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Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World

Thursday 10 December 2020, 3.30PM to 12 Dec, 6.30 PM

This colloquium 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. 

For further information and to register to attend see the Persianisms: Cultural Encounters with the Anglophone World conference website

Joanna de Groot (History/Centre for C18th Studies)
Shazia Jagot (English/Centre for Medieval Studies)
James Williams (English/Centre for Modern Studies)

Location: Virtual colloquium