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Dr. Shervin Farridnejad - Curriculum Vitae
October 2016
 
Education
2009–2014   PhD in Ancient and Middle Iranian Philology and Zoroastrian Studies, Seminar für Iranistik der Georg-August-Universität, Göttingen.
Dissertation: Die Sprache der Bilder: Eine Studie zur ikonographischen Exegese der anthropomorphen Götterbilder im Zoroastrismus [The language of images: A study on iconographic exegesis of the anthropomorphic divine images in Zoroastrianism] (defended at 21. July 2014. Awarded with summa cum laude).
2007–2009   Moving to Germany, participating in graduate and post-graduate seminars and lectures equivalent to an MA in Old and Middle-Iranian. 
2003–2006   MA in Iranian Studies, Visual Arts and Art History, Tarbiat Modares University Tehran (TMU).
1998–2002   BA in Fine Arts and Art History, Tehran University.
 
Post-Doc Research Projects
05/2015-   “Religious Authority in Zoroastrianism and the Question of Succession: textual authority versus priestly authority in Sasanian Iran”
Host: The Research Group B-5-1: The personal authorization of knowledge in ancient succession narratives; Excellence cluster 264 – Topoi (The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations).
11/2014–04/2015   “Vision of paradise in Zoroastrianism: a religious historical study of Sasanian Iran” [“Paradiesvorstellung im Zoroastrismus: eine religionshistorische Unterschung”]
Host: Institute of Iranian Studies, Georg-August-University of Göttingen (preliminary work).
 
Grants and Fellowships
05/2015-
  Associate member of the Excellence cluster 264 – Topoi (The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations).
2014–2015   Postdoctoral Fellowship of the GSGG.
2013–2014   Dissertation Write-up Fellowship of the Graduate School of Humanities Göttingen GSGG [Graduiertenschule für Geisteswissenschaften Göttingen] 
2008–2013   PhD Scholarship, Soudavar Memorial Foundation (SMF).
SS 2012   Research scholarship, GSGG-Forschungsstipendium für NachwuchswissenschaftlerInnen in Leids Instituut Godsdienstwetenschappen, Universität Leiden, Niederlande.
 
Academic Experience and Employment
Since 09/2016
  Research fellow at the Institute of Iranian Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences (ÖAW)
Since winter term 2016   Research fellow at the Institute of Iranian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
sommer term 2016   Deputy Professor at the Institute of Religious Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
2015–2016   Lecturer at the Institute of Religious Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
2015–2016   Lecturer at the Institute of Iranian Studies, Freie Universität Berlin
Since 2015   Reviewer and contributor of the bibliographical 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 of Digital Archive” (ADA).
2013–2014   Research assistant of Prof. Dr. Philip G. Kreyenbroek at the book project “The Zoroastrian Tradition and Oral Transmission” [working title], Institute of Iranian Studies, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
2010–2013   Member of the post graduate program 896: “Götterbilder – Gottesbilder – Weltbilder: Polytheismus und Monotheismus in der Welt der Antike”, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen.
 
Talks
  • 2010 “Gōbadšāh. Ikonographie eines altiranischen Mythos” in: 31. Deutscher Orientalistentag, 20.-24. September 2010, Marburg.
  • 2011 “Die kulturellen und sozialen Hintergründe in den Werken von Bahman Jalali”, 5. Juni 2011, Ausstellung Retrospektive des Werkes Bahman Jalalis, Sprengel Museum, Hannover.
  • 2011 “The Iconography of Zoroastrian Angelology in Sassanian Art and Architecture” in: Spirits in Transcultural Skies, June 30 - July 1 2011, Karl Jaspers Centre, Universität Heidelberg.
  • 2011 “Some Notations about the Palaeography of Avestan Manuscripts” in: 7th European Conference of Iranian Studies (ECIS), 7 - 10 September 2011, The Institute of Oriental Philology, Jagiellonian University of Cracow.
  • 2012 “On the Anthropomorphism and Theriomorphism of Zoroastrian Iconography in Sasanian Iran” in: The Ninth Biennial Iranian Studies Conference of The International Society for Iranian Studies (ISIS) 1 - 5 August 2012, Istanbul.
  • 2013 “Ikonographische Exegese in zoroastrischen Forschungen”, Seminar für Iranistik der Universität Göttingen.
  • 2015 “Zoroastrian Iconoclasm: A (Re)evaluation” in: Symposia Iranica. The 2nd Biennial International Conference on Iranian Studies, April 8-9. Downing College, University of Cambridge.
  • 2015 “The Zoroastrian “Holy Book”: The Understanding and Construction of the Avesta as a Book in Zoroastrian Tradition and Oriental Studies” in: Books as Material and Symbolic Artifacts in Religious Book Cultures, 28–29 May 2015. Käte Hamburger Kolleg, Center for Religious Studies, Ruhr University Bochum.
  • 2015 “Kings and Clerics. Ideology, Power and Religious Authority in the Sasanian Iran: A Zoroastrian View” in: International Workshop: Ideology, Power and Religious Change in Antiquity, 3000 BC – AD 600. University of Göttingen, 20–24 July 2015.
 
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