The Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series

The Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series are delivered by an outstanding scholar whose work has distinctively impacted the study of the Iranian Civilization. Each biennial lecture series consists of four to five lectures on a single theme that is subsequently elaborated and amplified into a monograph. The lectures represent original research and synthesis in all aspects of Iranian Studies, including archaeology and art history, as well as history, literature, the study of religions, and philosophy.

  • The Phoenix Rising: Whither Iran. Farhad Kazemi. May 5, 2010.
  • Persian Historiography. Julie S. Meisami. May 9, 2007.
  • The Orality of the Iranian Literary Traditions. Prods Oktor Skjærvø. May 11, 2005.
  • Persian Literature of Exile. Ahmad Karimi Hakkak. November 13, 2002.
  • Panthea’s Children: Hellenistic Novels & Medieval Persian Romances. Richard Davis. November 8, 2000.
  • The Poetry of Sanā’ī. J. T. P. De Bruijn. November 11, 1998.
  • Zoroaster in History. Gherardo Gnoli. November 13, 1996.
  • The Many Faces of Mithra. A. D. H. Bivar. November 16, 1994.