Iran Colloquium

Fall 2011

September 23
Mirjam Brusius, University of Cambridge and Humboldt University
“The Back and Forth of Photography: Naser al Din Shah and Images of Transmission between 19th century Europe and Qajar Iran”
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October 7
Ulrich Marzolph, Georg-August University, Gottingen and Enzyklopädie des Märchens
“Pictorial Representation of Shiite Themes in Lithographed Books of the Qajar Period”
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October 11
Mehrdad Amanat
“Negotiating Identities: Iranian Jewish Conversions to Islam and the Baha’i Faith”
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October 20
Shahzad Bashir, Stanford University,
“Bodies and Texts: Exploring Corporeality in Persian Sufi Narratives”
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November 4
Walter Posch, Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Berlin
“Borderline Cases in the Ottoman-Safavid Conflict: Qizilbash refugees in the Ottoman Empire and Sunni Noblemen at Shah Tahmasb’s Court”
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November 11
Ranin Kazemi, Yale University
“Everyday Forms of Subaltern Resistance in Qajar Iran: Bread Riots of 1860-61 in Tehran”
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Spring 2012

January 27
Kishwar Rizvi, Department of the History of Art, Yale University
“The Charismatic Body in early Safavid Iran”
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February 3
Gagan D. S. Sood, International Security Studies and Department of History, Yale University
“The Stuff of Life in Islamicate Eurasia: Towards a History of Premodern Folk Ontologies”
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February 17
Oliver Bast, Council on Middle East Studies, Yale University
“Duping the British and Outwitting the Russians? Iranian Foreign Policy and the ‘Bolshevik Threat’, 1917-1921”
Co-sponsored with the Yale International History Workshop
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March 27
Emine Fetvaci, History of Art & Architecture, Boston University
“The Album of Sultan Ahmed I: Ottoman Painting, Persian Calligraphy and European Prints”
Co-sponsored with the Medieval Renaissance Forum
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April 4
Franklin Lewis, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, University of Chicago
“Form and Meaning and the Meanings of Forms in the Poetry of Rumi”
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April 13
Sana Haroon, South Asian Studies, Yale University
“Shi’a-Sunni Sectarianism in Modern South Asian History”
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