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Cultural Event: “A glance at the historic legacy of Ehsan Yarshater, the founder of the Encyclopædia Iranica” with Dr. Mandana Zandian (virtual)
November 21, 2021 | 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Join the Persian Art Center in Carolina for “A glance at the historic legacy of Ehsan Yarshater, the founder of the Encyclopædia Iranica” with Dr. Mandana Zandian. The event will include time for virtual socialization, questions and answers, as well as poetry readings by the audience. This event is in Persian.
Professor Ehsan Yarshater founded the Encyclopædia Iranica in 1973 and remained its Editor-in-Chief until his retirement in 2015. Encyclopædia Iranica is the most significant, extensive and comprehensive scholarly work dedicated to the study of Iranian civilization and culture.
Dr. Mandana Zandian is an Iranian poet, writer and an expert in Persian literature who has published many articles, several books of poetry and literature including “ Eehsan Yarshater in conversation with Mandana Zandian.”
Sponsored by Persian Art Center in Carolina.