Iranian Studies

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Interviews with authors about their new books in Iranian and Persian studies.

Seyed Ali Alavi, "Iran and Palestine: Past, Present, and Future" (Routledge, 2019)

May 27, 2024

Iran and Palestine

Seyed Ali Alavi
Hosted by Yaacov Yadgar

In Iran and Palestine: Past, Present and Future (Routledge, 2019), Seyed Ali Alavi (SOAS University of London) surveys the history of the relationship…

Sari Nusseibeh, "Avicenna's Al-Shifā': Oriental Philosophy" (Routledge, 2018)

May 16, 2024

Avicenna's Al-Shifā'

Sari Nusseibeh
Hosted by Ari Barbalat

Sari Nusseibeh's book Avicenna's Al-Shifā': Oriental Philosophy (Routledge, 2018) deals with the philosophy of Ibn Sina - Avicenna as he was known in …

Sanjay Subrahmanyam, "Across the Green Sea: Histories from the Western Indian Ocean, 1440-1640" (U Texas Press, 2024)

March 26, 2024

Across the Green Sea

Sanjay Subrahmanyam
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Across the Green Sea: Histories from the Western Indian Ocean, 1440-1640 (University of Texas Press, 2024) by Dr. Sanjay Subrahmanyam presents a histo…

Anita R. Gohdes, "Repression in the Digital Age: Surveillance, Censorship, and the Dynamics of State Violence" (Oxford UP, 2023)

March 26, 2024

Repression in the Digital Age

Anita R. Gohdes
Hosted by Miranda Melcher

Global adoption of the Internet has exploded, yet we are only beginning to understand the Internet's profound political consequences. Authoritarian st…

Bedross Der Matossian, "The Armenian Social Democrat Hnchakian Party: Politics, Ideology and Transnational History" (Bloomsbury, 2023)

February 3, 2024

The Armenian Social Democrat Hnchakian Party

Bedross Der Matossian
Hosted by Roberto Mazza

Bedross Der Matossian's The Armenian Social Democrat Hnchakian Party: Politics, Ideology and Transnational History (Bloomsbury, 2023), based on new re…

Adrian Goldsworthy, "Rome and Persia: The Seven Hundred Year Rivalry" (Basic Books, 2023)

January 25, 2024

Rome and Persia

Adrian Goldsworthy
Hosted by Nicholas Gordon

For almost seven centuries, two powers dominated the region we now call the Middle East: Rome and Persia. From the west: The Roman Republic, later the…

Nur Sobers-Khan et al., "Beyond Colonial Rupture: Print Culture and the Emergence of Muslim Modernity in Nineteenth-Century South Asia" (2023)

December 4, 2023

Beyond Colonial Rupture

Nur Sobers-Khan, Layli Uddin, and Priyanka Basu
Hosted by Ahmed Almaazmi

Scholarly discussions on Islam in print have focused predominantly on the role of Urdu in the development of North Indian Muslim publics (Dubrow, 2018…

Hamas, Iran and Israel: The Perils of Overreaction

November 6, 2023

Hamas, Iran and Israel

Colin Clarke

In this episode of International Horizons, Colin Clarke, director of research at the Soufan Center, discusses the possible trajectories of the Israel-…

James White, "Persian and Arabic Literary Communities in the Seventeenth Century: Migrant Poets between Arabia, Iran and India" (Bloomsbury, 2023)

October 29, 2023

Persian and Arabic Literary Communities in the Seventeenth Century

James White
Hosted by Ahmed Almaazmi

A wealth of scholarship has highlighted how commercial, political and religious networks expanded across the Arabian Sea during the seventeenth centur…

Katrin Nahidi, "The Cultural Politics of Art in Iran: Modernism, Exhibitions, and Art Production" (Cambridge UP, 2023)

October 4, 2023

The Cultural Politics of Art in Iran

Katrin Nahidi
Hosted by Kaveh Rafie
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Modernist Iranian art represents a highly diverse field of cultural production deeply involved in discussing questions of modernity and modernization …

Brian Ulrich, "The Medieval Persian Gulf" (ARC Humanities Press, 2023)

September 27, 2023

The Medieval Persian Gulf

Brian Ulrich
Hosted by Ahmed Almaazmi
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The Persian Gulf today is home to multiple cosmopolitan urban hubs of globalization. This did not start with the discovery of oil. The Medieval Persia…

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones, "Ancient Persia and the Book of Esther: Achaemenid Court Culture in the Hebrew Bible" (I. B. Tauris, 2023)

September 14, 2023

Ancient Persia and the Book of Esther

Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones
Hosted by Nicholas Gordon

The Book of Esther, one of the historical books in the Torah and the Old Testament, is known as a story of community, discrimination, and human ingenu…

Guillemette Crouzet, "Inventing the Middle East: Britain and the Persian Gulf in the Age of Global Imperialism" (McGill-Queen's UP, 2022)

September 12, 2023

Inventing the Middle East

Guillemette Crouzet
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The “Middle East” has long been an indispensable and ubiquitous term in discussing world affairs, yet its history remains curiously underexplored. Few…

Peter Good, "The East India Company in Persia: Trade and Cultural Exchange in the Eighteenth Century" (Bloomsbury, 2022)

September 10, 2023

The East India Company in Persia

Peter Good

In 1747, the city of Kerman in Persia burned amidst chaos, destruction and death perpetrated by the city's own overlord, Nader Shah. After the violent…

Hamid Keshmirshekan, "The Art of Iran in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Tracing the Modern and the Contemporary" (Edinburgh UP, 2023)

August 30, 2023

The Art of Iran in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries

Hamid Keshmirshekan
Hosted by Kaveh Rafie
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Hamid Keshmirshekan's book The Art of Iran in the Twentieth and Twenty-First Centuries: Tracing the Modern and the Contemporary (Edinburgh UP, 2023) d…

Rahil Roodsaz, "Sexual Self-Fashioning: Iranian Dutch Narratives of Sexuality and Belonging" (Berghahn Books, 2022)

July 26, 2023

Sexual Self-Fashioning

Rahil Roodsaz
Hosted by Armanc Yildiz
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Sexuality and gender have come to serve as measures for cultural belonging in discussions of the position of Muslim immigrants in multicultural Wester…

Amir Sedaghat, "Translating Rumi Into the West: A Linguistic Conundrum and Beyond" (Routledge, 2023)

July 21, 2023

Translating Rumi Into the West

Amir Sedaghat
Hosted by Shobhana Xavier
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Amir Artaban Sedaghat’s Translating Rumi into the West: A Linguistic Conundrum and Beyond (Routledge, 2023) engages Rumi, the 13th-century Muslim Pers…

Rumi, "Gold" (New York Review of Books, 2022)

June 10, 2023

Gold

Rumi
Hosted by Andy Boyd
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In this conversation, we discuss Haleh Liza Gafori's masterful new translations of poetry by Rumi, the 13th-century Persian mystic and poet. Rumi's wo…

Monika Raesch, "Abbas Kiarostami: Interviews" (UP of Mississippi, 2023)

June 4, 2023

Abbas Kiarostami

Monika Raesch
Hosted by Kaveh Rafie
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The cinephile community knows Abbas Kiarostami (1940–2016) as one of the most important filmmakers of the previous decades. This volume illustrates wh…

Laetitia Nanquette, "Iranian Literature After the Islamic Revolution: Production and Circulation in Iran and the World" (Edinburgh UP, 2021)

May 6, 2023

Iranian Literature After the Islamic Revolution

Laetitia Nanquette

In Iranian Literature After the Islamic Revolution: Production and Circulation in Iran and the World (Edinburgh UP, 2021), Dr. Laetitia Nanquette expl…