Taleghani Lecture Series

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.


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