University of British Columbia-Continuing Studies (2004-Present)
Farrokh is a lecturer of history at the University of British Columbia (UBC) Continuing Studies Division (for further details of Farrokh’s teaching at UBC since 2004 kindly click here).
See examples of course provided for the University of British Columbia’s Continuing Studies since 2004:
Description: Part of a lecture series taught by several Iranologists. Farrokh’s lectures focus on the concise history of three pre-Islamic empires of Persia; the Achaemenid, Parthian and Sassanian dynasties. Emphasis placed on the military history of this era, especially in Persia’s wars with the Greco-Roman world to the West and nomadic warriors in Central Asia. Also discussed are the architectural and artistic developments of Persia across the three pre-Islamic dynasties. followed by the Islamo-Arab conquests of Persia.
Description: This course trace the extent of Persian influence in China, India, Islam and Europe with specific examples such as the city palace of Persepolis and her legacy in Merovingian and Gothic arts; the dress of the Iranian nobility at the time of Darius the Great, and its later appearance among the Germanic Ostrogoths and Polish Szlachta; and Persian miniatures and their influence on Indian and Turkish arts.
Description:This course explores the legacy of Persia in Judeo-Christianity (e.g. in concepts of Good versus Evil, Heaven and Hell, the resurrection and the Apocalypse), its profound impact upon European culture and folklore such as the Legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, and its powerful influence in European architecture, artistry, music and clothing.
Description: Learn about the forgotten contributions of Persia to world civilization in the realm of technology and architecture. Topics include the worldʼs first movies, the artificial eye, the battery, aqueducts, refrigeration and air-conditioning systems, windmills, pontoon bridges and the worldʼs first hospital and medical university, as well as examples of the influence of Persian architecture in China, India, Rome, Western Europe, and throughout the Middle East.
The University of British Columbia’s Asian Studies program gave a strong tribute to Kaveh Farrokh acknowledging his long association with the University of British Columbia (UBC) – kindly see video showing the distinguished Professor Harjot S. Oberoi of the UBC Asian Studies program who is a world-class historian at the University of British Columbia’s Asian Studies program.
Professor Harjot S. Oberoi of the UBC Asian Studies program introduces “An Evening with Dr. Kaveh Farrokh – Sassanian Architecture” (Monday March 12, 2011). This talk was given as part of the overall drive to promote support for the University of British Columbia’s Iranian Studies and Persian language initiative.