The Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies offers a transdisciplinary hub for scholars, students and community partners to engage in conversation to celebrate, study and preserve Iranian history and culture. We represent faculty and students working on Iranian history, literature, religion, languages and arts across the University of Toronto’s three campuses, and offer a meeting place to engage community in this discipline across Canada.
We provide regular events as a point for connection, as well as a gateway to academics, students and courses across departments at the University of Toronto. We also invite Iranian scholars across Canada to share resources and insights through the Canadian Society for Iranian and Persian Studies (CSIPS)/Societé canadienne des études iraniennes et persanes (SCEIP) and our directory of scholars.
Mohammad Tavakoli-Targhi, Director