“In the Fire of Spring”

March 23 a conference will be held entitled ”In the Fire of Spring: Omar Khayyam on Love, Hersey, and Resurrection“.

The conference is devoted to Khayyām’s philosophy, his ideas on heresy and resurrection, while also paying ample attention to his textual history and his modern appreciation.

The conference will be organized by Utrecht University, more specific by The ERC Advanced Project Beyond Sharia: The Role of Sufism in Shaping Islam.
The event will be held in Utrecht, Drift 21, Sweelinckzaal (room 0.05). Postal code: 3512 BR

Click here to see the programme of the conference.

Omar Khayyám Research Day

The Nederlands Omar Khayyám Genootschap (Dutch Omar Khayyám Society) is planning an Omar Khayyám Research Day, May 27, 2017. The event will take place in Leiden, in co-operation with Leiden University and Iran Netherlands Trade and Cultural Center.


13.00 Words of Welcome

13.15 Bill Martin & Sandra Mason
The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam in the West
How Edward FitzGerald & Edward Cowell made it popular

14.00 Nasrollah Pourjavady
Omar Khayyam’s Idea of Being in His Quatrains

14.45 Break

15.15 Asghar Seyed-Gohrab
Transgressing the Law: Khayyam and his Antinomian Views

15.45 Jos Coumans
Comparative tables of the Calcutta & Bodleian quatrains

16.15 Rokus de Groot
Musical approaches to Omar Khayyâm’s Rubâiyât in the Netherlands

17.00 Concluding remarks

For more details on time and location, see the poster, or contact Asghar Seyed-Gohrab on a.a.seyed-gohrab@hum.leidenuniv.nl.