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Public Lecture by Kathryn Babayan

Friendship and the Culture of Epistolarity in Early Modern Isfahan
When Apr 21, 2011
from 06:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where ARC Ballroom A, UC Davis Campus
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Contact Phone 530-754-4926
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Dr. Kathryn Babayan is Associate Professor of Iranian History and Culture at the Department of Near Eastern Studies and the Department of History, University of Michigan.

The Lecture is titled: Friendship and the Culture of Epistolarity in Early Modern Isfahan

The reception is at 6 pm, followed by the lecture at 7 pm.

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Kathryn Babayan specializes in the cultural and social histories of early modern Iran. She is the author of Mystics, Monarchs and Messiahs: Cultural Landscapes of Early Modern Iran (2003); co-author of Slaves of the Shah: New Elites of Safavi Iran, with Sussan Babaie, Ina Baghdiantz-McCabe, and Massumeh Farhad (2004). Most recently, together with her colleague Afsaneh Najmabadi, they have co-edited a volume entitled Islamicate Sexualities Studies: Translations Across Temporal Geographies of Desire, (2008). She is currently working on a monograph that explores the history of friendship and the culture of epistolarity in early modern Isfahan.


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