The Council on Middle East Studies Iran Colloquium presents:
Yann Richard, Emeritus professor, Sorbonne University: “Iranian Collective Memory and the Writing of History.”
Yann Richard, professeur émérite (emeritus professor), Sorbonne nouvelle, began as a student of Persian islamic philosophy and happened to be in Tehran before, during and after the 1979 Revolution. Since then he tried to understand why such a major crisis happened and made extensive research in the fields of sociology of Islam and modern Iranian history. In English his publications include a chapter in Nikki Keddie’s Modern Iran, Roots and Results of the Revolution (Yale University Press, 2003, initially published as Roots of Revolution, 1981); Shiite Islam: Polity, Ideology and Creed (Oxford - Cambridge Mass., Basil Blackwell, 1995).