Britain, Persia, and the Perils of Whig History

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Speaker:  Professor Ali Ansari (St Andrews)

Bio: Ali Ansari is Professor of History at the University of St. Andrews. His research interests include the development of the State in Iran in the modern era, with a particular focus on nationalism, mythology and the use (and abuse) of history He is currently investigating the historiography of modern Iran, both the way in which historians have interpreted the development of Iranian state and society as well as the way in which Iranian historians have sought to construct a distinctly Iranian identity both in terms of their own history but also in relation to regional and international powers, most obviously the West. 

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The Long History of Identity, Ethnicity and Nationhood

Contact name: Dr Elisabeth Bolorinos Allard

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Audience: Open to all