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Lecture: “Poetry and Eshraqi Illuminationism Among Persian Zoroastrians” with Dr. Carl Ernst (UNC-Chapel Hill)

May 12, 2021 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Iranian Cultural Society of North Carolina (ICSNC) and the Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke (GSAID) present the Duke University Emamian Lectureship Series with a lecture titled “Poetry and Eshraqi Illuminationism Among Persian Zoroastrians” with Dr. Carl Ernst of UNC Chapel Hill. The Zoroastrian mystic Azar Kayvan, born in Shiraz, inspired a remarkable intellectual and religions movement of Mughal era, notable for its nostalgic imagination of the ancient Persian kings as ascetic philosophers. This vision was portrayed through the lens of the Eshraqi Illuminationism of the martyred Persian thinker Sohrawardi.

This lecture will be conducted primarily in English. Free and open to the public.

Zoom link.
Meeting ID: 95827839719

Sponsored by the Iranian Cultural Society of NC and Graduate Student Association of Iranians at Duke.  Co-sponsored by The Persian Studies Department at UNC Chapel Hill, Department of Religious Studies at UNC Chapel Hill, Dr. Ali and Parvin Jarrahi, Duke Islamic Studies Center, and the Duke Middle East Studies Center.

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May 12, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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