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Fahimeh Ghorbani

Ghorbani, Fahimeh

Department of Art History & The Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations

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Fahimeh Ghorbani is a Work Study Student contributing to Tavakoli Archives. Fahimeh is currently a 4th year PhD student in the Department of Art History at University of Toronto. She has previous Master’s degrees in Art History and Islamic Art respectively from University of Victoria, and Art University of Tehran. Her field of specialization is Islamic art and architecture, with a greater focus on the Persianate world. Her PhD thesis examines the correlation between the tradition of futuwwa (an ethics-based culture, based on qualities such as bravery, generosity, and honesty) and material culture and architecture of the Persianate world during the medieval and early modern period. She has held several research and curatorial fellowships at world-class research institutes and museums in Iran, Canada, and United States, including Malek National Museum and Library, Institute for Religious Studies at University of Victoria, Minneapolis Institute of Art, and Islamic Art & Material Culture Collaborative (IAMCC) at University of Toronto. Fahimeh contributes to the Institute through researching and cataloguing rare lithographs.