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