research paper (4.5 pages), The research paper should address a topic of your choice which deals with a specific aspect of Baha’i culture and history in Iran. The topic of your research paper is decided by you but if you are not sure you are welcome to consult with me. This is a research paper and therefore you need to go beyond the course readings and lectures. It is always better to have a specific topic. Sources should be adequately cited but any citation format is acceptable. Your paper must be accurate in terms of spelling and grammar.
In addition to books and articles you find in the library, the following website is a good place to search for materials regarding your paper: https://bahai-library.com/
There are hundreds of topics relevant to our class and you should choose a topic that is of interest to you. But I provide here a few examples of paper topics:
Shaykhi movement, Life of any of the Letters of the Living, Declaration of the Bab, Tahirih, Badasht, Tabriz Interrogation of the Bab, Execution of the Bab, Tabarsi or Nayriz or Zanjan upheavals, Attempt at the life of the King and its consequence, Baha’u’llah and Tehran prison, Baha’u’llah’s withdrawal to mountains of Sulaymaniyyih, His role in Baghdad community, Ridvan festival, Letters to the kings and leaders of the world, His concept of the New World Order, Baha’u’llah’s Covenant, Browne’s meeting with Baha’u’llah and ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Conversion of Jews or Zoroastrians to the Baha’i Faith, Development of the Baha’i Faith in the West, Baha’is and modern schools in Iran, Baha’is and the Constitutional Revolution, Baha’is and women’s right, Abdu’l-Baha’s trip to Europe or North America, Institutionalization of the Baha’i Faith, Development of Baha’i democratic institutions in the world, Persecution of the Baha’is in Iran..