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Iran and China: Common Heritage and Contemporary Relations

From:Fr 27-09-2024
Until:Sa 28-09-2024
Where:University of Groningen

Since ancient times, connections between Iran and China have flourished through trade and literature. This has resulted in significant mutual influence on the artistic, cultural, and political development and histories of various peoples residing in the Iranian plateau, China, and Central Asia. Today a large amount of extant tangible and intangible cultural heritage exists in both Iran and China attesting to this shared history. Both forms of heritage are often referenced, put on display, and mobilized in support of a range of political and personal projects. Given its historical significance and contemporary relevance, the goal of this conference is to bring together scholars considering these common ties of cultural heritage, as well as how they are situated in contemporary academic, political, or cultural debates.

Convenors: William Figueroa (University of Groningen) & Peyman Eshaghi (Free University of Berlin)

Programme to follow. For more information see the call for papers.