YannRichard Professor Emeritus, director, l’Institut d’études iraniennes, Université Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris
Iranian sources do not come readily available when a major political change brings about a return to authoritarian rule, as was the case in February 1921 or August 1953. The nationalistic discourse provides misleading answers by blaming foreign interference. A close analysis dismantles conspiracy theories. Where is the truth? This talk will present newly published documents to reflect...
CGIS K107 and Knafel Concourse 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA
Join photographer Randy Goodman during her lunch time artist talk on Tuesday, October 25, at noon beginning in room K107 and then continuing downstairs to view the art in the Knafel Concourse in the Knafel Building... Read more about Iran Women Only: Artist Talk
Iranian human-rights activist Shirin Ebadi, the first Muslim woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize, spoke at First Parish Church in Harvard Square on March 17. The event, co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Harvard Book Store, coincided with the release of Ebadi’s most recent memoir, Until We Are Free: My Fight for Human Rights in Iran. Harvard Magazine covered the event...
Caitlin Schiffer, a reporter for BUTV10, Boston University's television station, produced this video piece about the April 16-17 performances of Feathers of Fire, a groundbreaking cinematic shadow play based on the Persian epic Shahnemeh (The Book of Kings), hosted by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies at the Fitzgerald Theatre in Cambridge.... Read more about Video: Behind the Scenes of Feathers of Fire
Sheida Dayani is a Preceptor in Persian in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. Her research is on modern theatre and playwriting in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Iran.... Read more about Q&A with Sheida Dayani