"Lalehzar Digital Project: A New Approach to Retrieving Bottom-up Narrative of Iranian Society, Culture, Gender and Diplomacy" a talk by Dr. Ida Meftahi
Department: Center for Persian Studies and CultureDate and Time: January 9, 2018 | 6:00 PM-8:00 PM
Event Location: Humanities Gateway (HG) 1010
Please join us on Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 6-8 pm, in UC Irvine's Humanities Gateway (HG) 1010 for a lecture titled "Lalehzar Digital Project: A New Approach to Retrieving Bottom-up Narrative of Iranian Society, Culture, Gender and Diplomacy" by Dr. Ida Meftahi (University of Maryland).
Ida Meftahi is a historian specializing in modern Iran with a focus on the intersections of politics, gender, and performance (in its broader Goffmanian sense). She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto’s Department of Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations and has been a postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for the Arts and Humanities at Pennsylvania State University (2013–14) as well as visiting assistant professor of contemporary Iranian culture and society at the University of Maryland. Her first book, Gender and Dance in Modern Iran: Biopolitics on Stage was released in spring 2016 (Routledge Iranian Studies Series). Meftahi’s scholarship has been published in numerous scholarly journals and volumes including Islam and Popular Arts (2016), Oxford Handbook of Dance and Ethnicity (2016), IranNameh (2016), International Journal of Middle East Studies (2016), and the bilingual Clio. Femmes, Genre, Histoire (forthcoming, 2017). She is currently working on her second manuscript, a spatial humanities reading of Tehran’s historic Lalehzar district, while simultaneously directing the Lalehzar Digital Project, a component of the Roshan Initiative for Persian Digital Humanities.
This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.
This event is sponsored by UC Irvine's Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture.