The Conference of “Iran and Central Asia in the
Mirror of Tangible and Intangible Cultural Heritage of Mongol and Ilkhanid Era,
alongside of the Silk Road” was held on 1st of June in the Institute of
Political and International Studies (IPIS) with the participation of
researchers, scholars and diplomats and in the related field.
The proposal to hold the conference as well as
its topic were presented and approved at the 22nd session of the Academic
Council of IICAS in February 2020 in Bern, Switzerland.
Out of 30 articles submitted for the conference
by researchers and practitioners from Georgia, Germany, Iraq, Mongolia,
Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Iran, Uzbekistan and Pakistan 13 relevant
papers were accepted.
The opening session, where welcoming speeches
were delivered by Ms. Raefipour (executive coordinator of the conference), Dr.
Muhammad Hassan Shaykh al-Islami (President of IPIS), Dr. Dmitriy Voyakin
(Director of IICAS), Mrs. Giannandre (Officer-in-Charge of UNESCO Tehran
Cluster Office), Dr. Khosray Noziri (Secretary General of the Economic
Cooperation Organization) was followed by two panel sessions. The first panel
session was dedicated to tangible and intangible heritage of Iran in Ilkhanid
era”, while the other one focused on traces of Ilkhanid Heritage on the Silk
Additionally, the agenda included official
visits to the Center for the Great Islamic Encyclopedia and Eco Cultural
Institute (ECI) in Tehran.