Final details and dates for the lectures to be announced Fall 2021
The 2021/2022 series of lectures and seminars will address transnational exchanges in roughly three periods: The Tsarist/Qajar Era, the Soviet Union/Pahlavi era, and the Islamic Republic/Post 1991 era, with a focus on Iran, Russia, Transcaucasia, and Central Asia.
Janet Afary, Mellichamp Chair in Global Religion and Modernity and Professor of Religious Studies at the University of California, Santa Barbara.
Teoman Aktan, PhD in Political Science from the University of Istanbul.
Touraj Atabaki, Emeritus Professor by special appointment of Social History of the Middle East and Central Asia at Leiden University.
Rebecca Gould, Professor of Islamic World and Comparative Literature at the University of Birmingham.
Sam Hodgkin, Assistant Professor of Comparative Literature at Yale University.
Giorgi Papashvili, Doctoral Candidate of the Program in Art-Historical Studies, Tbilisi State Academy of Art.
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