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Sky Blue Stone: The Turquoise Trade and Eurasian Empires

Event Recap

October 14, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Speaker: 
Arash Khazeni
Event Sponsor: 
Iranian Studies Program
Arash Khazeni

Arash Khazeni earned a Ph.D. in history from Yale University and teaches Middle Eastern and Eurasian history at Pomona College.  His research is focused on the imperial and environmental histories of the Middle East, Central Asia, and South Asia between the sixteenth and nineteenth centuries. His publications include Sky Blue Stone: The Turquoise Trade in World History (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2014), Tribes and Empire on the Margins of Nineteenth-Century Iran (Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2010), recipient of the Middle East Studies Association Houshang Pourshariati Book Award, and “Across the Black Sands and the Red: Travel Writing, Nature, and the Reclamation of the Eurasian Steppe, circa 1850,” International Journal of Middle East Studies (2010).  He is currently working on a history of inter-Asian encounters in colonial Afghanistan, Central Asia, and Burma.

Lecture in EnglishBook Sale and Signing at the Event Event is free and open to the public

Pigott Hall, Room 113
Contact Email: 
iranianstudies@stanford.edu