Dr. Saloumeh Gholami

Empirical Linguistics

Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures and Arts

Goethe University Frankfurt

 

Postal address:

Postfach 11 19 32

60054 Frankfurt am Main

Germany

 

Visitor and package address:

Senckenberganlage 31 (Juridicum), Room Nr. 905

60325 Frankfurt am Main

Germany

 

Phone:  0049 - 69 - 7982 3171

E-mail:  gholami@em.uni-frankfurt.de

 

 

Main Areas of Research

            Zoroastrian History, Culture and Language

            Philology of Iranian Languages

            Bactrian Language and Culture

            Language Documentation

            Digitization and Preservation of Endangered Manuscripts and Languages,

            Endangered Heritage

 

 

 

 

           Education

           Work Experience

           International Funded Research Projects, Grants and Cooperations

           Organization of Conferences, Workshops and Summer Schools

           Selected Presentations

           Teaching

           Selected Publications

           Books   

           Book Reviews

           Articles

 

 

 

 

Education:

 

2006 - 2010            Ph.D., Iranian Studies, University of Göttingen, Germany

Dissertation: Selected features of Bactrian grammar

 

2003 - 2005            M.A., Ancient Iranian Languages and Culture, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran

Thesis: Old Persian lexicon, according to Aramaic, Elamite and Akkadian texts

 

1999 - 2003            B.A, Visual arts/Graphic art, Art University, Tehran

 

 

 

Work Experience:

 

APR 2011- PRESENt   Research Fellow (Wiss. Mitarbeiterin) at the Institute of Empirical Linguistics, at the Goethe University, Frankfurt am Main, Germany

 

2007 - 2009                    Research and teaching assistant at the Seminar for Iranian Studies

                                  at the University of Göttingen, Germany

 

2006 - 2011                    Assistant lecturer for “Iranian Art History”, “The Analysis of Islamic Art”,

                                  and “Art and Culture in Shahname” and tutor for Modern Persian

                                  at the Seminar for Iranian Studies at the University of Göttingen, Germany

 

 

 

International Funded Research Projects, Grants and Cooperations:

 

2016 - 2017              Cooperation with video installation project at SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies) granted

                                  by ELDP (Endangered Languages Documentation Programme), University of London

 

2016 - 2017               Localization, digitization, and preservation of Zoroastrian historical documents and Avestan manuscripts. A cooperation between

                                   two German Universities (Goethe University of Frankfurt and Free University of Berlin) and one University from Iran (Bahonar University of Kerman)

 

2016                          Grant for lecture journey in Iran granted by DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

 

2015 - 2018              “The colophons of the Iranian Avestan manuscripts” (GH 144/1-1), granted by DFG (German Research Foundation)

 

2015 - 2017              “Editing Avestan Network”, granted by DFG (German Research Foundation)

 

2013 - 2015              “Documenting a religious minority, the Dari dialect of Kerman”, Individual Postdoctoral Grant, granted by 

                                   ELDP (Endangered Languages Documentation  Programme), SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies), University of London

 

2014 – 2016                 “German-Iranian Cooperation on Zoroastrian Studies”, DFG grant to support the initiation of international collaboration, 

                                   funded by DFG (German  Research Foundation)

 

2013 - 2015              “Dance in Iran: Past and Present”, an international cooperation between the Goethe University in Frankfurt

                                   and Les Ballets Persans in Solna in Sweden and the Institute of Persian Performing Arts in California

 

2012                         “Zoroastrianism in Iran”, a research stay grant, funded by Vereinigung von Freunden und

                                  Förderern der Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main

 

2011 - 2012              “The position of Bactrian among Middle Iranian Languages”, granted by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research via Minerva Foundation

                                  (Project West-Iranian Dialectology) and Soudavar foundation

 

2011                          Frankfurt FGS- Research-Assistantship, DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service)

 

2010 - 2013               Scholarship by the Soudavar Memorial Foundation (In Switzerland)

 

2007 - 2009               Scholarship by Houtan Foundation (In U.S.A)

 

 

 

Organization of Conferences, Workshops and Summer Schools:

 

MAR 23 - 24, 2017         Conference on “Editing the Avestan Texts in the 21th Century; Problems and Perspectives”.

                                       Institute of Iranian Studies, Free University of Berlin, Germany

 

FEB 9, 2017                    Workshop on “A New Collection of Avestan Manuscripts from Iran (Pouladi’s Collection)”. Institute of Iranian Studies, Free University of Berlin, Germany

 

JULY 8 - 9, 2016              International Symposium on Endangered Iranian Languages (ISEIL), University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, France  

 

FEB 21 - 22, 2016           Workshop on “Essentials of Language Documentation”, at the Department of Linguistics, the Allameh Tabataba'i University in Tehran, Iran

 

FEB 27 - MAR 2, 2016      International Workshop on Documentation of Endangered Iranian Languages, Department of English Language and Literature at Persian Gulf University

                                        in Bushehr, Iran, organized by Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada and funded by Encyclopædia Iranica (Columbia University in New York, U.S.A)

 

OCT  27 AND 28, 2015    Workshop on “Language Documentation, Annotation Tools and Meta Data Management”, Department of Linguistics, University of Tehran, Iran

 

OCT 20 TO 21, 2015        International Seminar on Ancient Iranian Languages, Bahonar University of Kerman, Iran

 

FEB 22 - MAR 5, 2014     Workshop on “Iranian Dialectology”, Department of Ancient Culture and Languages, University of Tehran, Iran

 

FEB  21 TO 23, 2015       International Symposium on Endangered Iranian Languages (ISEIL), Empirical Linguistics, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany      

 

AUG 4 TO 12, 2014          Workshop on “Annotation Tools: Elan and Flex”, Empirical Linguistics, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany 

 

 

                Selected Presentations:

 

 

MAR 23-24, 2017             “Editing the colophons of the Avestan manuscripts”. Conference on “Editing the Avestan Texts in the 21th Century;

                                        Problems and Perspectives”. Institute of Iranian Studies, Free University of Berlin, Germany

 

FEB 9, 2017                   Avestan manuscripts in Arbāb Mehraban Poulad’s Collection and remarks on the colophon of the Videvdad 1022.

                                        Institute of Iranian Studies, Free University of Berlin, Germany

 

MAR 4, 2017                  “Dialectology of Eastern Iranian Languages”. Department of Ancient Culture and Languages, University of Tehran, Iran

 

OCT 2016                       “Newly found Avestan manuscripts from Iran and editing the Avestan texts”. Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran

 

JULY 2016                      “Pronominal clitics in Zoroastrian Dari (Behdini) of Kerman”, In the Second International Symposium on Endangered Iranian Languages,

                                        CNRS, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, France

 

APRIL 2016                    “Dialectal phonological variations in the colophons of the Avestan Manuscripts”, CNRS, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3, France

 

FEB 2015                        “Zoroastrian Dari and a dialect map”.  In the first International Symposium on Endangered Iranian Languages, Empirical Linguistics,

                                        Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

 

FEB 2014                        “Language documentation and computer tools”, Department of Ancient Culture and Languages, Tehran University, Iran

 

FEB 2014                        “European Projects on Iranian Studies”, Academy of Persian Language and Literature, Tehran, Iran

 

DEC 2014                        “Documenting of a religious minority, Zoroastrian Dari in Kerman”, Bahonar University, Kerman, Iran

 

AUG 2013                       “The Position of Zoroastrian Dari among the Western Iranian Languages”, in the fifth International Conference on Iranian Linguistics (ICIL5)

                                        in Bamberg, Germany

 

SEP 2013                        “Zoroastrian Dari”, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, United Kingdom

 

NOV 2013                       “The role of Salmargs and colophons in the story of priest and scribe families”, University of Salamanca, Spain

 

JULY 2012                      “Discovering the new Avestan manuscripts in Iran”, Empirical Linguistics, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

 

JUNE 2012                     “Clitics in Middle Iranian languages”. In the first International Conference of Iranian Languages and Dialects: Past and Present,

                                        Centre for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia, Tehran, Iran

 

NOV 2011                      “Codicology in Middle Persian Manuscripts”, Empirical Linguistics, Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany

 

 

                Teaching:

 

Full list of courses taught at the Institute of Empirical Linguistics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany

 

SS 2017                   Persian

WS 2016/2017       Middle Persian II

SS 2016                   Middle Persian I

WS 2015/2016       Gilaki

SS 2015                   New Persian II

WS 2014/2015       New Persian I

SS 2014                   Zoroastrian Dari II

WS 2013/2014       Zoroastrian Dari I

SS 2013                   Old Persian II

WS 2012/2013       Old Persian I

SS 2012                   Pashto II

WS 2011/2012       Pashto I

SS 2011                   Bactrian                    

 

Full list of courses taught at the Seminar for Iranian Studies at the University of Göttingen, Germany

 

SS 2011                   The History of Iranian Art  

SS 2011                   Pre-Islamic Art in Iran

WS 2010/2011       The History of Iranian Art

WS 2010/2011       Arts of the Islamic World

SS 2010                   The History of Iranian Art 

SS 2010                   Pre-Islamic Art in Iran

WS 2009/2010       The History of Iranian Art 

WS 2009/2010       Arts of the Islamic World

WS 2009/2010       New Persian

WS 2006/2007       The Art of the Shahnameh

 

                Selected Publications:

 

                 Books:

 

      Gholami, Saloumeh; Farahmand, Armita 2016: Zoroastrian Dari (Behdīnī) in Kerman.

     Estudios Iranios y Turanios Supplementa, Didactica. 1, Girona.

 

      Gholami, Saloumeh 2016: Dance in Iran: Past and Present. Wiesbaden: Reichert. 

 

      Gholami, Saloumeh 2014: The Avestan manuscript 4040 (Ave1001),

     Videvdad Iranian Sade of the Private Collection of Kourosh Niknam. Avestan Digital Archive Series 76.

 

      Gholami, Saloumeh 2014: Selected features of Bactrian grammarGöttinger Orientforschungen. III. Reihe: Iranica. 

     Neue Folge. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz.

     Book Reviews:

o   Reviewer: Blake Justin Collin Lewis, Publisher: ISD, Distributor of Scholarly Books, 2016

o   Reviewer: Claudia A. Ciancaglini, Publisher: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung, 2016

 

 

                 Book Reviews:

 

2015  Sims-Williams, Nicholas 2010: Iranisches Personennamenbuch. Band II: Mitteliranische Personennamen, Fasz.7: Bactrian Personal Names. Wien:

           Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. In: Orientalische Literaturzeitung 2015; 110(1):1-5.

 

2012   Nicholas Sims-Williams. Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan. III: Plates. Studies in the Khalili Collection, Vol. 3. CIIr. Pt. 2, Inscriptions of the Seleucid

           and Parthian Periods and of Eastern Iran and Central Asia. Vol. 4, Bactrian. By Nicholas Sims-Williams. pp. 270. Oxford,

           The Nour Foundation in association with Azimuth Editions and Oxford University Press, 2012.

 

2012  Nicholas Sims-Williams. Bactrian Documents from Northern Afghanistan I: Legal and Economic Documents (revised edition).

          Studies in the Khalili Collection, vol. 3. CIIr. Pt. 2, Inscriptions of the Seleucid and Parthian Periods and of Eastern Iran and Central Asia.

          Vol. 4, Bactrian. By Nicholas Sims-Williams. pp. 171. Oxford, The Nour Foundation in association with Azimuth Editions and Oxford University Press, 2012.

 

                 Articles:

 

      Gholami, Saloumeh forthcoming: “Remnants of Zoroastrian Dari in the colophons and Sālmargs of Iranian Avestan manuscripts”. In: Iranian Studies.

 

      Gholami, Saloumeh forthcoming: “Pronominal Clitics in Zoroastrian Dari (Behdīnī) of Kerman”. In: Proceedings of the International Symposium on Endangered Iranian  Languages  (University of Paris III: Sorbonne Nouvelle, France, 8-9 July 2016).

 

      Gholami, Saloumeh 2017: “Colophons, more than a scribe’s memorial.” In: Bagheri, M. and Azarandaz A.: Proceedings of the International Seminar of Ancient Iranian Languages (Kerman, October 20 to 21, 2015). Bahonar University of Kerman, pp. 13-29.

 

      Gholami, Saloumeh 2016: “Zoroastrians of Iran vi. Linguistic documentation.” In: Encyclopaedia Iranica, Columbia University.

 

      Gholami, Saloumeh 2015: “The Death of Zoroastrian Dari in Kerman”, In: The Middle East in London, SOAS,

     University of London, Vol. 11, N. 5, October-November 2015, pp. 7,8.

 

      Gholami, Saloumeh 2015: “The role of clitics in the Middle Iranian Languages”. In: Proceedings of the First International Conference on Iranian Languages and dialects. Tehran: The Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia.

 

      Gholami, Saloumeh 2015: “Compound Strategies in Middle Iranian Languages.” In: Krasnowolska/ Rusek-Kowalska (eds.): Studies on the Iranian World: Before Islam. Proceedings of the 7thEuropean Conferences of Iranian Studies (Cracow 2011). Kraków: Jagiellonian University Publishing House, pp. 27-45.

 

      Gholami, Saloumeh 2012: “Dāstān-e Videvdād-e 1004.” (The story of an Avestan manuscript: Videvdād-e 1004) In: Fravahr No.453 (1391), pp. 29-31.

 

      Gholami, Saloumeh 2011: “Definite articles in Bactrian.” In: Korn/ Haig/ Karimi/ Samvelian (eds.): Topics in Iranian LinguisticsBeiträge zur Iranistik, Band 34, pp. 11-22.

 

      Gholami, Saloumeh 2009: “Ergativity in Bactrian.” In: Studia Iranica Upsaliensia, Vol. LVIII, pp. 132-141.

 

      Gholami, Saloumeh 2009: “Demonstratives and Determiners in Bactrian.” In: From Daēnā to Dîn: Religion, Kultur und Sprache in der iranischen Welt: Festschrift für Philip Kreyenbroek zum 60. Geburtstag. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, pp. 19-26.