Iran Colloquium

The purpose of the Iran Colloquium is to bring together specialists of Iran and the Persian cultural sphere (from the Ottoman world to South and Central Asia) in all areas of humanities, social sciences and law in the region and to serve as a forum to discuss new publications, work in progress, new research projects, current affairs and other related issues. It is a workshop/study group open to Yale community which meets on select Fridays with presentations by members and guest speakers. For more information, please contact Lora LeMosy.


Spring 2017


Spring 2017 (download poster)

27 January @ 12:00pm | A001, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
Naysan Adlparvar, Postdoctoral Fellow and Lecturer, Program in Iranian Studies, Yale University
“Leveling the Playing Field? State Building and Ethnic Relations in Afghanistan’s Bamyan Valley”
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31 March @ 12:00pm | A001, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
Nile Green, Professor, Department of History, University of California-Los Angeles
“When the Mirzas Met Frankenstein: The Early Qajars and the Scientific Revolution”
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7 April @ 11:00am | A001, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
Rocco Rante, Department of Islamic Art, Louvre Museum
“Human Occupations and the Evolution of Settlements in the Bukhara Oasis”
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14 April @ 12:00pm | A001, ISPS, 77 Prospect Street
Supriya Gandhi, Lecturer, Department of Religious Studies, Yale Yale University
“Sufis and the Limits of Sovereignty: Interrogating Religious Authority in Mughal India”
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Sponsored by the Yale Program in Iranian Studies and the Council on Middle East Studies at the MacMillan Center. Funded by a USDE Title VI grant.