The Persian Language and Literature Section at the University of Bucharest is pleased to announce its inaugural conference, “Bridging Past, Present, and Future”, dedicated to celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Persian Language and Literature Section and honoring its founder, Professor Viorel Bageacu (1936-2015).

We invite scholars and researchers to submit abstracts for papers in all subfields of Iranian Studies, exploring the connections between the past, present, and future. The conference will cover a broad spectrum of topics, including philology, literature and linguistics, history and archaeology, history of religion and history of art, architecture, philosophy, and anthropology.

Date: Wednesday 2 October 2024 – Friday 4 October 2024

Venue: Casa Universitarilor, located at Dionisie Lupu, 46.

About the Persian Language and Literature Section

The Persian Language and Literature Section is an integral part of the Department of Oriental Languages and Literatures, located in the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Bucharest. It was founded in 1974, thanks to the hard work of Professor Viorel Bageacu. Professor Bageacu is renowned for creating the first Persian manual for Romanian students, his dedication to studying the Persian language, and his significant translations of classical literature. His contributions were instrumental in establishing the section. Prior to its establishment, Persian language instruction was limited to an elective course with limited hours from 1969 to 1974.

Currently, Persian is taught as part of specialization B, with approximately 15 students enrolling every two or three years. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary language skills, as well as a deep exploration of Iranian culture, literature, and civilization.


The First International Conference on Iranian Studies – Bridging Past, Present, and Future is organized in collaboration with:

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