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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 Nahid Siamdoust (Spring 2018).

Spring 2018

Spring 2018: (download poster)

Friday, February 16 @ 12:00pm | ISPS, 77 Prospect St, B012
“Writing the War Between Ambivalence and Loss: Arabic and Persian Literature after the Iran-Iraq War”
Amir Moosavi, Visiting Assistant Professor of Middle East Studies, Brown University
Friday, February 23 @ 12:00pm | ISPS, 77 Prospect St, B012
Book Talk - “Defying Demons: Culture and Politics in Modern Iran”
Abbas Amanat, Professor of History, Yale University
Friday, March  2 @ 12:00pm | ISPS, 77 Prospect St, B012
“Politics and Popular Culture in the Islamic Republic of Iran”
Mehdi Semati, Professor of Communication, Northern Illinois University
Tuesday, March 27 @ 12:00pm | ISPS, 77 Prospect St, B012
Book Talk - “Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran”
Nahid Siamdoust, Postdoctoral Associate & Lecturer in Iranian Studies, Yale University
Friday, April 20 @ 12:00pm | ISPS, 77 Prospect St, B012
“Rhyming in the Name of Revolution: Khamenei’s Poetry Nights”
Fatemeh Shams, Assistant Professor of Persian Literature, University of Pennsylvania

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.