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Iranian Identity; Formation and History from Antiquity to Modern Times , a lecture by Dr. Touraj Daryayee .

PACSA and ZSA present: Iranian Identity; Formation and History from Antiquity to Modern Times , a lecture by Dr. Touraj Daryayee .

The talk explores some complicated concepts for both Iranians and those who want to understand the Iranian world; topics such as the Idea of Iran as the general public perceives it, its history and the people who lived on the Iranian Plateau, the way the Iranian identity has formed throughout history and, what it means to be an Iranian now.

Dr. Daryaee is the Howard C. Baskerville Professor in the History of Iran and the Persianate World and the Associate Director of the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at the University of California, Irvine. He is the editor of the Name-ye Iran-e Bastan: The International Journal of Ancient Iranian Studies and the creator of Sasanika: The Late Antique Near East Project.