The Center for Ethnography and the Center for Persian Studies and Culture present

"Cultural Knowledge Production and the Public Understanding: Iran Since the Islamic Revolution"
Two-day workshop

April 28-29, 2011
9:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Humanities Gateway, Room 1341

This workshop will focus on the production of Iranian cultural knowledge over the past decades. Through their study of Iranian culture and society, invited participants in this workshop recognize that public understanding of Iran in the West -- and particularly the U.S. -- is shaped by many genres of cultural production, including novels, films, performance, and political commentary. And yet the question remains: What forms of understanding are being produced, circulated, and integrated into the way people think about Iran? Can there be a productive dialogue about what different genres of cultural production accomplish? What is shaping cultural production in/about Iran, and what are the implications?  This workshop will seek to address answers to these questions.

For more information or to RSVP, please contact Angelica Enriquez,

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