Celebrating Iran: A Journey through the Celebrations, Symbols, and Sites of Iranian Culture By: Nasrin Tavakoli

Friday, March 8, 2024 - 13:00 to 14:00

The School of Computer Science Presents...

Celebrating Iran: A Journey through the Celebrations, Symbols, and Sites of Iranian Culture

Presenter:  Nasrin Tavakoli

Date: Friday, March 8th, 2024

Time: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Location: 4th Floor (Workshop space) at 300 Ouellette Avenue (School of Computer Science Advanced Computing Hub)

 

Abstract: 

This presentation will offer a rich exploration of the enduring traditions, the beautiful art forms, and the monumental legacies that shape the captivating culture of Iran. Dive into the spirited festivities of the Persian New Year, or Nowruz, to experience the joy and renewal that marks the onset of spring in Iranian culture. Discover how Iranians prepare the symbolic Haft-Seen table with its seven specific items, each heralding the hopes for a prosperous year ahead. Experience the infectious energy of Iranian traditional dances, from the group movements that unite communities to the storytelling solo performances that express the soul of Iran's diverse regions.  

Learn about the unique local attire that communicates regional identity and social status. Finally, be transported to Iran's storied past with a brief tour of its historical places: the imposing ruins of Persepolis, the architectural wonders of Isfahan's squares, and the innovative desert constructions of Yazd.  

Join us as we delve into the heart of Iranian culture, a journey that promises a tapestry of vivid celebrations, spirited dances, traditional artistry, and ancient splendours standing testimonial to a people and their perpetual legacy. 

 

Prerequisites:

Just a passion for discovering various cultures 

 

Biography: 

Nasrin Tavakoli, an Iranian Ph.D. student specializing in Computer Science at the University of Windsor, is thrilled to share the rich tapestry of her homeland's cultures and traditions. Join us to experience the splendour of Iran through Nasrin's eyes!