Appel à communication : “Persianate Studies: A Conceptual Inquiry”, Yale University Persianate Studies Conceptual Conference, Yale (Etats-Unis)  — LIMITE : 31/10/2013

The Iranian Studies Initiative at Yale University is organizing a workshop
in May 2014 to explore the dimensions of Persianate Studies as an academic
field. The workshop asks whether the term ³Persianate² works as a conceptual
framework beyond language and literature to such areas as habitat, economy
and trade routes, and political and material cultures. Are there tangible
historical ties in the pre-modern and early modern eras among such diverse
regions as Anatolia, the Iranian plateau and the greater Khorasan region,
the Caucasus, the southern rim of Central Asia, Western Xinjiang, and the
Indian subcontinent? Can these ties create a viable field of study beyond
Middle Eastern, Central Asian, South Asian and East Asian studies to
underscore subtle interregional connections and longue durée commonalities?
What circumstances, on the other hand, reoriented these regions and helped
break up the Persianate oecumene in modern times?
Papers may explore novel conceptual and theoretical approaches as well as
case studies with broader historical implications.

Please send proposals (synopsis and a resume) by October 31, 2013 via email
to Ms. Lora LeMosy (, Council on Middle East Studies,
MacMillan Center, Yale University.

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