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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 09/27/2017 | 1096 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Nationalism on Stage - Theatre in Iran

Episode 5: Work on Sources: What the Texts Reveal

In Tehran’s national libraries and theatre archives Iranologist Anna Heller has not only studied, but also digitized numerous documents. Digitization forms the foundation of her research project on…

Work on Sources: What the Texts Reveal
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 09/20/2017 | 1412 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Nationalism on Stage - Theatre in Iran

Episode 4: Theatre then and now: A Talk with Delara Noushin

So far, Anna Heller, Iranologist from the University of Marburg, has viewed the written sources for researching the history of modern theatre in Iran in Tehran’s archives and libraries. Now she is…

Theatre then and now: A Talk with Delara Noushin
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 09/13/2017 | 1274 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Nationalism on Stage - Theatre in Iran

Episode 3: The National Libraries in Tehran - Centres of Knowledge

Although the National Library in Tehran is centrally located it is not readily accessible. Entering it involves undergoing several bureaucratic formalities. One condition is having good reason for…

The National Libraries in Tehran - Centres of Knowledge
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 08/30/2017 | 3390 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Nationalism on Stage - Theatre in Iran

Episode 1: The City Theatre Library

To what extent is a country’s history also reflected in its culture, art and theatre? This is one of the fundamental questions in the research project of Iranologist Anna Heller from the University…

The City Theatre Library
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L.I.S.A. Redaktion | 07/30/2017 | 9767 Views | Movies by the Gerda Henkel Foundation

Nationalism on Stage - Theatre in Iran

Die Bibliothek des Stadttheaters

Project leadership:
Prof Dr Christoph Werner
Location:
Tehran
Info:

The Project
To date, little attention has been paid to modern art forms as an expression of secular and anti-Islamic movements; at most the topic was skimmed over in cultural and socio-historical studies on the Middle Eastern region. Both modernist literary figures whose thinking was influenced by Western concepts of nationalism and the Pahlavi state saw their task as shaping a modern national conscious. The preferred medium for advocating their secular concepts of morality and modernity was…