Dr.

Shervin Farridnejad

Phone
+43 1 51581-6517

E-mail
Shervin.farridnejad(at)oeaw.ac.at


Biography

Studied Ancient and Middle Iranian Studies and Zoroastrianism as well as Art and Art History in the Universities of Göttingen und Tehran. 2014 doctoral degree in Philosophy (Dr. phil.) from the Georg-August-University of Göttingen. Since 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Iranian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. Since September 2016 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute of Iranian Studies (IFI) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW). Since 2015 Postdoctoral Research Fellow / Lecturer at the Institute of Religious Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. Since May 2015 Associate member of the Excellence cluster 264 – Topoi (The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations). Since 2015 Author of the Website Bibliographia Iranica. Since 2014 Editor of the peer-reviewed journal DABIR (Digital Archive of Brief notes & Iran Review). Since 2014 Member of the research group “Sasanika: Late Antique Near East” (University of California, Irvine). Since 2011 Member of the research group “Corpus Avesticum for a new edition of the Avesta” (CoAv). Since 2010 Member of the research group “Avestan Digital Archive” (ADA). 2013 – 2014 Research assistant of Prof. Dr. Philip G. Kreyenbroek in the book project “The Zoroastrian Tradition and Oral Transmission” (working title), Institute of Iranian Studies, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen. Summer term 2016 deputy professor of „Antike Religion und Kultur sowie deren Rezeptionsgeschichte“ at the Freie Universität Berlin.

 

Ausführlicher Lebenslauf

Main Research Focal Points

Main Research Focal Points

  • Antique and Late Antique Iranian Cultural and Religious History
  • Zoroastrian Religion, Rituals and Literature
  • Dynamics and interdependencies between Zoroastrians and non-Zoroastrians in the (early) Islamic Period
  • Zoroastrian Art and Iconography
  • Old and Middle Iranian Philology and Literature
  • Persianate Manuscript Cultures and Codicology
  • Zoroastrian Literatures
  • Judeo-Persian Literature
  • Digital Humanities

Current Projects

Current Projects

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Die Sprache der Bilder: eine Studie zur ikonographischen Exegese der anthropomorphen Götterbilder im Zoroastrismus. Iranica Series. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag (im Erscheinen).
  • Zoroastrianism. A Quick Reference on Selected Theological and Historical Key-Concepts. New York: Facts on File, 2016.
  • zusammen mit Ghelichkhani, Hamid Reza. Dictionary of Persian Calligraphy and Related Arts. Handbook of Oriental Studies (HdO) 109. Leiden: Brill, (im Erscheinen).
  • zusammen mit A. Joisten-Pruschke, and R. Gyselen, Hrsg. Faszination Iran. Beiträge zur Religion, Geschichte und Kunst des Alten Iran. Gedenkschrift für Klaus Schippmann. Göttinger Orientforschungen. III. Reihe: Iranica, Neue Folge 13. Wiesbaden: Otto Harrassowitz Verlag, 2015.
  • The Avestan Manuscript 4060 (RSPA230), Videvdad Iranian Sade of the British Library. Avestan Digital Archive Series 75. Salamanca: Universidad de Salamanca, 2014.
  • ‘The Iconography of Zoroastrian Angelology in Sassanian Art and Architecture’. In Spirits in Transcultural Skies, Auspicious and Protective Spirits in Artefacts and Architecture Between East and West, Herausgegeben von Katharina Weiler und Niels Gutschow, 19–41. Transcultural Research – Heidelberg Studies on Asia and Europe in a Global Context. Zürich: Springer Verlag, 2015.
  • ‘Das Zoroastrische Schlangenbuch „Mār-Nāme“. Zur Zoroastrischen Volksreligion Und Ophiomantik’. In Faszination Iran Beiträge Zur Religion, Geschichte Und Kunst Des Alten Iran Gedenkschrift Für Klaus Schippmann, Herausgegeben von Shervin Farridnejad, Rika Gyselen, und Anke Joisten-Pruschke, 51–86. Iranica, GOF III/NF 12. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz Verlag, 2015.
  • ‘Take Care of the Xrafstars! A Note on Nēr. 7.5’. The Digital Archive of Brief Notes & Iran Review (DABIR) 1 (2015): 11–13.
  • „Die Diadochen Zaraθuštras: Sukzession und religiöse Wissensvermittlung im Zoroastrismus“. In Sukzession in Religionen. Autorisierung, Legitimierung, Wissenstransfer. Ein Handbuch, herausgegeben von Almut-Barbara Renger und Markus Witte, 133–58. Berlin, Boston: de Gruyter, 2017.
  • ‘Scriptural and Personal Authority in Zoroastrianism’. In Autorität in antiker Religion und Wissenschaft. Akteure und Repräsentationen authority banner, Herausgegeben von Almut-Barbara Renger & Markus Asper,. Berlin, Boston: de Gruyter (in Bearbeitung).

 

Full list of publications