Thursday 10 December 2020, 9.30am to 12 December 2020
This online colloquium hosted by York University aims to explore the range and depth of the exchanges and encounters that connect English- and Persian-speaking cultures across centuries of contact from antiquity to the present-day manifest in poetry, diplomacy, religious polemic, scholarship, travel narratives, material culture, art, and curatorship. In particular, it aims to challenge and interrogate modes and forms of scholarship that have historically emptied out the role of “Persia” and “Iran” in critical discussion with the Anglophone world.
A keynote speech entitled ‘Better a live sparrow than a stuffed Eagle’ Nineteenth Century British Orientalisms and Perceptions of Persian Sufism will be delivered by Dr Lloyd Ridgeon, former BIPS Vice-President, on Saturday 12 December 2020.
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