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

Javad Abbasi
Associate Professor
Maryam Azizian
Assistant Professor
Najmedin Gilani
Assistant Professor
Mohamad Taghi Imanpour
Professor
Pedram Jam
Assistant Professor
Leyla 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

Babaei Malo, M. (2018). Chronology of Mongols Conquests from Conquest of Otrar to the Defeat in Eyn-e Jalut (616 658 / 1219 1260. , ( History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yadegarsajehi, N. (2018). Program and Budget Organization from beginning to 1337.. , ( History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hajizadeh, S. (2018). The study of the degree of adherence of the soviet government to the treaties and contracts concluded with Iran from 1320 to 1357.. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alnomani, S. (2018). Political Station of the Kufa Mosque from the Establishment to the End of the Umayyad Era. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Talebi Ilkhechi, D. (2018). Social justice in Qavd and Anoagruwn period. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ebrahimi, M. (2018). The role of geographical agentes and phenomenones in Fars political and social living from entrance of Islam to late of Buyids. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hatami Topkanlo, M. (2018). Scrutiny the role of Farah in the decline of Pahlavi monarchy. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bandari, A. (2018). special function on imam Alis speechs and manners from 11 to 40 (A.D). , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hosseini, S. (2018). Motivations and Goals of Muslim Political-Cultural Elites Travels to Mashhad During Second Pahlavi Era. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Noferesti, A. (2018). The Cultural Consequences of Alexander's Invasion of Iran by the end of the Parthian Period. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Norian Jouimand, M. (2018). Comparative Study of the Political, Social and Cultural Role of Women under the Jalayerid and Muzaffarid Dynisties. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Bagheri, N. (2018). Historiography of conquests of Iran during Abu Bakr caliphate.. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Jamialahmadi, N. (2018). Transfiguration of Khosrow Parwizs Image from Contemporary Narratives to Islamic Period Narratives. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghadamyari, M. (2018). The Signs and Documental Remains of Arsacids Presence in Historical Khorasan. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Maddahan Golkhatmi, F. (2018). The Role of the Companions of Imam Hassan in Umayyad Period. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Attarzadeh Toosi, A. (2018). Political Social and Cultural Role of Women in Khorasan During 7-8 centure A.H (kARTIDS, Sarbedars, Toqatimurids, Jauni - Qurbanids) ). , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zachi, Z. (2018). Aban Ibn Taqlabs narratives in Shia and Sunni resources by the beginning fifth century AH with emphasis on historical narratives. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sedighe Abolfath, S. (2018). Comparison between Shiite Governments in Syria and Upper Mesopotamia from 4th to the 6th Century. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Salimi, M. (2018). Comparison of the Impact of Persian-Language Newspapers Published in India and Ottoman Empire on the Constitutional Revolution of Iran. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khoshnam, N. (2018). Historiography of Abbasgholi Sepehr in Nasekh al-tavarikh: Biography of Zeynab the Elder. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Gharib, G. (2018). Comparative Study between Shuubiyyas Political Thought and Legitimacy of Ilkhanid and Safavid States. , (Doctoral dissertation of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hoseiny, H. (2018). The Social Status and Political and Cultural Role of Sadat from the beginning of Ghaznavids to the end of Khwarazmids.. , (Doctoral dissertation of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zahedifar, F. (2018). The battle of the Camel in The Iraqi and Syrian Historiography. , (Doctoral dissertation of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Eghbali, F. (2018). The Economical Role of Women in the Sasanian Period. , (Doctoral dissertation of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sabouri, E. (2018). The Fall of Sasanians as Reflected in the Middle and New Persian Zoroastrian Sources. , (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