Ottoman Persian Histories

Ottoman and Persian Histories New Book Series is part of the Ottoman and Persian Histories Faculty Working Group organized by Firoozeh Kashani-Sabet, Oscar Aguirre-Mandujano, and Seçil Yılmaz. The talk series has been made possible thanks to the support of the SAS Faculty Working Group Grants, as well as the generous support of the departments of History, NELC, and EALC, as well as the Center for East Asian Studies, the Penn Forum for Global Islamic Studies, and the Environmental Studies Program.


The Lion and the Sun: Nature and the Making of Modern Iran with James Gustafson, Indiana State University

November 29, 2023

5:30pm  | College Hall 209


The Loneliest Revolution with Ali Mirsepassi

December 7, 2023

12:00pm | College Hall 209

The Tarikh-i Ḥamidi: A Late-Qing Uyghur History with Eric Schluessel

January 25, 2024

5:30pm  | College Hall 209

The Incarcerated Modern: Prisons and Public Life in Iran with Golnar Nikpour

January 30, 2024

5:15pm | College Hall 209


Being an Arab Imperialist in Late 19th century Istanbul with Mostafa Minawi

February 26, 2024

12:00pm - 1:30pm | Arch 108


Education and the Cultural Cold War in the Middle East: Franklin Book Programs in Iran with Mahdi Ganjavi

March 26, 2024

10am | College Hall 209

Peerless among Princes: The Life and Times of Sultan Suleyman with Kaya Sahin (Ohio State)

April 1, 2024

5:15pm | College Hall 209