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“Iran and The Caucasus: A Long-Standing Legacy of Historical and Cultural Ties", a Lecture by Dr. Kaveh Farrokh

Please join us for a lecture by Dr. Kaveh Farrokh:

“Iran and The Caucasus: A Long-Standing Legacy of Historical and Cultural Ties”

Monday April 22nd, 6:30 PM, USC SOS B27


The lecture will focus on the overview of the cultural and historical links between Iran and the Caucasus from antiquity to the signing of the Golestan and Turkmenchai treaties in the early 19th century. Examples of topics include influences in linguistics, arts, architecture and culture over the centuries in the regions of ancient Albania (modern Republic of Azerbaijan), Armenia and Georgia (ancient Iberia and Colchis). In addition to influences from Iran proper, the role of North-Iranian speakers in Eastern Europe and their impact on the Caucasus is also examined. The lecture will conclude with the Iranian legacy in the Caucasus after the Russian conquests of 1828.


Dr. Kaveh Farrokh teaches ancient Persian history at the University of British Columbia’s Continuing Studies Division, and is affiliated with a number of world-renowned organizations, including the Hellenic-Iranian Studies Society, The Iran Linguistics Society and Stanford University’s WAIS (World Association of International Studies) program. He is cited as “…a leading authority in the history of Persia“ by the University of British Columbia website. He has been recognized as an expert in the field of Iranian history. Dr. Farrokh has also obtained the “Best History Book Award” for 2008 at the WAALM ceremonies in London in 2009.