe", St Petersburg, Russia.

15/Feb/2006

"Rites de passage in Yezidism, Zoroastrianism and Vedic Religions", the International scientific conference "Iran: Cultural and historical tradition and dynamics of development", 14-16.02.2006, Moscow, Russia.

05/Jun/2005

Invited speaker: the seminar on Yezidism, organised by The World Zoroastrian Organization (WZO), London, the United Kingdom.

19/Jun/2004

"Formation of the Yezidi Priesthood Hierarchy in Lalish", the International scientific conference "Hierarchy and power in the history of the civilizations", Russian State Humanities University, 18-21.06.2004, Moscow, Russia.

18/May/2004

"On the question of the genesis of Yezidism: in connection with the initiation ceremony in Vedic religion, Zoroastrianism and Yezidism", the International scientific conference on Kurdish Studies, Jagellonian University, 17-19.05.2004, Krakow, Poland.