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Scientific Tropes in Modern Iranian Politics: Jinns to Germs
19/02/2018 7:00pm
Centre for Iranian Studies, SOAS
In a two part historical analysis, Professor Tavakoli explores the use of modern scientific tropes in Iranian political, cultural and historical discourses from the late nineteenth century to the present. The first lecture, "Jinns to Germs," explains how a nineteenth-century public health crisis prompted the deployment of a wide-range of medical and microbiological concepts to recount Iran's history and to offer prognosis and diagnosis of national, social and political ills.