Film, Video The Wide World of Persian: Connections and Contestations, 1500-Today

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Title
The Wide World of Persian: Connections and Contestations, 1500-Today
Summary
This conference examines this period that includes not only aspects of cohesion and fracture but also renewal and reconstitution of the Persian-speaking world. The period from early modern to contemporary times features some of the defining moments in the lifespan and legacy of the Persian world. This was a period that witnessed immense interchange and connection at the height of the Ottoman, Safavid, and Mughal Empires. This was also a period marked by connections and contestations between the different peoples and places for whom engagement with Persian remained a crucial enterprise. Long-standing trans-regional currents and emergent local trends produced both broad similarities and stark contrasts regarding the role of Persian literary and cultural norms for different peoples and places. The participants -- Fatemeh Keshavarz, Kevin Schwartz, Amin Tarzi, Muriel Atkin, Wazhmah Osman, Pardis Minuchehr, Willem Floor and Corey Miller -- were asked to consider how connections and contestations around language, literature and culture helped define the shifting contours of the wide world of Persian at different moments and places.
Event Date
May 02, 2014
Related Resources
'A Thousand Years of the Persian Book' exhibition: https://www.loc.gov/exhibits/thousand-years-of-the-persian-book/
African & Middle Eastern Division: https://www.loc.gov/rr/amed/
Running Time
3 hours 21 minutes 29 seconds
Online Format
video

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