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Iranian studies: Anthropology of Iran

The aim of this site is to help students who take courses at the Institute of Islamic Studies to have access to resources and materials on Iran, its culture, history and literature.


H. James Birx. CA: Thousand Oaks,Sage Publications, Inc., 2006. -- Internet recourse. 
This five-volume Encyclopedia of Anthropology is a unique collection of over 1000 entries that focuses on topics in physical/ biological anthropology, archaeology, cultural/social anthropology, linguistics, and applied anthropology. Also included are relevant articles on geology, paleontology, biology, evolution, sociology, psychology, philosophy, and theology.

The book is part of the series of the Cambridge History of Iran, dedicated to the lives, culture and anthropology of Iran.


The Ajam Media Collective is an online space devoted to documenting and analyzing cultural, social, and political trends in the diverse Iranian, Central Asian, and Diaspora communities. Ajam MC offers a unique perspective on contemporary and historical issues in the region through informed analysis of culture and society. It also serves as a semi-scholarly resource by engaging with academics, activists, and students of the region and providing access to contemporary debates and research in fields ranging from Literature to Gender Studies and from Cinema to Urban Geography and beyond.

The site is dedicated to publishing the anthropological research monographs, reference works, proceedings of conferences, international workshops, and Ph.D. dissertations, The Anthropology of Persianate Societies series publishes significant English, French and Persian text editions of important manuscripts.

Articles on Anthropology and Genealogy of Iranian Peoples

IIAC main objective is to expand public and specialized domains of culture in all (peripheral) Iranian and non-Iranian cultures in Persian language, and also introducing Iranian cultures to non-Iranians via IIAC websites in languages other than Persian in IIAC international department.



Cultural Anthropology (print ISSN 0886-7356; online ISSN 1548-1360) is the peer-reviewed journal of the Society for Cultural Anthropology, a section of the American Anthropological Association.

This peer-reviewed journal provides a forum for scholarly exchange between anthropologists and other social scientists working in and on the Middle East. The journal's aim is to disseminate, on the basis of informed analysis and insight, a better understanding of Middle Eastern cultures and thereby to achieve a greater appreciation of Middle Eastern contributions to our culturally diverse world.

Visual Anthropology is a scholarly journal presenting original articles, commentary, discussions, and film and book reviews on anthropological and ethnographic topics. The journal focuses on the study of human behavior through visual means. Experts in the field also examine visual symbolic forms from a cultural-historical framework and provide a cross-cultural study of art and artifacts.

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