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Encyclopaedia Iranica [EI]
Ehsan Yarshater, Columbia University

Grant details:

A Lifetime Quest to Finish a Monumental Encyclopedia of Iran (Media Coverage)
Publication: New York Times
Date: 8/12/2011
Abstract: Brief account of the Encyclopaedia Iranica project and of the editor-in-chief.

37 Years And Halfway Through Encyclopaedia Iranica (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Jacki Lyden
Publication: National Public Radio program "Tell Me More"
Date: 9/26/2011
Abstract: Interview of the editor-in-chief and Prof. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, discussing the history of the Encyclopaedia Iranica project.

Encyclopedia Iranica: Ehsan Yarshater's Grand Obsession (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Porus P. Cooper
Publication: Fezana Journal
Date: 12/1/2011
Abstract: A question and answer interview with Prof. Yarshater first reviews in general terms the scope and history of the Encyclopaedia Iranica project. It then focuses on the subjects of special interest to readers of this journal--the encyclopedia's coverage of pre-Islamic Iran and Zoroastrianism in particular, the enduring presence and influence of Zoroastrians in Iran, and their status in contemporary Iran.

Porowfesur Ehsan Yarshater az zaban-e khodesh (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Ehsan Yarshater
Publication: Persian Heritage/Miras-e Iran
Date: 7/10/2013
Abstract: (In Persian) full title: "Prof. Ehsan Yarshater in his own words: founder and editor in chief of the Iranica and researcher on the history and culture of Iran." The article is a leisurely, five-page review of his early life and career, with his educational efforts leading up to the foundation of the Encyclopaedia Iranica project. The key role of the NEH in support of the project after 1979 and the subsequent history of the project through completion of volume 15 of the print edition is described.

Encyclopaedia Iranica Project Reaches Milestone (Media Coverage)
Publication: Columbia College Today
Date: 9/1/2012
Abstract: The article updates the account of Prof. Yarshater and the Encyclopaedia Iranica project given in the same publication in 2003, with focus on successful fundraising.

Portrait: Dr. Ehsan Yarshater (Media Coverage)
Author(s): Voice of America
Publication: Voice of America, Persian News Network
Date: 9/26/2011
Abstract: (In Persian) Extended, two-part interview with Prof. Yarshater on his background, life, and work and the aims of the Encyclopaedia Iranica project.

Author(s): Jean-Pierre Digard
Publication: L'Homme. Revue française d'anthropologie
Date: 4/1/2014
Abstract: The review in L'Homme, no. 210, pp. 166-172, covers both the present volume and the same author's complementary work, Un autre Iran. Un ethnologue au Gilân (also 2013).