Lecture: Ali and Lila Paydarfar Lectureship: “Curing Mother Iran” with Dr. Mohamad Tavakoli-Targhi

Thursday, November 16 | 6:00-7:30 PM

FedEx Global Center – GEC-1005


“Curing Mother Iran” explores how recurring cases of the cholera epidemic in the nineteenth century facilitated the deployment of medical prognosis and diagnosis in Iranian politics. It also explains how the shift from humoral to microbial hygiene led to the reconceiving of jinns as germs, and the emergence of a Pasteurian conception of politics focused on national, social, spiritual, and political health.

Sponsored by the UNC Center for Middle East and Islamic Studies with generous donations from Ali and Lila Paydarfar.

Parking for $1 is available at the McCauley deck after 5pm.