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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...
Professor M. Nazif Shahrani, Indiana University, Bloomington, and Professor Thomas Barfield, Boston University
On April 13 and 14, the Yale Program in Iranian Studies—operating under the auspices of the MacMillan Center’s Council on Middle East Studies—hosted the Conference on...
A young Iranian woman waves a white headscarf
Nahid Siamdoust, a postdoctoral associate of Iranian studies at the MacMillan Center and the author of Soundtrack of the Revolution: The Politics of Music in Iran, wrote the...