Iran in Motion: Mobility, Space and the Trans-Iranian Railway

Date
Sep 29, 2021, 12:00 pm1:00 pm
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Event Description

Peyman Jafari in conversation with the author Mikiya Koyagi

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Completed in 1938, the Trans-Iranian Railway connected Tehran to Iran's two major bodies of water: the Caspian Sea in the north and the Persian Gulf in the south. Iran's first national railway, it produced and disrupted various kinds of movement—voluntary and forced, intended and unintended, on different scales and in different directions—among Iranian diplomats, tribesmen, migrant laborers, technocrats, railway workers, tourists and pilgrims, as well as European imperial officials alike. Iran in Motion tells the hitherto unexplored stories of these individuals as they experienced new levels of mobility.

 

Sponsor
Sharmin and Bijan Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Iran and Persian Gulf Studies
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