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November 2017

Lecture: Professor Ali Ansari : Persia and the Persian Question

November 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

  This lecture will look at the ways in which the study of the history, language and culture of Iran and the wider Persianate world has developed in recent years, assessing the areas of growth and interest before looking specifically at questions of methodology and historiography. It will ask how these have affected our understanding of Iran's past, and its implications for our appreciation of the present, using as a case study, our understanding of British-Iranian relations. Turning specifically to Orientalism and…

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