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Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World

Thursday 10 December 2020, 9.30AM to 12 December 2020

Registration is now open for this colloquium.  See Persianisms: Cultural Encounters with the Anglophone World website for registration form and programme.

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.

Confirmed speakers include Dr Lloyd Ridgeon (Reader in Islamic Studies, University of Glasgow), Dr Nur Sobers-Khan (Lead Curator, South Asian Collections, British Library), Dr Moya Carey (Curator of Islamic Collections, Chester Beatty) and Dr Lindsay Allen (Lecturer in Greek and Near Eastern History, King’s College London).


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

Location: Online by Zoom