Eleventh Annual Taleghani Lecture Series
The University of Arizona Department of Linguistics presents
Speaker: Professor Touraj Daryaee
Topic: The History of Senses in Persian: Smelling the Past
Date: April 28, 2022, Time: 7:30 PM
Professor Daryaee’s talk will be on zoom only
Here is the link: https://arizona.zoom.us/j/83032590440
Abstract: Why do ancient sources tell us so much about the infatuation with smell in the ancient Iranian World, and why things and places are remembered through smell in Persian literature and poetry? This presentations discusses the importance and relevance of the history of smell for understanding history, as reflected in the Persian and Iranian sources, from the Avesta to Persian poetics.