About the ‘Irfán Colloquium session #81 (English)

Bosch Bahá'í School: Santa Cruz, California USA

May 29 – June 1, 2008.


The main objectives of the Irfán Colloquium and its publications are to encourage, support and promote deeper and systematic studies in the Baha'i Writings and beliefs. This year's theme is "Some Answered Questions" in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of that book. Therefore, presentations on aspects, topics or concepts described in that book will be especially welcome. Participants at the colloquia sessions, in addition to benefiting from the scholarly presentations, have a unique opportunity for associating with scholars and those seriously interested in Baha'i studies and discussing topics of mutual interests. Furthermore, they receive a set of Irfán publications that include the abstracts and the texts of the papers presented at the Irfán Colloquia as well as valuable elucidations.

The sessions of the `Irfán Colloquium in 2008 is dedicated to the centenary celebration of the publication of `Abdu'l-Bahá's Some Answered Questions. We welcome research papers in the English, Persian or German languages on various aspects, chapters, and topics of that book. The papers may be presented at various sessions of the `Irfán Colloquium in North America and Europe. Compilations of those papers are scheduled to be published in 2009. For participation in this project and further information please refer to www.irfancolloquia.org or contact info@irfancolloquia.org.

Proposal Submission Information:
Please pay attention to the following guidelines for submitting your proposals
  1. Type the title in capital letters on the first line. Skip a line.
  2. Type the author's name/s. Skip a line.
  3. Type a proposal abstract (about 500 words) that includes the main points, methodology, and final conclusion.
  4. If necessary include the main references for further studies.
Deadline for submission is four months before the colloquium. Please transmit abstract electronically to: Iraj@aymanha.com

2008 Calendar of Events

80Bosch Bahá'í School, Santa Cruz, CAMay 29-June 1*Persian
81Bosch Bahá'í School. Santa Cruz, CAMay 29-June 1*English
82Center for Bahá'í Studies, Acuto, ItalyJune 26 - July 1**Persian
83Center for Bahá'í Studies, Acuto, ItalyJuly 3-6English
84Conference Center, Tambach, GermanyJuly 24-27German
85Louhelen Bahá'í School, Davison, MIOctober 9-12Persian
86Louhelen Bahá'í School, Davison, MIOctober, 9-12English

* There will be a special program for commemoration of the Ascension of Baha'u'llah on early morning of May 29th.
** July 2 is for optional group tour


1. All programs start after dinner on the first day. All sessions end after lunch on the last day except the sessions at Acuto that end at the evening of the last day

2. Proposals for presentations should be sent not later than four month in advance of each session. Please look at www.irfancolloquia.org for information and address.

3. For registration and reservation contact the hosting institutions.

The Centre for Baha'i Studies, www.centrostudibahai.com
Hotel La Panoramica, www.lapanoramicahotel.com
Via Capodimonte 49
03010 Acuto (FR)
P: 39-0775-56061
F: 39-0775-56841
E: acuto@bahai.it

3208 South State Road
Davison, Michigan 48423-8603
Tel : 810-653-5033
Fax : 810-653-7181
E-Mail : louhelen@usbnc.org

500 Comstock Lane
Santa Cruz, CA 95060-9677
Tel : 831-423-3387
Fax : 831-423-7564