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Iranian Modernity Symposium

April 10 @ 2:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT

The Iranian Studies Students Forumand the Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studiesjointly presentIranian Modernity

A Graduate Student Symposium
Wednesday, 10 April 2024, 2:30-8:00 p.m. EDT

Location for  In-Person Attendance:
4 Bancroft Ave., Iranian Studies Seminar Room 304, Toronto, ON M5S 1C1

Zoom Registration Link for Virtual Attendance:https://utoronto.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIvcu2sqTstGNQgcd3J-5MyxHNNuc1XYUqy

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


Welcoming Address, 2:30-2:35
Mohamad Tavakoli

Panel I, 2:35-4:00

“Crossing the Paper Bridge: Press and Iranian Public Sphere”
Mosab Alnomire


“Mysticism, Jurisprudence, and the Debate on Religious Authority in Qajar Iran”
Mojtaba Shahsavari


“Ahmad Kasravi: A Psychological Portrait”
Diba Esmaeilpour


“Women as Intellectual Vanguards”
Hanieh Bakhtiari


“The ‘Jewish Question’ in Iran”
Mohammad Khorsandrou


Panel II, 4:00-4:45

“Iranian Medical Modernity: From Miasma to Germ Theory”
Shiva Tohidi-Booth


“A Genealogy of Gender Reassignment Surgery”
Rachel Lucas


Shahr-i Naw as a Heterotopic Dystopia”
Helia Karami


Break, 4:45-5:10


Panel III, 5:10-6:30

“Xenophobic Modernity: Sovereignty and the Struggle for Democracy”
Daston Babakan

“Iranian Modernity and Women’s Sovereignty”
Sara Molaie


“Refashioning ‘Kurdistan’: Situational Answers to the Kurdish Question in 20th-Century Iran?” 
Jevan Konyar


“The Raincloud Horizon of Women Poets of the 1979 Iranian Revolution”
Eszter Melitta Szabo


“Displaying Ancient Iran during the 2500th Anniversary of the Persian Empire”
Jason Grant


Panel IV, 6:30-7:45

“Qajar Portraiture Painting and the Reframing of Iranian Art Modernity”
Mahak Rouhina


“Iranian Retromodernism and the Female Body”
Priya D’Souza McDonough


“Fashionable Iranian Youths”
Maryam Ziya Aeen


“European Women in Iranian Cinema”
Kati A. Mattsson


“Taste of Tehranto”
Rui Campbell



April 10
2:30 pm - 8:00 pm EDT