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The Yale Program in Iranian Studies (YPIS) is delighted to announce that the Persian Heritage Foundation of California (PHF) has generously committed to full funding for the...
Dr. Kaveh Madani
The Program in Iranian Studies at the Whitney and Betty MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies at Yale is pleased to announce its new Contemporary Iran Forum....
What Trump’s tweet threatening Iran’s cultural sites could mean for Shiite Muslims
The following article written by Kishwar Rizvi, Professor in the History of Art, Islamic Art and Architecture, appeared in The Conversation on January 9, 2020: President...
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From March 29-31, the Iranian Studies program at the MacMillan Center hosted a three-day conference entitled “The Caspian in the History of Early Modern and Modern Eurasia.”...
An international conference exploring the dimensions of the Caspian Sea as a geographical frame for historical study will take place on campus March 29-31 in Henry R. Luce...
A masterfully researched and compelling history of Iran from 1501 to 2009
This history of modern Iran is not a survey in the conventional sense but an ambitious exploration of the story of a nation. It offers a revealing look at how events, people...
Ehsan Yarshater in 2011. “He was generally referred to during his own lifetime as the doyen of Iranian studies,” a fellow scholar said.Marcus Yam for The New York Times
Professor Ehsan Yarshater, who founded the Encyclopaedia Iranica and was instrumental to the establishment of the field of Iranian Studies in the United States, passed away...