Thursday 10 December 2020, 9.30AM to 12 December 2020
We invite proposals for an interdisciplinary colloquium on the topic of Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World to take place virtually at the University of York across the dates of 10 to 12 December 2020.
This colloquium is underpinned by our conviction that the relationship between Iran and the West is as important and urgent as ever. It aims to explore the range and depth of the exchanges and encounters that connect Anglophone and Persian 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.
We invite proposals from all disciplines and all career stages, including postgraduate, and early career researchers. We welcome proposals for traditional short papers, or for presentations that exploit the online format in other ways, eg short discussions of single images, objects, or texts, or group roundtable discussions. As a guide, the contribution of any individual should not exceed 20mins.
In particular, we solicit proposals that speak to, or cross over, our three main themes: literature and language, material culture and political culture, including the following:
Confirmed speakers include Prof 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).
Please send proposals of no more than 200 words to email@example.com by Saturday 15 August. Proposals should be accompanied by a 50-word biography, and an indication (if known at this point) of your availability between 10 to 12 December.
Location: Online by Zoom