Tudeh Party of Iran at 80 Programme

All times BST (British Standard Time). Please add one hour for Central European Time (CET) and 3.30 hours for Tehran time.

Monday
29 March 2021

Keynote: The Tudeh Party in the 1940s as a Social Movement

Ervand Abrahamian (followed by a panel discussion featuring Touraj Atabaki, Stephanie Cronin, Afshin Matin-Asgari, Nasser Mohajer)

Chair: Ali Ansari

18:00-20:00 BST

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Tuesday
30 March 2021

The Women’s Organisations of the Tudeh Party: 1941-1953 

Mahnaz Matine The Women’s Organisation of the Tudeh Party, 1943-1949 (* – Delivered in Persian) 

Elaheh Habibi The Women’s Association of the Tudeh Party of Iran, 1949- 1953: The National and Transnational Struggles of a Left Feminist Group 

Saideh Torab The Tudeh Party and the Revival of the Social-Political Life of Women in 1320s (1941-1951) (* – Delivered in Persian) 

Chair: Shahrzad Mojab

15:00-17:00 BST

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The Transnational Dimensions of the Tudeh Party

Farhad Fardjad A Witness Account of Tudeh Activism in Western Europe (*) 

Emily Jane O’Dell Czech Mates: The Relationship between Iranian and Czechoslovak Communists 

William Figueroa The Tudeh Party of Iran and the Chinese Communist Party: Propaganda and Party Politics 

Leonard Michael Between Accra, Leipzig, and Saigon: The Exiled Tudeh Party of Iran and Global Decolonisation, 1957-1967 

Chair: Bianca Devos

18:00-20:30 BST

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Wednesday
31 March 2021

The Impact of the Tudeh Party in the Literary Sphere

Asgar Asgari Hasanaklou The Image of the Tudeh Party in the Novels of Simin Daneshvar (*) 

Kulthum Miriasl An Analysis of the Political Leanings of Mehdi Akhavan Sales (*) 

Reza Najafzadeh Critique of Mass Society in Iranian Modern Fiction: Tabari`s Jackal King  

Arezou Shahbazi The Tudeh Party’s Ideology in the Works of Ahmad Mahmoud (*) 

Chair: Saeed Talajooy

15:00-17:30 BST

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The Tudeh Party’s Early Years: 1940-1949

Rowena Abdul Razak The Tudeh Party in British Policy, 1941 – 1949  

Abbas Shahrabi The Tudeh (Masses) Party and the Failed Massification of the Labour Militancy in 1940s  

Reza Sehhatmanesh Convergence and Divergence of the Social Forces with the Tudeh Party in the South Oilfield Regions in the 1320s (*) 

Chair: Oliver Bast

18:00-20:00 BST

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Thursday
1 April 2021

Disputed Heroes: The Tudeh Party & Its Officers’ Organisation

Pirooz Vakili Major Jafar Vakili and the Tudeh Party

Nasser Mohajer The Khosrow Ruzbeh Dossier: New Findings 

Siavush Randjbar-Daemi From Khosrow Ruzbeh to Hafizullah Amin: The Tudeh Party of Iran and the Partito Comunista Italiano, 1976-79. 

Chair: Stephanie Cronin

15:00-17:00 BST

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The Tudeh Party Before and After the Revolution

Peyman Vahabzadeh Disowning the Past: a Micro-history and on the Communique of People’s Fadai Guerrillas Regarding the Tudeh Party  

Kamran Geshnizjani The Tudeh Party’s Position on the Leading Role of the Combatant Clerics in the Iranian Revolution 

Denis V. Volkov The USSR and the Tudeh Party after the Islamic Revolution of 1979: Ideological Cohesion and Operative Controversies 

Chair: Afshin Matin-Asgari


18:00-20:30 BST

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* Presentations will be given in Persian