Department of History

The Department of History was established in Dr. Ali Shariati Faculty of Letters and Humanities in 1957 at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad with the following objectives:

  • To familiarize students with history, culture and civilization of Iran from the development of the first human civilization in this country until now
  • To introduce students with the history of political and cultural developments of Europe from the ancient Greece to modern centuries
  • To foster students with quality research capabilities through offering subjects on research methods and techniques of teaching history to students

The areas of specialization offered in the Department of History in the Master’s program (founded in 1957) are as follows:

  • Ancient History of Iran History of Islamic Iran
  • History of Shi'ism

Established in 2008, the main aim of the History of Ancient Iran program which is another areas of specialization in the History Department is to provide the students with the knowledge of the Iranian history and civilization from its emergence to the advent of Islam. The curriculum of this areas of specialization is based on the study of the history of ancient civilizations such as the Elamites, the Medes, the Achaemenids, the Parthians and the Sassanids and the mythology and ancient languages of Iran.

The program in History of Islamic Iran was founded in 1987. This areas of specialization aims to train students in the study and review of different periods of history of Islamic Iran from the arrival of Islam to Iran to the present time.

Founded in 2010 at the Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, the areas of specialization in History of Shi'ism is planned to meet the following aims:

  • To make students familiar with the history of Shi'ism, history of Shiite ideas and its political and environmental evolution in Iran and other Islamic countries
  • To study the life of the infallible Imams (AS) and how the caliphs of the Umayyad and Abbasid treated the Shiites.

The Department of History also offers a Ph.D. program in History of Islamic Iran. This program aims to meet the following objectives:

  • Reviewing the political history in the Islamic era in general and the social and cultural changes of Iran in particular, with an emphasis on criticism of the historical literature
  • Studying the historians and identifying the historiography schools and methods of advanced research in history.
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Head of the Department of History
Mohamad_Taghi_Imanpour
Mohamad Taghi Imanpour
Professor
Department of History
timanpour@um.ac.ir
+985138806776


Concentration areas offered by the Department of History
Areas Bachelor's Master's Ph.D
History
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Islamic Iran History
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Ancient Iran History
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History of Shi'ism
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The History of Iran after Islam
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Academic staff

Maryam Azizian
Assistant Professor
Najmedin Gilani
Assistant Professor
Mohamad Taghi Imanpour
Professor
Pedram Jam
Assistant Professor
Leila Najafian Razavi
Assistant Professor
Sayyed Jalal Rajai
Assistant Professor
Abbas Sarafrazi
Associate Professor
Hadi Vakili
Associate Professor
Ali Asghar Zoghi Borzeshi
Lecturer

Research

Recent theses and dissertations

Alghazali, M. (2020). Education reforms in Najaf religious schools from 1918 to 1963. , ( History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Albahar, A. (2020). History of Shiism in the Al-Iqd Al-Farid book. , ( History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hedayati Dezaghi, F. (2020). Study and Analysis of Companions of Imam Ali,spbuh, Arguments in Defense of His Legitimacy in Three Wars of Jamal, Siffin and Nahrawan. , ( History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shamkhani, A. (2020). Hazret Zahra(peace be upon her) in the orientalists' works. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Amiran, S. (2020). The Role Wonen In Iranian Political devolopments from the arrival of Islam by year 420 Ah.. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Goli, A. (2020). Sufism and Government Relations in Iran from the Constitution to the end of Pahlavi era. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghorbanzadehmotlagh, A. (2020). The position and the reading of modern and noun-religious newspapers about Islam and Shiism before the constitutional revolution case study: Akhtar and Habl al-Matin. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghochehpor, F. (2020). Financial Sources of the First Hassanid Uprisings ,Muhammad and Ibrahim Ibn Abd Allah. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zanganeh, A. (2020). Studying the Positions and Orientations of The Ulema in The Wars Between Iran and Russia. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rahmat, A. (2020). The border variation of north-east of Iran in Qajarieh and palavi period. and aftermath-consequence.. , (Doctoral dissertation of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Lashkari Darbandi, M. (2020). Taqiyya in the Sire of the First Three Shi,ite Imams. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alghazali, Z. (2020). The virtues of Amir al-Muminin in Arabic sources and texts of Sufism in the third to sixth centuries AH. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nowrozi, J. (2020). Political Stances of clergy,Intellectuals,Political Figures and Parties on Capitulation of 1343AH-1964 AD-.. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mohammed, Z. (2020). Imam Ali in the Works of Muslim Geographers and Travel Writers from the Sixth to the Tenth Century AH. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rahmani, S. (2020). The positions of the Imami Olama -scolars- of Iran against or in conjunction with the governments of Afshari, Zandieh and Qajar -until the beginning of the constitution. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mousavi Robati, M. (2020). Analysis of Iranian culture and political thought in Tahirs Letter to Abdullah. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alsalihi, R. (2020). Political and economic position of the satrapy of Babylon in the Achaemenid period. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abdulabbas, A. (2020). Al-Baladhuris Narratives about Hassanids performance in al Ansab al Ashraf. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Marvi Moghadam Shahri, H. (2020). Political positions of Khorasan governors to regional developments in the Qajar period until the end of the Nasraldinshah era. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.

Contact Information

Iran, Mashhad, Azadi Square, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

Dr. Ali Shariati Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Department of history

Phone: +985138796829-33

Fax: +985138794144

Postal code: 917794883