Oxford Seminar, "The Iranian World from the Sasanians to Islam," April-June 2018

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Dear colleagues,
We wish to notify you of the following seminar, which will take place at Wolfson College, Oxford this spring. All are welcome. Details below.

With best wishes,

Alain F. George
Christian C. Sahner
Yuhan S.-D. Vevaina

The Iranian World from the Sasanians to Islam

Trinity Term 2018
A weekly seminar will be held on Mondays at 5pm
at Wolfson College, Linton Road, Oxford


Week 1           23 April          Luke Treadwell (University of Oxford)

Islamic kingship in the high Abbasid era: the reinvention of Sasanian tradition?

Week 2           30 April          Peter Webb (University of Leiden)

‘Let us go down, and there confound their language’: speech and identity in the late antique Middle East

Week 3           7 May              Harry Munt (University of York)

                                                Pre- and early Islamic history in Iranian local histories

Week 4           14 May           Rachel Wood (University of Oxford)

Interpreting Sasanian sacred iconography after the Islamic conquest

Week 5           21 May           Kianoosh Rezania (Ruhr-Universität Bochum)

The Zoroastrian goddess Dēn in Islamic robe: her figure in Zoroastrianism and its transfer to Islam

Week 6           28 May           Jaakko Hameen-Anttila (University of Edinburgh)

                                                What was the Middle Persian Book of Kings (Khwadaynamag)?

Week 7           4 June             NO SEMINAR

Week 8           11 June           Robert Gleave (University of Exeter)

“Rule over them as you do the People of the Book”:  Zoroastrians and Zoroastrian customs in early Islamic legal sources