Document Type : Scientific Research Manuscript


1 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, Tarbiat Modares University, Tehran, Iran.

2 Assistant Professor of Cultural Sociology, Iranian Institute for Social and Cultural Studies, Tehran, Iran.

3 PhD Candidate of Cultural Policy, Iranian Institute for Social and Cultural Studies, Tehran, Iran.


After 1979 Islamic revolution, from April 20 to 22, 1980 universities in Tehran, Tabriz and some other cities, experienced an outstanding political juncture. Active collegiate political groups were compelled to surrender their rooms and offices, and leave the universities’ campus. Accordingly, universities and cities were the scene of bloody clashes. As a matter of fact, university as the fortress of freedom, resistance and revolution against Pahlavi was about to change its revolutionary identity and to adapt new role of an engaged proponent of Islamic regime. Concerning to Badiou’s concept of empty space and Delousian Rhizomatic analysis, we study related news and pictures of related newspapers. Concludingly, we demonstrate the set of relations in which Islamic university renovates. Also, we illustrate how the universities, on the one hand, acted as an agent and a mechanism for de-centering the revolutionary characteristic, and remaining this “Holy Place”, in Ayatollah Khomeini’s word, as a permanent Islamic partisan of new born political regime, simultanouly.


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Rezaie, M., Kazemi, A., & Taheri Kia, H. (2017). Four days of the existence of university after the Islamic Revolution; From April 19 to April 22, 1980. Journal of Iran Cultural Research, 10(1), 177-200.  doi: 10.22631/ijcr.2017.327