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The Idea of Iran: Qajar Iran on the Cusp of Modernity

The Idea of Iran: Qajar Iran on the Cusp of Modernity

The Idea of Iran: Qajar Iran on the Cusp of Modernity Conference The nineteenth century saw the consolidation of the Qajar State and changed relations with the European powers that had been transformed by political, industrial and agricultural revolutions, among them...

Fifty Shades of Collecting: Jean Pozzi and his Islamic Collection

Fifty Shades of Collecting: Jean Pozzi and his Islamic Collection

Fifty Shades of Collecting: Jean Pozzi and his Islamic Collection with Negar Habibi   This talk aims to document the life and art collecting career of Jean Pozzi (1885-1967), a French plenipotentiary Minister in Iran (in 1935) and Egypt (1939-1942). Over the...

Staging Piety: The Takkiyya Muʿavin al-Mulk in Kermanshah

Staging Piety: The Takkiyya Muʿavin al-Mulk in Kermanshah

Staging Piety: The Takkiyya Muʿavin al-Mulk in Kermanshah with Nahid Massoumeh Assemi   The Takkiyya Mu’avin al-Mulk is a privately built complex in the city of Kermanshah in western Iran, dedicated to the annual commemoration of the martyrdom of Husayn ibn ‘Ali...

Persian Historiography across Empires

Persian Historiography across Empires

Persian Historiography across Empires with Sholeh Quinn   This presentation will discuss some of the main features of Persian historiography under the Ottomans, Safavids, and Mughals. Early modern chroniclers engaged in a number of historiographical practices,...

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