Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies

The Iranian Revolution as a World Event

13Dec2018 14Dec2018


Marking the 40th anniversary of the Iranian Revolution of 1978-79, which is considered as one of the most significant events of the 20th century, this workshop is organized to stimulate research on its causes, dynamics and global ramifications.

The workshop includes a public event with a keynote speaker and a number of sessions organized around the following core themes:

  • Global and Regional Dimensions of the Iranian Revolution;
  • The Subaltern and the Iranian Revolution (categories such as organized and unorganized women and workers, the unwaged, ethnic and religious minority communities, the secular and Islamic-oriented left, and anarchists, should be taken into consideration);
  • Intellectual Receptions of the Iranian Revolution.



The organizers welcome papers on any of these themes. The travel and hotel expenses of only a limited number of participants can be reimbursed due to limited financial resources, hence early applications are advised. Applicants are kindly requested to specify whether any travel assistance is available from their own institution.


Abstracts (300 words max.) should be sent before 23 July 2018 to The organizers (Artemy M. Kalinovsky and Peyman Jafari) will select the papers and communicate the results by the end of July.


Confirmed speakers at the conference include Touraj Atabaki (International Institute of Social History), Kaveh Ehsani (University of Illinois), Peyman Jafari (University of Amsterdam/International Institute of Social History), Artemy M. Kalinovsky (University of Amsterdam), Michiel Leezenberg (University of Amsterdam), Kamran Matin (University of Sussex), Norma Claire Moruzzi (University of Illinois), Naghmeh Sohrabi (Crown Center for Middle East Studies), Siavush Randjbar-Daemi (University of St. Andrews), Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi (University of Oxford), and Martin van Bruinessen (Utrecht University), Maaike Warnaar (Leiden University).


This conference is organized with the support of and in collaboration with Amsterdam School for Historical Studies (ASH), Amsterdam School for Regional, Transnational and European Studies (ARTES), Amsterdam Center for Middle Eastern Studies (ACMES), International Institute of Social History (IISH).

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