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.