Matthew Melvin-Koushki

Position
Assistant Professor, History, University of South Carolina
Bio/Description

Field: Early Modern Islamicate Intellectual and Imperial History
Interests: Persian occult theory and practice
In Residence: Sept. - Oct. 2017

Prof. Melvin-Koushki specializes in the theory and practice of the occult sciences in Timurid-Safavid Iran and the broader Persianate world. He visited the Mossavar-Rahmani Center in conjunction with speaking engagements hosted by Near Eastern Studies and co-sponsored by the Center. He also participated in a conference based in the History Department entitled: “God and the Stars: Medieval and Early Modern Religion, Society, and Astrology.” In his weeks here, he conducted research, met with students and connected with campus colleagues.