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

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

Lal Shateri, M. (2019). Content Analysis of Illustrations in the Elegy Books on Imam Husayn illustrated in the Naseri Era -Case study: Mirza Aliqol Kho\'i works. , ( History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Zangiabadi, F. (2019). The Anthropological and Epistemological Bases in the Historiography of Bastani Parizi. , ( History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Safavi, H. (2019). Kalm and History in Nuzhat al-Kram wa Bustan al-Avam by Muhammad ibn Hussein Razi. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Navaeian Roodsary, J. (2019). Mutual Effects of Connections and relationships of Sayyed Ali Mohammad Bab and the Huruf-i Hayy. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mohseni, R. (2019). Elamites in Persepolis. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alikhani, N. (2019). Food in Ancient Iran. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Gholamali Poor Jaghargh, N. (2019). Iranian General and Individual Health Issues of Qajar Periad Regarding Foreign Iterinary Writers. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hasani Tabas, M. (2019). Constitutionalism in Ghaenat. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mohadesi, M. (2019). History in the Works of Abu al-Fath Mohammad ibn Ali Karajaki. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Khalilipour Roudi, A. (2019). The Image of Sultan Jalal al-Din Khwarazmshah in Iranian Historiography from Seventh century AH to the Present Day. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yarabbi, E. (2019). History in Furu al-Kafi. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Najafzadeh, A. (2019). The development of Land ownweship in Iran from the fall of Sasanians to rise of Turk states. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yousefi, Z. (2019). The Effective Factors Influencing the Way and Method of Selecting and quoting Historical Narratives in Sheikh Tusi s Amali Collection. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghafari, H. (2019). Ghahraman Mirza,s Family in Khorasan with Emphasis the rulers of this Family in Bazangan. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Eskandari, M. (2019). Nasheraleslam Madani Gonabadi and daravish of beidokht. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Yousefi, M. (2019). The Effective Factors influencing the way and method of selecting and quoting historical narratives in Sheikh Mofid Ameli collection. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Ghhadirpoor Mohamad Abad, M. (2019). Historiography of Ibrahim b. Muhammad Saghafi kufi in al-Gharat. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Orouji, M. (2019). Effective historical circumstances in arrangement of chapters and selection of religious resources in Furu al_kafi and Daaem al_islam. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kamyar, A. (2019). Islamic Rites in the Mashad Offices-1926-1988. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Hajiamoo, T. (2019). Investigation and spy in Iran during the Mongol period. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Shojaan, S. (2019). Study and Analysis of Imam Alis -pbuh- Arguments in Defense of His Legitimacy in Three Wars of Jamal Siffin and Nahrawan. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Rahbarmah, R. (2019). The role of Qajar women in political and social developments in the Pahlavi era.. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nobashi, S. (2019). Slavery in the Sassanian period. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sediqi, Z. (2019). The Developments of Ahmad Khan Abdali period in Afghan and Iranian Sources :Comparative Study. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Sharifi, M. (2019). Comparison of the Afghan peoples triple wars against British domination.. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Asil, A. (2019). The Role of Great Britain and Tsarist Russia in 19th Century Herat. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Afghan, K. (2019). The Trend of the expansion of Islam in Quarter of Balkh from the first century AH to the beginning of the government of Al-e Buye. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Faqiri, L. (2019). The Effects of Neighbors on the Safavid Relations and Muslim Deccan Governments. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Nazari, B. (2019). The Refugees to the British Delegation after Bombardment of Parliament and their Role in Consolidation of Pahlavi Government. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Mowahhedi, A. (2019). Historical Geography of Amu Darya in Islam Era to the Collapse of the Ilkhanids. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Alshuwaili, M. (2019). mohammad diebags political and intellectual life.. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Soleymani, H. (2019). The Influences of the White Revolution on Textbooks of Education in period of Pahlavi. , (Master's thesis of History). Faculty of Letters and Humanities, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Mashhad.
Kargar, L. (2019). The Relationship Between The People and Imamiyya Shia Scholars During 4th and 5th Centuries AH. , (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