GLOBAL 1979 IRANIAN REVOLUTION: THE LIMITS OF GLOBAL HISTORY
March 15, 2021 / 2:00 - 3:30 PM (NYC/EST Time) / Zoom Signup
The spring 2021 lecture Series on Global '79 explores the global processes which shaped the making of the Iranian revolution. The revolution’s global character cannot be understood except in terms of a circulatory system of flows of people and ideas between Iran, the West, Middle East, Asia, and those in Latin America. The invited speakers and discussants will highlight the multiplicity of spaces of the revolution such as streets, schools, prisons, personal lives, and histories such as the Cold War and Global 1960s and 70s.
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Global '68, the Death of Takhti, and the Iranian Revolution
Arash Davari is assistant professor of Politics at Whitman College. His research and teaching interests include modern political theory; history and theory; aesthetics and politics; postcolonial political theory; and state formation and social change in the Middle East, with a focus on modern Iran. In 2015-16, he was an ACLS/Mellon Dissertation Fellow. In 2013 he co-founded B|ta’arof, a print journal for Iranian arts and writings
Naghmeh Sohrabi is the Charles (Corky) Goodman Professor of Middle East History and the Director for Research at the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. She is the author of the book Taken for Wonder: Nineteenth Century Travel Accounts from Iran to Europe (Oxford University Press, 2012) and numerous articles on Iranian history, politics, and culture. Sohrabi is also the president-elect of the Association for Iranian Studies.
Morteza Avini's Cinema: Between Illusion and Aspiration
Hamed Yousefi is a doctoral candidate in Art History at Northwestern University. His research looks at the convergence of three categories; avant-garde art, the global south and the Cold War. His other research interests include third world modernism, decolonialization, Marxism, critical theory, contemporary art and politics of globalization. As a filmmaker, Yousefi has made numerous documentaries including a series of essay films about the aesthetic history of the Islamic Republic of Iran and the revolution of 1979. His feature length documentary, The Fabulous Life and Thought of Ahmad Fardid (with Ali Mirsepassi, 2015) was recently released on DVD by New York University.
Brian Plungis is a doctoral candidate in Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies at New York University.
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