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 (Fall 2018).

Fall 2018

Fall 2018: (download poster)

Friday, September 7 @ 12:00pm | ISPS, 77 Prospect St, B012
The Role of Art Projects in the Evolution of Social Participation in Public Spaces: “Tehran Monoxide Project” and “Made in China” – Two Experiences
Negar FarajianiArtist & Independent Curator in Tehran
Friday, September 21 @ 12:00pm | ISPS, 77 Prospect St, B012
“Violence, Law, and Space in Mid-Nineteenth- Century Isfahan, “The Abode of Sovereignty”
Farzin VejdaniAssistant Professor of History, Ryerson University
Friday, October 12 @ 12:00pm | Luce 202 
God and Man in Tehran: Contending Visions of the Divine from the Qajars to the Islamic Republic
Hossein KamalyAssistant Professor in the Asian and Middle Eastern
Cultures Department, Barnard College
Tuesday, November 2 @ 12:00pm | Luce 202
“The Flaying of Mani: The Hermeneutics of Political Violence in Sasanian Iran”
Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw VevainaBahari Associate Professor of Sasanian Studies, University of Oxford
Friday, April 20 @ 12:00pm | ISPS, 77 Prospect St, B012
Cosmopolitan Identity, National Sovereignty: A Cinematic History of Iran”
Golbarg RekabtalaeiAssistant Professor of Middle Eastern History, Seton Hall University

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.