Ali B. Langroudi, M.A.

Ali B. Langroudi is a research assistant at the department of Iranian Studies at the University of Göttingen, Germany. His research interests focus on Persian Manuscripts as well as the literature of Persian-speaking Christian and Jewish communities. He has written his PhD dissertation on the earliest Persian manuscripts of the Gospels. Apart from his scientific occupations, Langroudi is engaged in educational, organizational and administrative activities at the same University.

WORK EXPERIENCES

10/2018 – Present

Academic Coordinator, M.A. Course of Mediterranean Studies, University of Göttingen

04/2018 – Present

Lecturer and Research Assistant, Institute of Iranian Studies, University of Göttingen

09/2017 – 03/2018

Research Assistant, Perso-Indica Project, Department of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of Bonn

02/2017 - 03/2018

Translation Assistant, Redemptoris Mater, Cologne

09/2016 – 12/2016

Graduate Assistant in the project Macht und Herrschaft - Vormoderne Konfigurationen in transkultureller Perspektive, [Persian reports of the Early Mughal Period in India], Department of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of Bonn

10/2014 – 02/2015

The secretary of Foreign Students, University of Rome

09/2000 – 08/2010

Self-employment, Teheran, Iran



TEACHING EXPERIENCES

WiSe 2022/23

Landeskunde Iran (in German)

SoSe 2022

Persian-speaking Jews and Their Literature

WiSe 2021/22

Syriac Literature in Persia

SoSe 2021

Prophets in Persian Literature

WiSe 2020/21

Pre-Modern Persian Translation of the Bible (Joint Classroom)

SoSe 2020

The Contribution of Modern Persian to World Literature

WiSe 2019/20

Landeskunde Iran (in German)

SoSe 2019

An Introduction to the History of Conversion in Iran

WiSe 2018/19

The History of Christianity in Persia

SoSe 2018

Kulturelle und religiöser Traditionen iranischer Gesellschaften

 

PUBLIC BENEFIT TEACHING EXPERIENCES

2020

Reading Persian Scripts and Manuscripts, Online Course on Social Media

2019

Reading Persian Scripts and Manuscripts, Online Course on Social Media

 

ORGANIZATION OF SUMMER SCHOOLS

08/2019              Academic Assistant and Lecturer at: Working in an Indian Archive: Indo-Persian Records from Hyderabad, at MANU University of Hyderabad, India, organized by the institute of Iranian Studies at the University of Göttingen

08/2018              Academic Assistant and Lecturer at: Reading and Analysing Indo-Persian Documents, University of Göttingen, Germany

 

PUBLICATIONS AND ARTICLES

2021

Recension on: Christian Windler’s Missionare in Persien - H-Soz-Kult

2020

Questioning the Reliability of the Evangelists - Mélanges de l'Institut dominicain d'études orientales, No. 35

2019

Nativity of Mary, Encyclopedia of the Bible and Its Reception, Vol. 17, De Gruyter

2016

Fereydūn, Encyclopedia of Anthropology of Iran

2015

Zaʿfar.i Ǧinnī, Encyclopedia of Anthropology of Iran

2009

ʿĀšurā.qadīm dar Mihrān.i Tāliqān, a monography of a Shiite ritual and its historical development

2001

Ganǧnāma.yi Wilāyat.i Bīa.Pīš, treatises on religion and culture in Northern Iran, 2 Volumes


PRESENTATIONS AND CONFERENCES

10/2019

Chapter Divisions of the Persian Gospels of Jerome Xavier, Conference “From Cultural Translation to Interreligious Controversy,” Münster, Germany

06/2019

On the Holy Spirit in the Sogdian Language, 6th Salzburg International Conference on Syriac Christianity in China and Central Asia, Almaty, Kazakhstan

06/2018

The Gospel of Matthew: The Missionary Gospel in Persia, “Scripture, Prayer and Worship in the History of Missions and World Christianity, Yale-Edinburgh Group, The University of Edinburgh, School of Divinity, Edinburgh, UK

04/2018

“Les interactions entre chiʿites duodécimains et chrétiens: histoire, théologie, literature, Institut Catholique de Paris, Paris, France

02/2018

A Persian Adaptation of the Vedāntasara: A Combination of Platonism, Hinduism and Islam, the 5th Perso-Indica conference, Bonn, Germany

12/2017

In Search of the Lost Gospel of Matthew: The Survey of a 16th-century Persian Manuscript, Lecture at the Institute of the Centre of World Christianity, University of SOAS, London, UK

10/2017

The Persian Translation of the Gospels in Rome and Persia: A Survey along the Safavid Dynasty, the 1st International Doctoral Colloquium: “Transnational Academic Exchange and Mutual Research Contacts,” Foreign Studies University, Beijing, China

05/2017

In Search of the Lost Gospel of Matthew: The Survey of a 16th-century Persian Manuscript, Dies Academicus, University of Bonn, Germany

11/2014

Medieval Calendar in Europe, University of Rome, Italy

02/2013

Calculation of Easter along the History of Christian Calendar,
University of Rome, Italy

 

EDUCATION

10/2018 - Present

PhD candidate at the department of Iranian Studies,
Georg-August-University, Göttingen

10/2015 – 07/2016

Ecumenical Studies, M.A., Faculty of Protestant Theology,
University
of Bonn

10/2013 – 07/2015

Historical Religious Sciences, M.A., Department of History – Culture - Religion, la Sapienza, University of Rome

2013

Winner of the degree award of the region Lazio

09/2010 – 09/2013

History, Culture and Religion, B.A., Department of History – Culture - Religion, la Sapienza - University of Rome

 

ONLINE COURSES

08/2020

Syriac, I,” Beth Mardutho, USA

07/2018

“The Qur’an between Judaism and Christianity,” University of Nottingham, UK

09/2017

“A Journey through Western Christianity: from Persecuted Faith to Global Religion (200 - 1650),” Yale University, USA

06/2017

“Philosophy, Science and Religion,” University of Edinburgh, Scotland

06/2017

“Religion and Conflict,” University of Groningen, the Netherlands

09/2016

“Christianity Through its Scriptures,” University of Harvard, USA

09/2016

“Islam Through its Scriptures,” University of Harvard, USA

 

LANGUAGE COURSES AND WORKSHOPS

08/2019

“Cultural Translation,” 43rd International Wolfenbüttel Summer School, Wolfenbüttel, Germany

07/2017

“Christian Arabic,” workshop at the Faculty of Catholic Theology, University of Münster, Germany

04/2017

“Persian Manuscripts in India,” workshop at the Department of Oriental and Asian Studies, University of Bonn, Germany

07/2014

“Galician Culture and Language,” Royal College of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

07/2013

“Galician Culture and Language,” Royal College of Santiago de Compostela, Spain

09/2012

“Pahlavi Manuscripts (Middle Persian Texts),” International summer school on Pahlavi papyrology, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany

 

LANGUAGE SKILLS

Gilaki: Mother tongue

Persian: Native

Italian: Fluent

English: Fluent

German: Fluent

Arabic: Intermediate

Syriac: Intermediate