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Monday, June 7

Exploring the Eurasian Urban Spaces through Persian Verse
12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Sunil Sharma (Boston University)
Sponsored by:
Asian Studies Center and Center for Russian East European and Eurasian Studies along with Consortium for Educational Resources on Islamic Studies (CERIS) and Central Eurasian Studies Society
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The Shahrashub (city disturber) and / Ekphrases genre of Persian poetry provides a window into the urban spaces of early modern Eurasia, revealing the relationship between people, their imaginaries, and the built environment around them. This workshop provides an introduction for using this specialized literary material to derive scholarly insights.

PLEASE NOTE that registrations are limited and will be confirmed on a first-come, first-serve basis for Ph.D. students and faculty who work on Eurasia and can meet the language prerequisites specific to each topic.

Advanced Persian

Sunil Sharma
Professor of Persianate and Comparative Literature
Boston University

Sahar Hosseini
Assistant Professor
History of Art and Architecture
University of Pittsburgh

REGISTER HERE: https://pitt.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtfu2grjwtEtfFb69kX7ckCW1c4uuIP6EC