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
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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

Javad Abbasi
Associate Professor
Maryam Azizian
Assistant Professor
Mohamad Taghi Imanpour
Professor
Pedram Jam
Assistant Professor
Leyla Najafian Razavi
Assistant Professor
Ali Nazemianfard
Associate Professor
Sayyed Jalal Rajai
Assistant Professor
Abbas Sarafrazi
Associate Professor
Hadi Vakili
Associate Professor
Ali Asghar Zoghi Borzeshi
Lecturer

Research

Recent theses and dissertations

Asemi, T. (2016). How to covert threats into opportanities in the Imam Sadiq,s manner.. , ( History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Moosavi, S. (2016). The Image of the Jews of Sasanian Persia in Iranian Textual Sources. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abbasi Makrani, R. (2016). Loans Received in Second Pahlavi Era (1332-1357). , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khosravi, Z. (2016). Female economic activity during the Achaemenid period. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Adway, M. (2016). A Social History of Kurdistan from the Constitutional Revolution to the end of Pahlavi I.. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abdi Dehsorkh, F. (2016). Discourse analysis of Imam Ali against his opponents( according to Laclau -Mouffe approach). , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bagheri, M. (2016). intelectual and political life of abdullah ibn muawiya. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sanglakhi, M. (2016). the picture of Imam Ali in historic work of safaviyeh period. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Abedy, F. (2016). Median position in the achaemenid empir. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bikdeli, F. (2016). Methodological fallacies in the Shiite researches on Ashura in contemporary Iran. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Moraveji Rad, F. (2016). Historiography of Ahl al-Bayt among Shia Imami from the fifith to the seventh century.. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Haddad, M. (2016). Examining the Degree of Russian Governments Loyalty to Treaties and Contracts Signed with Iran from the Constitutional Movement till the End of Reza Shahs Monarchy. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shabani, M. (2016). Interaction Between Iranian Non-Shiite Scientific Elites with Shi'ism (3 -5 Centuries A.H). , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khosravi, A. (2016). Aran In Seljugids Era. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rezaee, M. (2016). Qajar Princes claimed the who reigen (from Naseraldin Shah up to the end of Qajar era). , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kermani, M. (2016). Historical Geography of Mongol Conquests in Central Asia and Iran (616-656 AH. / 1219-1259). , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghaibi Jafar Abad, J. (2016). Historical Geography of Timurs Conquests. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Dishidi, S. (2016). Studing Mashhad architecture of governmental and public places from "constitution" to the end of Reza shah's era. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Raees Sadat, T. (2016). A Comparative Study on Scientific-Educational Status of Khorasan and Iraq-e Ajam from Third to Seventh Century.. , (Doctoral dissertation of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Najafi Rudmajani, A. (2016). Continuity and Change in Vezarat Administration in Medieval Iran (From Seljuqs to the End of Timurids). , (Doctoral dissertation of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mousavi Moghadam, M. (2016). the contribution of iranians in the haj pilgrimage in the early Islamic centuries. , (Doctoral dissertation of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghassabian, G. (2016). Mashhad trade and Its effective factors from muzaffar al-din shahs reign to The end of Qajars.. , (Doctoral dissertation of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jahan, Z. (2016). he position of Iranian Aristocray in the political developments of Iran from Arabs Moslem Campaign to rise of Turks. , (Doctoral dissertation of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Majnoni Veranloo, O. (2016). Estifa institution under the Buyids, Ghaznavids and Seljuqids. , (Doctoral dissertation of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Akrami, F. (2016). The Factors Emir's rebels in Ilkhanids Era. , (Doctoral dissertation of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nazeri, M. (2016). Typology of Constitutional Revolution's historiography, Relying on Islamists. , (Doctoral dissertation of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Dasmaneh, Z. (2016). Analysis of treason theory in Iran -Rossha wars that caused Abbas mirza failur.. , (Doctoral dissertation of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Moeini Mehr, M. (2016). Achievements reflect Iranian culture and civilization in the Islamic period in the works of Iranian intellectuals Qajar and Pahlavi. , (Doctoral dissertation 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