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23 Mar
Dean's Conference Room, Room 801, 1 Washington Place, 8th Floor
Mar 23, 2011 | 12:30 PM-2:00 PM

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The History of Slavery in Modern Iran: Preliminary Questions and Observations, A Talk by Nahid Mozaffari

The history of slavery in Iran from the end of the Safavid through the Qajar periods has not been studied or written about extensively. This presentation will provide an overview of the work of a variety of scholars from different disciplines in this field, to trace the different approaches, methodologies and sources used in these studies, and to focus on the areas and perspectives that need further research. Nahid Mozaffari received her PhD in History and Middle Eastern Studies from Harvard University. She is a member of the research team of Women's Worlds in Qajar Iran, a digital archive of textual, oral and visual materials related to the lives of women during the Qajar era (1796-1925) based at Harvard University. She published Strange Times, My Dear: The PEN Anthology of Contemporary Iranian Literature, in 2005 and is currently working on Crafting Constitutionalism in Iran: Ali Akbar Dehkhoda, 1906-1956