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Conference held in SBU, MoU signed with University of Florence

Published: 2019/03/13 12:15 AM

​A specialized conference titled “From Soltaniyeh to Florence: Design and construction traditions in the architecture of the Eighth and Ninth Hegira Century” was held at International Conferences Center of Shahid Beheshti University (SBU) on Saturday, February 23, 2019,  with the presence of the prominent professors from Florence University of Italy, interested students and faculty members. This conference was planned and directed by the efforts of Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning.

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Soltaniyeh Dome’s Monument unveils the Iranian Art and Architecture during the Ilkhani Era. The study of the relationship between the Soltanieh dome and the dome of the Cathedral of Florence has showed the connection between these two cultural realms. Moreover, this affiliation has linked the art and architecture of Iran to the art and architecture of Italy during the Renaissance.

It should be noted that this reciprocal relationship was studied for nearly five decades by the Iranian-Italian group who had done the restoration of the Soltanieh dome in the 1970s, and also aims to revitalize and reconstruct a historic relationship between Iran and Italy.

The scientific event was successfully accomplished by support of the Vice-President for Research and Technology and the International Scientific Collaboration Office of SBU as well as the Office of the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism of Iran, the World Heritage Site of Soltaniyeh, the Architecture and Urbanism Faculty of the Comprehensive University of Florence, and the Florence Art History Institute of Italy.

Specialized exhibitions, question and answer sessions, and various other programs were held, and domestic and foreign experts gave lecture on the posed issues.

At the end of the scientific event, a Memorandum of Understanding on mutual scientific collaboration was signed by the head of the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Florence and the dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planning at SBU.

According to the memorandum of understanding, the following were placed on the agenda of both parties: organizing dual master's programs, conducting joint doctoral dissertations, holding joint workshops in order to complete previous studies on the Soltanieh monument, and publishing a book titled "Mending Documents of Soltaniyeh’s dome".

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