The Center for Middle Eastern Studies at Harvard University
is pleased to present a conference
Iranian Cities from the Arab Conquest to the Early Modern Period
Roy P. Mottahedeh, Gurney Professor of History, Harvard University
May 1, 2015 (All day) - May 2, 2015 (All day)
This conference will consider the social and economic history of Iranian cities and their hinterlands from the 7th to the 15th centuries (excluding the Safavid and Qajar periods), and including Persianate areas beyond the borders of modern-day Iran. Topics considered will include questions of arrangement such as the placement of symbols of authority and markets, systems of water distribution, rents and land ownership, the public space available to women, patterns of trade between cities, and inhabitants' sense of 'belonging' to their city or neighborhood.
The conference and a subsequent publication will be funded by CMES's new Neekeyfar Fund for Iranian Studies, which was made possible by a generous anonymous donation to the Center.
Mehrdad Amanat, University of California, Santa Barbara
Richard Bulliet, Columbia University
Jamsheed K. Choksy, Indiana University, Bloomington
David Durand-Guedy, Tehran, Iran; CNRS' Unite 'Orient et Méditerranée' (UMR 8167)
Hossein Kamaly, Barnard College
John Limbert, U.S. Naval Academy; former Deputy Asst. Secretary of State for Iran, US State Department
Lutz Richter-Bernburg, Eberhard Karls Universität, Tübingen
Sarah Savant, The Aga Khan University, London
Deborah Tor, University of Notre Dame
Etienne de la Vaissière, CRCAO, EHESS, Paris
Donald Whitcomb, University of Chicago
Daniel Zakrzewski, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg Halle
This event is open to the public. Please note: This event may be photographed and videotaped by representatives of CMES for record keeping and for use on the CMES website and in other CMES publications. The use of personal recording devices is strictly prohibited.
May 1, 2015 (all day): Science Center Hall A, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
May 2, 2015 (all day): Science Center Hall E, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA
Friday, May 1: Science Center Hall A; Saturday, May 2: Science Center Hall E, 1 Oxford Street, Cambridge, MA, USA