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Our research focus is on Iranian history, particularly the early modern and modern period, and on modern as well as classical Persian literature.

Our research areas at a glance

  • Cultural history of modern Iran
  • Iranian Press in the 20th century
  • State institutions in late Pahlavi Iran (1941-1978)
  • The evolution of theatre in early Pahlavi Iran (1921-1941)
  • Persian dramatic literature in the 20th century
  • In the triangle of the great powers: Interactional spaces of the kings and the nobility from Eastern Georgia (1555-1724)
  • Religious politics in late Pahlavi Iran