November 2018 News

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...
How might art stir up communal consciousness about the adverse effects of pollution? Earlier this month, on September 7th, the Iranian Studies Program was pleased to host...
“That they may learn.” تا که عبرت بگیرند -A common proclamation of warning from 19th-century Isfahan law-enforcing bodies and chroniclers. On Friday Sept 21st afternoon,...
The political and sociological study of music in contemporary Iran is a growing field, and this conference is the first of its kind to bring together researchers and...
Abbas Amanat
Abbas Amanat, the William Graham Sumner Professor of History at Yale, poured decades of research into “Iran: A Modern History,” his new book charting five centuries of...