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