Program in Iranian Studies

The Program in Iranian Studies at the MacMillan Center promotes study of Iran, Afghanistan and the Persianate cultural sphere, with emphasis on regional and international affairs, domestic political developments as well as society, history, religion, art, art history, culture, law, medicine and public health, economy, and environment. The Program in Iranian Studies strives to reflect diverse views on foreign policy as well as nongovernmental voices and views of deprived groups such as women, intellectual descanters, religious and ethnic minorities, and nonconformists. It also encourages study of Iran and Afghanistan within the broader context of the Middle East, and especially in relation to neighboring Iraq, Saudi Arabia and other countries of the Persian Gulf, as well as Pakistan, India, China, and Central Asia.

 

Upcoming Events

EHSAN YARSHATER LECTURES

IRAN, INDIA, AND EUROPE: EARLY MODERN CONNECTED HISTORIES

Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Department of History
University of California-Los Angeles

April 25. Lecture 1: The Deccan Frontier in the Time of the Sultanate

April 26. Lecture 2: Traveling Mirrors for Princes

April 27. Round Table: Conceptualizing a Persianate Oecumene in the Early Modern Period, with Supriya Gandhi, Alan Mikhail, Steve Pincus, Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Kishwar Rizvi, Abbas Amanat

Lectures and Roundtable are at 5 pm each evening in Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Avenue

Sponsored by The Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale, Ehsan Yarshater Persian Heritage Fund at Yale, The Yale Program in Iranian Studies, and the Council on Middle East Studies at Yale

EHSAN YARSHATER LECTURES 25-28 April 2017