Ajam's Mehelle: Recording Everyday Life in Endangered Neighborhoods

Ajam Media Collective has created Mehelle— a new project dedicated to preserving the sights, sounds, and memories of rapidly-changing neighborhoods from Eastern Anatolia to Central Asia. It will serve as a multimedia resource for local inhabitants, community organizers, and urban researchers long after such neighborhoods have been demolished, gentrified, or transformed by private and state-led construction projects.

Emerging Scholarship: Julie Stephens on Religious Sentiment and Political Liberties in Colonial South Asia

In the second installment of our collaborative podcast series with Ottoman History Podcast, Christ Gratien and Tyler Conklin speak with Julie Stephens about the controversial publication of the Ranglia Rasool in the 1920s.

"Are We German or German-Iranian?": Reflections On Identity In the Wake of the Munich Attack

Ali David Sonboly saw himself as a German; the general public seems to disagree. 11 interviews with members of Munich’s Iranian diaspora community suggest that so-called “German-Iranians” do not simply see themselves as a hyphenated identity but rather have various individual concepts thereof.

A TV Show for the Rouhani Era: Shahrzad and the 1953 Coup d'etat in Iran

Shahrzad, a historical series directed by Hassan Fathi, reveals how the 1953 Coup is still the site of competing historiographical narratives.

A Tourist's Guide to Tehrangeles: Exploring The Capital of the Iranian Diaspora

Los Angeles is the capital of the Iranian diaspora, home to at least 700,000 Iranian-Americans and an Iranian culture industry that makes its presence known worldwide. Here’s your guide to visiting Tehrangeles.

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