Situating Recent Iranian Modern and Contemporary Art Scholarship

Event Date: 

Friday, April 5, 2024 - 9:00am
Friday, April 12, 2024 - 9:00am
Friday, April 19, 2024 - 9:00am

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April 5: tinyurl.com/Pamela-Karimi Link opens an external site
April 12: tinyurl.com/Hamid-Keshmirshekan Link opens an external site
April 19: tinyurl.com/Katrin-Nahidi Link opens an external site

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Situating Recent Iranian Modern and Contemporary Art Scholarship, An online seminar organized by The Graduate Center for Literary Research at UC Santa Barbara

In recent years, we have witnessed a fortunate upsurge in the publication of books dedicated to the exploration of various facets of Iranian modern and contemporary art. These publications have significantly contributed to our understanding of Iranian artistic culture, illuminating its diverse manifestations and the intricate complexities that underlie them.

The Graduate Center for Literary Research at UCSB is pleased to host three separate events that brings together three distinguished scholars, each of whom has recently authored a work on Iranian art in the twentieth century. These authors will engage in discussions with emerging scholars who work on Iranian art, facilitating a dynamic exchange of ideas. By placing Iranian art scholarship in conversation with scholars from different institutions worldwide, these dialogues promise to offer insights and deepen our critical understanding of the multifaceted landscape of Iranian art and its position in the global scene.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, April 5, 2024, 9 AM (PST) : Pamela Karimi (UMass Dartmouth) in conversation with Maryam Athari (Northwestern University)

Friday, April 12, 2024, 9 AM (PST) : Hamid Keshmirshekan (SOAS) in conversation with Hemed Yousefi (Northwestern University)

Friday, April 19, 2024 9 AM (PST) : Katrin Nahidi (Universit├Ąt Graz) in conversation with Mohammadreza Mirzaei (UCSB)

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