Call for Papers on “Iran and the World War II” Conference

21 June 2011

On the eve of the 70th anniversary of the Allies occupation of Iran, the National Library and Archives of the Islamic Republic of Iran is planning to convene a high-level conference in this respect in collaboration with archive, research and higher education centers on 14 and 15 September 2011. The main theme of this conference is the economic, social, political and cultural consequences of the occupation on Iran.

The suggested subjects of the conference are:

1. The Economic impacts of occupation in different cities of Iran / occupation effect on the domestic and international trade of the country / the large and small business firms' role during the War / the role of foreign financial institutions and companies during the occupation / economic concessions granted to foreigners during the occupation / damages and losses inflicted on Iran within the War
2. The Social effects: the role of different walks of life including the clergies, intellectuals and tradesmen during the War / the rural and urban society developments on the War / the role of people's traditions and beliefs in their coming across with the occupant forces / the Iranian religious and ethnic minorities during the War / the associations and occupation of Iran / gender, nationalism, modernism and their role in the occupied Iran
3. The Political effects: the power transition during the occupation / the role of foreign forces influence in power transition during the 2nd World War / the political relations between Iran and its neighboring countries during the occupation / the analysis of Iranian embassies performance during the War / political statements favoring or opposing the War and the Allies and Axis powers during the War in Iran / political parties and factions favoring or opposing  the Allies and Axis powers in Iran
4. the Cultural effects: the role of cultural offices during the 2nd World War in Iran / Missionaries and cultural agents in the Iranian schools during the occupation / the reflection of the World War II in the Iranian press and books during the occupation

All dear researchers are kindly invited to submit their papers on the above-proposed themes. It is noteworthy that any other subject not mentioned above but otherwise related can be dealt with.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 21 June 2011
Article Submission Deadline: 06 August 2011

Please send your abstracts in Word file format to Meanwhile, the author(s)' profile,  job, position, phone number and email address should be sent along with the abstracts.

Conference Secretariat Address:
Documents Research Center, National Iranian Archive Building (Documents Museum), National Library and Archives of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Kousha St., Haghani Highway, Tehran, Iran 
Fax: 0098 21 26 40 29 45

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