Middle East History and Iranian Seminar Programme


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Semester 2

All seminars will take place at 5.15 pm in the Old Seminar Room, 71 South Street unless otherwise stated

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

Thursday 7 March [Week 6]
Foteini Spingou (Edinburgh)
Helen of Troy and the Crusaders: classicising visions of Constantinople in 1204

Thursday 14 March [Week 7]
Francesca Leoni (Oxford)
Jaziran Metalwork, Astral Magic, and "the Golden Wand"

Thursday 4 April [Week 8]
Ronie Parciack (Tel Aviv) Tel Aviv Exchange Fellowship 2019
West Asia, South Asia: Travels to the other side of the Self

Thursday 11 April [Week 9]
Iain Gardner (Sydney)
The Project to Edit the Chester Beatty Kephalaia Codex and What it can Tell Us about Early Sasanian Iran

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

Thursday 25 April [Week 11]
James Barr (KCL)
Anglo-American rivalry in the Middle East in the quarter-century after 1942


All Welcome