12:00pm, Wednesday, 4/9. CMES Colloquium: Youness Elbousty, Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, Yale University, “The Intersection between Modern Literary Narrative and Political Narrative: Arab Uprisings in Morocco and Tunisia.” Room A001, ISPS, 77 Prospect.

6:30pm, Thursday, 4/10. CMES Cinema: North Africa Mini Series: El Khoubz El-Hafi, directed by Rachid Benhadj. Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse.

12:00pm, Friday, 4/11. Iran Colloquium: George Bournoutian, Iona College, New York, “The Griboedov Affair and Iran's Mission of Apology to Tsar of Russia in 1829.” Room 203, Luce Hall, 34 Hillhouse.

6:30pm, Thursday, 4/17. CMES Cinema: North Africa Mini Series: Zabana!, directed by Saïd Ould-Khelifa. Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse.


Iranian Studies

May 1 - 2, 2014 • Loria Center, 190 York.

The interconnected histories of the Persophone empires of the early modern Muslim world have been a subject of historical inquiry for several years. Works of art and architecture served to both unify these diverse and multi-confessional sites, as well as to distinguish them. The 15th century onward is often defined by new subjectivities in the literary and visual arts, from the composition of autobiographies to an emphasis on verisimilitude and portraiture. New technologies affected architectural production, and a broadening social sphere changed the way in which urban spaces were described and experienced. This symposium builds on the comparative framework of earlier studies, to focus on the themes of expression and emotion, as forms of artistic agency in the early modern Muslim world.