Monday, 12 August 2013

Dr. Kaveh Farrokh: Awards & Recognition for Scholarship

Kaveh Farrokh is cited as “…a leading authority in the history of Persia” by the University of British Columbia website (click here) and has been recognized as an expert in Iranian history (click here).

Farrokh has been teaching the history of ancient Iran at the University of British Columbia since 2004 and has alsoLectured at the University of Southern California (2013), Portland State University (2013), Stanford University (2006) and appeared as one of three key speakers at the University of Yerevan (2011). He has authored history books on ancient and post-Islamic Iran (see below), received numbers of citations and awards,  and is also affiliated with a number of academic and international outlets (see below).


Kaveh Farrokh at the WAALM ceremonies in London on October 31, 2009, where he obtained the “Best History Book Award” for 2008. 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 – kindly see video showing the distinguished Professor Harjot S. Oberoi who is a world-class historian at the University of British Columbia’s Asian Studies program. Farrokh was also ranked as one of 128 most famous Iranian authors in 2011 by the website.  

Farrokh is also a history adviser for the following  media outlets:
Farrokh is also Head of Department of Traditions & Cultural History (استاد سنتها و تاریخ فرهنگی ازدانشکده دیپلماسی فرهنگی  -  انگلستان ) of the WAALM School of Cultural Diplomacy (WAALM-SCD). WAALM is affiliated with the  Academic Council On The United Nations System (ACUNS) and The International Peace Bureau. WAALM was also nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2011.

The Nobel Peace prize awarded to Sir Ralph Norman Angell (1872-1967) in 1933 (Photo in Public Domain). The United Nations affiliated organization ACUNS has noted that The World Academy of Arts, Literature and Media – WAALM has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize report (also posted in, the Persianesque on-line Journal). Kaveh Farrokh is the chair of WAALM-School of Cultural Diplomacy’s Department of Traditions & Cultural History (for more information see Blog).

Farrokh received the Iran Heritage and Persian Gulf Award in 2009 for his contributions to Iranian history. This was in recognition of works in  as an the field of Iranian history. Farrokh has as been recognized as being among the prominent Iranologists in the field. The Iran Heritage and Persian Gulf Merit Award is annually granted to distinguished academics of note in Iranian Studies such as Dr. Farhang Mehr, the  winner of the 2010 Merit and Scholarship award.


Iran at War: 1500-1988-(ایران در جنگ (۱۹۸۸-۱۵۰۰- Select notable features include:

Shadows in the Desert: Ancient Persia at War-Персы: Армия великих царей-سایه‌های صحرا-Translated into Russian and Persian. A number of notable features include:

Meeting his mentors: Farrokh greets Professor Emeritus Richard Nelson Frye of Harvard University (shaking hands with Farrokh) and world-renowned Iranologist, Dr. Farhang Mehr (at center), winner of the 2010 Merit and Scholarship award (photo from Persian American Society,March 1, 2008).  As noted by Mafie, Professor Frye of Harvard University wrote the foreword of Farrokh’s text (Shadows in the Desert) stating that “…Dr. Kaveh Farrokh has given us the Persian side of the picture as opposed to the Greek and Roman viewpoint …it is refreshing to see the other perspective, and Dr. Farrokh sheds light on many Persian institutions in this history…” (consult Mafie, 2010, pp.2, Iranian Studies Journal: Iranshenasi). 

Elite Sassanian Cavalry-اسواران ساسانی- Translated by two different publishers into Persian.  The book was most recently reviewed by the University of Tehran in the peer-reviewed journal “below:
Hojati, Sh. (2010). Book review of Kaveh Farrokh’s Sassanian Elite Cavalry [translated into Persian by Yusef Amiri]. Tarikh va Joghrafiya: Mahnameye Takhasosiye Etela-resani va naghd va Baresiye Ketab” [History and Geography: Monthly edition for Information, Description and Critique/review of books], no. 148 [August-September edition], pp.94-95 (pdf).
See also an earlier review of Elite Sassanian cavalry in Persian by the Shahrbaraz website.


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