Iran-Iraq War (1980-88) and the Creation of the “Sacred Defense Art”

Bilingual Lecture Series

Iran-Iraq War (1980-88) and the Creation of the “Sacred Defense Art”

In Persian. A lecture by Pedram Khosronejad (Oklahoma State University)

Sunday, April 30, 2017
4:00 PM
121 Dodd Hall

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Pedram Khosronejad is Farzaneh Family Chair and Associate Director for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies Program (IPGS) at the Oklahoma State University and also associate member of Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laicités, CNRS-Paris, France. He obtained his PhD at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. His research interests include cultural and social anthropology, the anthropology of death and dying, visual anthropology, visual piety, devotional artefacts, and religious material culture, with a particular interest in Iran, Persianate societies and the Islamic world. He is author of Les Lions en Pierre Sculptée chez les Bakhtiari:  Description et significations de sculptures zoomorphes dans une société tribale du sud-ouest de l’Iran, The Anthropology of Persianate Societies, Volume 2 (Sean Kingston Publishing, U.K.). He is also the editor of several publications: The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shi’ism: Iconography and Religious Devotion in Shi’i Islam (I.B. Tauris); Saints and their Pilgrims in Iran and Neighboring Countries (Sean Kingston); Iranian Sacred Defence Cinema: Religion, Martyrdom and National Identity (Sean Kingston); Unburied Memories: The Politics of Bodies, and the Material Culture of Sacred Defense Martyrs in Iran (Routledge). He is also chief editor of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (ACME).

Cost : Free and open to the public

Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Program of Iranian Studies with the Support of the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies, as well as the Musa Sabi Term Chair of Iranian Studies. This event is made possible with the generous support of the Farhang Foundation.