Shabnam Golkhandan: An Intimate Lunch with Abu Torāb Ghaffari

/ University of Toronto Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Institute of Iranian Studies


Shabnam Golkhandan


September 28, 2023

The 47th episode of Parse is a lecture given by Shabnam Golkhandan on the works of three prolific Iranian painters of the Qajar period, Sanī al-Mulk Ghaffārī Kāshānī, Abu Torāb Ghaffari Kāshānī and Mirzā Mehdī Khan Dzulfaqārī.   
Shabnam Golkhandan is an Art historian and archivist, currently in charge of the Tavakoli Archives in Toronto. Golkhandan is also a doctoral candidate at the Department of History of Art at Yale University. Previously, Golkhandan held research fellowships both at the Yale University Art Gallery and before that in the Freer|Sackler Archive at the Smithsonian. Her academic history also includes a master’s degree in the history of Modern Middle East and a Bachelor of Arts in Art History, both from the University of Toronto. Golkhandan’s academic interests include, along with the broader subject of the history of Modern Middle East, the historiography of Islamic art, the intermingling of text and image in the pictorial arts of the Middle East through the centuries, and the relationship between photography, painting and print in the last half of 19th century in Iran. 
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