Iran Colloquium

Fall 2013

September 20     
Daryoush Ashouri, Translator, Writer and Critic
“From the Orient to the Third World: A Brief Review of a Historical Fall”
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September 27     
Valerie Hansen, Professor of History, Yale University
“Iranians in Exile: The Sogdian Diaspora along the Silk Road in China, 313-1000 CE”
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October 18
Abbas Amanat, Professor of History, Yale University
“Anxious Onlookers: Qajar Iran, Persianate India and Tipu Sultan’s Resistance to British Expansion”
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November 6      
“Education under Fire
A Documentary and Conversation with discussants:
Fereydun Vahman (University of Copenhagen)
Mashiyat Ashraf (Baha’I Institute for Higher Education)
Shahin Milani (Iran Human Rights Documentation Center)
Co-sponsored by Yale Program in Iranian Studies, Iran Human Rights Documentation Center, and the Schell Center for International Human Rights
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November 8      
Fereydun Vahman, University of Copenhagen
“Enduring Zoroastrian Legacy in later Iranian Religions”
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December 6
Ida Meftahi, IAH Postdoctoral Fellow, The Pennsylvania State University
“Re-Sublimating the Dancing Body in Twentieth Century Iran: From Cabaret Spectacle to the Post-Revolutionary Theatrical State”
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Spring 2014 (download poster)

January 24
Hadi Jorati, Yale University,
“Decline and Fall of Isma‘ilis in Iran: A Thirteenth Century Endgame”
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February 19
Film Screening: A Cinema of Discontent: Film Censorship in Iran by Jamsheed Akrami, William Paterson University, followed by Panel Discussion and Q&A with Jamsheed Akrami, and Abbas Amanat, Yale University
co-sponsored by PIER-Outreach
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February 28
David Patrikarakos, University of St Andrews, UK
“Iran’s Nuclear Program: A Surge to Modernity”
co-sponsored by the Poynter Fellowship for Journalism
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March 26
Joint Panel: Joanna de Groot, University of York, UK and Iranian Studies Fellow, Yale University; and James Gustafson, Indiana State University,
“Out of the Shadows: A Case Study of a Nineteenth Century Iranian Region in a Wider Historical Perspective”
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April 4
Morad Tahbaz, Persian Wildlife Foundation
“Iran’s Wildlife: Challenges and Opportunities”
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April 5
Nowruz Concert

April 11
George Bournoutian, Iona College, New York
“The Griboedov Affair and Iran’s Mission of Apology to Tsar of Russia in 1829”
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April 25
Charles Melville, Cambridge University
“New Light on Shah ‘Abbas and the Construction of Isfahan”
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