Dr. Soli Shahvar

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Dr. Soli Shahvar is current Director at the Ezri Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies at the University of Haifa[1]. Between 2005-2006, he was Deputy-Director & senior research fellow at the Center for Gulf Studies, and Deputy-Director and senior research fellow at the Ezri Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies between 2006-2007[2]. In 2007, he became Director & senior research fellow at the Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies, and since then has served as a member/Chairman of several faculty committees within the University, including the MA Committee at the Department of Middle Eastern Studies (as of 2008), the Research Committee at the Faculty of Humanities (as of 2009), and has acted as Chairman of the Research Committee at the Faculty of Humanities since 2010[3].

Scholarly Positions and Activities outside Haifa University

According to Dr. Shahvar's university profile, he has acted as a "Referee and reviewer of books and articles for:

  • Professional & peer-reviewed journals
  • Publishers
  • Research funds and institutes"[4].

Research Grants

Grants Awarded[6].

  • Presidential Research Grant, University of Haifa, 2010


Scholarships, Awards and Prizes

  • 1996-97: Ben Gurion University post-doctoral scholarship
  • 2000-2001: Haifa University post-doctoral scholarship

Publications[7].

PhD Thesis

  • “The Formation of the Indo-European Telegraph Line: Britain, the Ottoman Empire and Persia, 1855-1865” (PhD thesis, S.O.A.S., University of London, 1997); 558 pp. (Supervised by Prof. Malcolm E. Yapp and the late Dr. R. M. Burrell).

Books

  • 'The Forgotten Schools': The Baha'is and Modern Education in Iran, 1899-1934. London & New York: I. B. Tauris Publishers, 2009.

(forthcoming)

  • Soli Shahvar et al., The Baha'is of Iran, Transcaspia and the Caucasus. Vol. I: Letters of Russian Officers and Officials. Vol. II: Reports and Correspondence of Russian Officials. Translated, annotated and edited, with detailed introductions. London & New York: I. B. Tauris Publishers (forthcoming 2011) (circa 600pp)

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • “Concession Hunting in the Age of Reform: British Companies and the Search for

Government Guarantees; Telegraph Concessions through Ottoman Territories, 1855- 1858”, Middle Eastern Studies 38: 4 (October 2002): 169-93.

  • “Tribes and Telegraphs in Lower Iraq: The Muntafiq and the Baghdad-Basrah Telegraph Line of 1863-1865”, Middle Eastern Studies 39: 1 (January 2003): 89-116.
  • "Communications, Qajar Irredentism and the Strategies of British India: The Makran Coast Telegraph and British Policy of Containing Persia in the East (Baluchistan) – Part I", Iranian Studies 39: 3 (September 2006): 329-51.
  • "Communications, Qajar Irredentism and the Strategies of British India: The Makran Coast Telegraph and British Policy of Containing Persia in the East (Baluchistan) – Part II”, Iranian Studies 39: 4 (December 2006): 569-95
  • “Lo Scontro con l’Iran Ora è Piu Probabile”, Limes – Rivisita Italiana di Geopolitica, Quaderno Speciale no. 2 (2006): 105-14 (in Italian).
  • “Why Israel Should Talk with Tehran (while Arming its Missiles),” Heartland – EurAsian Review of Geopolitics 2 (2006): 27-35.
  • "Iron Poles, Wooden Poles: The Electric Telegraph and the Ottoman-Iranian Boundary Conflict, 1863-1865", The British Journal of Middle East Studies 34: 1 (April 2007): 23-42.
  • "Iran, Il Giorno Dopo: La Guerra che non Conviene", Limes – Rivisita Italiana di Geopolitica 1 (2008)M 1-14 (in Italian).
  • "The Islamic Regime in Iran and Its Attitude towards the Jews: The Religious and Political Dimensions", Immigrants and Minorities 27: 1 (March 2009): 82-117.

Articles or Chapters in Scientific Books

  • "Iran, 1925-1946", in The Middle East Between the World Wars, ed. Haggai

Erlich, Tel Aviv: The Open University, 2003, part 2, vol. 5, pp. 251-86 (in Hebrew).

  • "Technology, Diplomacy and European Economic Enterprise in mid Nineteenth Century Ottoman Middle East: The Indo-European Telegraph Line and the Clash of the Anglo-Ottoman Interests", in Turkey: The Ottoman Past and the Republican Present, eds. Michael Winter and Miri Sheffer, Tel Aviv: The Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern & African Studies and the Dept. for Middle Eastern and African History, Tel Aviv University, 2007, pp. 211-45 (in Hebrew).
  • “Farsi: The Modernization Process and the Advent of English” in Globally Speaking: Motives for Adopting English Vocabulary in Other Languages, eds. Judith Rosenhouse and Rotem Kowner. Clevedon, U.K.; Buffalo, N.Y.; Ontario, Canada: Multilingual Matters, 2008, pp. 187-207.

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References

  1. LinkedIn Employment Profile, accessed July 24, 2012.
  2. Staff Profile, Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa Homepage. Accessed July 24, 2012.
  3. Staff Profile, Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa Homepage. Accessed July 24, 2012.
  4. Staff Profile, Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa Homepage. Accessed July 24, 2012.
  5. Staff Profile, Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa Homepage. Accessed July 24, 2012.
  6. Staff Profile, Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa Homepage. Accessed July 24, 2012.
  7. Staff Profile, Faculty of Humanities, University of Haifa Homepage. Accessed July 24, 2012.