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Conference: University of Glasgow: Constructions of Gender in the Persianate World

10 March 18

A one-day conference on Constructions of Gender in the Persianate World will take place on Saturday 10 March 2018 at the University of Glasgow and is convened by Dr Lloyd Ridgeon.

All are welcome but registration is essential. Please contact Dr Ridgeon (lloyd.ridgeon@glasgow.ac.uk)

The conference programme is:

9.15- 9.45                              Lloyd Ridgeon (Glasgow University) Telling the Truth about Gender: The Study of Women in the Hagiography about Awhad al-Din Kirmani

9.45.-10.15                           Bruno De Nicola (Austrian Academy of Science) Marriage, Sex and Adultery: Two unique satirical letters from Medieval Anatolia.

10.15-10.45                          Asghar Seyed-Ghorab (Leiden University) Love and Marriage in Layla and Majnun Romances

 10.45-11.00                          Coffee

 11.00-11.30                          Amanallah De Sondy (Cork University) Ghalib’s Persian Verse: Wine, Desire and God

11.30-12.00                          Joanna de Groot   (York University) The Construction of Gendered Spaces in Nineteenth Century Iran

12.00-1.00                            Lunch

1.00-1.30                               Fatima Tofighi     (University of Religions, Qom; Forum Transregionale Studien, Berlin and University of Religions) Gendered in the Modern Iranian Receptions of Early Islam,       between  Theology and History 

1.30-2.00                               Olmo Goelz (Freiburg University) Multiple Gender Configurations – Representing Modernities through Discourses on Men

2.00-2.15                               Coffee

2.15-2.45                               Maria Lindqvist   (Soderton University, Stockholm) Neighbours of Fatima: Notions of body, clothing and proper place amongst female Shi’ite intellectuals.

2.45-3.15                               Jamileh Kadivar  (Westminster University)  Women and political power in Iran following the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

3.30                                       Round Up


This conference is supported by the British Institute of Persian Studies through our research grant programme. The next round of research grants will take place in April 2018 and we welcome applications from all post-doctoral scholars wishing to carry out research on any aspect of Iran the wider Persianate world.


10 March 18
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Dr Lloyd Ridgeon