Ehsan Yarshater Lectures

2017 Yarshater Lecture Series Report

Yale 2017 Ehsan Yarshater Lectures PosterSanjay Subrahmanyam presented new research as well as built upon his body of work on “connected histories” and the early modern Persianate world over the course of the Yarshater lecture series at Yale this April. The first lecture on linkages between Iran and the Deccan began with a fascinating snapshot of the material culture underpinning this world of connections: an image of the lari, a fish-hook shaped silver coin that originated in the Iranian province of Laristan and soon began to circulate across the western Indian ocean in the fifteenth century, becoming the most common currency in the region. Link to more information about the 2017 Yarshater Lecture Series Report

  • April 25-28, 2017: IRAN, INDIA, AND EUROPE: EARLY MODERN CONNECTED HISTORIES with Sanjay Subrahmanyam, Department of History, University of California-Los Angeles 
  • April 25. Lecture 1: The Deccan Frontier in the Time of the Sultanate (watch video)
  • April 26. Lecture 2: Traveling Mirrors for Princes (watch video)​
  • 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 (watch video)
  • April 28. Graduate Student Workshop. State of Scholarship and Works in Progress (watch video)

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