During this stage of her career she was also active in scholarly bodies: she served the Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum from its inception as secretary and treasurer (1955-70) alongside Henning as chairman; the Council of the Royal Asiatic Society (1956-60, 1965-68) and the editorial board of the journal, Asia Major (1962-76). Chosen from more than 1,600 applicants to the Hono... May, 14 2019 - … (Optional) Enter email address if you would like feedback about your tag. 279-88; “Some remarks on the transmission of the Kayanian heroic cycle,” Serta Cantabrigiensia, Wiesbaden, 1954, pp. Mary Boyce of Columbia has been named one of 10 National Scholars at Clemson University for 2019. She was taught by Hector Munro Chadwick (1870-1947), a world authority on oral literatures who influenced some of her studies on Parthian minstrelsy mentioned below. Obituary: Nora Elizabeth Mary Boyce Almut Hintze Professor Nora Elizabeth Mary Boyce, who died on 4 April 2006, aged 85, was a leading authority on Zoroastrianism, the pre-Islamic religion of Iran. “The teachings of Zoroaster,” (pp. She also argued therein that it was Zoroaster who introduced the five times of daily prayer, the sudra and kustī (ZACV, pp. ʿAskar Bahrāmi as Zardoštiyān: bāvarhā va ādāb-e dini-ye ānhā , Tehran, 2002, 10th repr., 2009; Review: ArOr 50/1, 1982, pp. Nora Elisabeth Mary Boyce (2 August 1920 – 4 April 2006) was a British scholar of Iranian languages, and an authority on Zoroastrianism. “A tomb for Cassandane,” Orientalia Jacques Duchesne-Guillemin emerito oblata, Acta Iranica 23, Leiden, 1984, pp. xxi–xxvi; an earlier one including personalia is in Bio-bibliographies de 134 Savants, Acta Iranica 20, Leiden, 1979, pp. Boyce was a recipient of the Royal Asiatic Society's Burton Medal, and of the Sykes Medal of the Royal Society of Asian Affairs. A study has been conducted on the mechanisms of in-situ tensile failure of staple yams during uniaxial tensioning, as in a conventional ravel strip test. 56-73, 298-313. Boyce’s field-work transformed her studies in two ways. Mary C. Boyce Appointed Provost of Columbia University. Boyce is known as one of the chief campaigners for an earlier date for the prophet than the previously common sixth-century dating. In an exceptional move, the Zoroastrian Trust Funds of Europe, London, held a memorial liturgy for her and posthumously declared her an “Honoured Friend” by a change in its constitution to permit bestowal of this title on non-Zoroastrians (British Association for the Study of Religions Bulletin 111, 2007, p. 4). SCC1111 General Chemistry; SCC2301 Forensic and Analytical Chemistry 349-51. Nora Elisabeth Mary Boyce (2 August 1920 â 4 April 2006) was a British scholar of Iranian languages, and an authority on Zoroastrianism. BOYCE, Nora Elizabeth Mary (b. Darjeeling, India, 2 August 1920; d. London, 4 April 2006), scholar of Zoroastrianism and its relevant languages, and Professor of Iranian Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) of the University of London (FIGURE 1). 45-52; and “The Parthian gōsān and Iranian Minstrel Tradition,” JRAS, 1957, pp. “Great Vayu and Greater Varuna,” BAI 7, n.s., 1993 , pp. She was born in Darjeeling where her parents were vacationing to escape the heat of the plains during the summer. After the publication of HZ I, Boyce’s work continued to be focused mainly on religious issues, notably, “Mihragān among the Irani Zoroastrians,” in Mithraic Studies: Proceedings of the First International Congress of Mithraic Studies, ed., J. R. Hinnells, I, Manchester, 1975, pp. 201-15. 116-19) who asked: “How are we to classify Zarathushtra [?] 64-68) and in which rite, she believed, Zoroaster was involved in animal sacrifice (p. 69). Mary Boyce. 157-60. 133-35). 145-95, carries the study of Zoroastrianism beyond the Sasanian period into the period under Islamic rule (also idem, “Zoroastrianism in Iran after the Arab Conquest,” A Zoroastrian Tapestry: Art, Religion and Culture, eds., P. Godrej and F. Punthakey Mistree, Ahmedabad and Cliffedgeway, NJ, 2002, pp. This makes for a unique, seminal narrative displaying outstanding sensitivity and insight. There she met her future mentor, Walter Bruno Henning, under whose tutelage she began to study Middle Iranian languages. Google Scholar Georges, R.A. 1969 'Toward an understanding of storytelling' Journal of American Folklore 82: 313 - 328 . After completing her doctorate, she made several visits to Hamburg and Berlin to catalogue the Iranian manuscripts in the Manichean script. 269f., where she sees consistency between Strabo’s account of Cappadocian Zoroastrian practice and Zoroastrian practices in modern Iran). She also joined a seminar (1949-50) to study the important Sasanian tract, the Letter of Tansar. Another first was a departure in the organization and presentation of the six Bai Ratanbai Katrak Lectures delivered decadally by a particular invitee since their subvention (1923) and inauguration (1925) at Oxford: the 2009 series consisted of six speakers, all of whom commemorated and focused on Mary Boyce’s scholarship. “The Poems of the Persian Sibyl and the Zand ī Vahman Yašt,” Études irano-aryennes offertes à Gilbert Lazard, Cahiers de Studia Iranica 7, Paris, 1989, pp. He is perpetually striving to persuade men of the truth of a great message, obedience to which will bring them everlasting life. 591-92. “Some aspects of farming in a Zoroastrian village of Yazd,” Persica 4, 1969, pp. 661-79 [special EIr. 104-05; see NOWRUZ i). 25-40. Review of Jürgen Hampel, Die Kopenhagener Handschrift Cod. A Catalogue of the Iranian Manuscripts in the Manichean Script in the German Turfan Collection, Institut für Orientforschung 45, Berlin, 1960; Review: BSOAS 28/1, 1965, pp.