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Annemarie Schimmel Memorial Lecture: Displaying the Self in Early Modern Isfahan

Hosted by the Department of Islamic Art, this annual lecture features current research by leading scholars in the field.

A specialist in the social history of early modern Iran, Kathryn Babayan, associate professor of Iranian History and Culture, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of Michigan, explores the sense of self that emerged in seventeenth-century Isfahan through such contributing factors as the writing of mystical travelogues, the disciplining of emotions, and a flourishing epistolary culture.

Recorded January 7, 2011

Collections, Islamic Art (61)

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Building the Moroccan Court
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The Arts of the Book
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Revealing the Original
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Conserving the Emperor's Carpet
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Conserving the Damascus Room
(00:03:14) 1153 views

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Discoveries Symposium Part 6
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Discoveries Symposium Part 5
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Discoveries Symposium Part 3
(02:15:02) 56 views

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Discoveries Symposium Part 2
(01:30:57) 111 views

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Discoveries Symposium Part 1
(02:22:06) 287 views

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Discoveries Symposium Part 4
(02:02:33) 73 views

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Games of the Ancient World
(02:15:29) 242 views