Khayyam Day at Leiden University – روز خیام در دانشگاه لیدن


PDN- On 27 May 2017 The Nederlands Omar Khayyám Genootschap (Dutch Omar Khayyám Society) organized an Omar Khayyám Research Day at Leiden University.

The event consisted of three talks:

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

Asghar Seyed Gohrab, director of Leiden University's Persian Department (Photo: PDN)

A. Seyed Gohrab, director of Leiden University’s Persian Department (Photo: PDN)

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

Rokus de Groot, Musicologist and former professor at University of Amsterdam (Photo: PDN)

Rokus de Groot, Musicologist and former professor at University of Amsterdam (Photo: PDN)

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

Jos Coumans, author of "The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. An updated bibliography"

Jos Coumans, author of “The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. An updated bibliography”

Jos Coumans
Comparative tables of the Calcutta & Bodleian quatrains

Nasrollah Pourjavady who was going to give a speech on “Omar Khayyam’s Idea of Being in His Quatrains” could not obtain the visa from the Dutch Embassy in Tehran, therefore Asghar Seyed-Gohrab presented highlights of his speech.

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