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Iranian Oral History update

Iranian Oral History Project Gets an Update

February 11, 2019

The Iranian Oral History Project, launched in 1981 at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and directed by Habib Ladjevardi, recorded the personal accounts of 134 individuals who played major roles in or were eyewitnesses to important political events in Iran from the 1920s to the 1980s. This unique resource, available through Harvard Library, provides scholars and practitioners the opportunity to listen to and read the personal accounts of many of Iran’s former political leaders as they recall the times and events that shaped their lives and the life of their country.... Read more about Iranian Oral History Project Gets an Update

2018 Nov 15

Impact of the US Departure from JCPOA on Iran-US Bilateral Relations & the Regional Crisis

4:30pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CGIS Knafel 262, 1737 Cambridge St, Cambridge, MA 02138

CMES/WCFIA Middle East Seminar presents

Seyed Hossein MousavianSeyed Hossein Mousavian
Program on Science and Global Security (SGS), Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University; Former Iranian Ambassador and Foreign Policy Advisor to the Secretary of the Supreme National Security Council, Iran

Discussant: Payam Mohseni, Director, Iran Project, Harvard Kennedy School of Government; Lecturer, Department of Government, Harvard University... Read more about Impact of the US Departure from JCPOA on Iran-US Bilateral Relations & the Regional Crisis

2018 Apr 13

Sharḥ: Two Kinds of Sociality and Two Ways of Reading in Three Mughal Commentaries on Sa‘di’s Gulistān

4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: 

CMES, Rm 102, 38 Kirkland St, Cambridge, MA 02138

The CMES Director's Series and the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Civilizations present

Prashant KeshavmurthyMughal Gulistan manuscript page
Associate Professor of Persian-Iranian Studies, McGill University... Read more about Sharḥ: Two Kinds of Sociality and Two Ways of Reading in Three Mughal Commentaries on Sa‘di’s Gulistān

2018 Mar 20

Celebrate Nowruz

5:30pm to 7:00pm

Location: 

Harvard Semitic Museum, 6 Divinity Avenue, 3rd floor, Cambridge, MA

A Persian New Year Celebration
 

persian new year celebrationCelebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year and the beginning of spring, with poetry, music, traditional sweets, and an exploration of the traditional Haft Seen table.

More than 3,000 years old, Nowruz (“new day”) originated in ancient Persia and became a popular celebration in communities influenced by Persian culture, including Iran, the Caucasus, Central Asia, and Western China. Drop in for a presentation of Nowruz customs and activities and help build community for 1397, the new year in the Persian calendar.

This event is free and we request your advanced reservation by March 16 here.... Read more about Celebrate Nowruz

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