Seminars and Lectures

Forthcoming Seminars and Lectures

Thursday 28 February [Week 5]
5:15pm Old Seminar Room, 71 South Street
Narratives are for suckers: 21st-century cinema, Renaissance Self-Fashioning, and a Late Antique Revenge Tale
Adam Talib (Durham)

Thursday 7 March [Week 6]
5:15pm Old Seminar Room, 71 South Street
Helen of Troy and the Crusaders: classicising visions of Constantinople in 1204
Foteini Spingou (Edinburgh)

Thursday 14 March [Week 7]
5:15pm Old Seminar Room, 71 South Street
Francesca Leoni (Oxford)

Thursday 4 April [Week 8]
5:15pm Old Seminar Room, 71 South Street
West Asia, South Asia: Travels to the other side of the Self
Ronie Parciack (Tel Aviv) Tel Aviv Exchange Fellowship 2019

Thursday 11 April [Week 9]
5:15pm Old Seminar Room, 71 South Street
The Project to Edit the Chester Beatty Kephalaia Codex and What it can Tell Us about Early Sasanian Iran
Iain Gardner (Sydney)

Thursday 18 April [Week 10]
Beacon of Diversity: Ayandegan and the Iranian Spring of Freedom of 1979
Siavush Randjbar-Daemi (St Andrews)

Thursday 25 April [Week 11]
5:15pm Old Seminar Room, 71 South Street
Anglo-American rivalry in the Middle East in the quarter-century after 1942
James Barr (KCL)

Full Middle Eastern History seminar schedule 

Recent Seminars and Lectures

Wednesday 25 April 2018
5.15pm, Parliament Hall
The Nick Browne Memorial Lecture
‘Patient Diplomacy’
Sir Geoffrey Adams

Podcast

Monday 23 April 2018
4pm, School of Modern Languages, B215 (Persian Group)
‘When Nora cooks Persian Food: Realistic Strategies in the Iranian Screen Adaptation of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House
Adineh Khoajstehpour

Thursday 12 April 2018
5.15pm, Old Seminar Room, Mediaeval History, 71 South Street (Middle East History and Iranian Seminar Series)
‘Why was ʿAṭṭār’s Manṭiq al-Ṭayr (‘Conference of the Birds’) Illustrated?’
Dr Ilse Sturkenboom (St Andrews)

Thursday 5 April 2018
5.15pm, Old Seminar Room, Mediaeval History, 71 South Street (Middle East History and Iranian Seminar Series 2018)
‘Constructing Politics with Bricks: Stylistic Changes in the Architecture of Bukhara after 1557’
Dr Mustafa Tupev (Oxford)

Monday 2 April 2018
4pm, School of Modern Languages, B215 (Persian Group)
“The Laughing Philosopher” in Costume as Persian Mystic: Whitman’s Iconography in Iran
Dr Behnam Mirzababazadeh Fomeshi

Friday 9 March 2018
4pm, School of Modern Languages, B306 (Persian Group)
‘The Emergence of a Spiderwoman in Persian Poetry: Parvin E´tesami’s Creative Reception of Walt Whitman’
Dr Behnam Mirzababazadeh Fomeshi

Friday 23 February 2018
4pm, School of Modern Languages, B306 (Persian Group)
‘The First Persian Whitman: Yusef E´tesami’s Translation of Walt Whitman in 1922’
Dr Behnam Mirzababazadeh Fomeshi