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In this cross-listed post from Ottoman History Podcast, De. Adam Becker discusses the encounters between Eastern Syrian Christians and European Missionaries in the Ottoman-Qajar Borderlands.
The following is a short clip, filmed by Ali Karjoo-Ravary and edited by Navjot Kanda. Filmed in 2016 in Tehran, Isfahan, Kerman, Mashhad, and Qazvin, “Moving through Iran” captures movement…
Elsewhere Lit and Ajam Media Collective are teaming up to bring you “Banned,” seven weeks of literature featuring stories, essays and poems from Trump’s seven banned countries: Iran, Iraq, Libya,…
This resource was put together by volunteers from Track The Ban, Vigilant Love, and Ajam Media Collective, as well as independent members of our larger communities. Overview On Friday, January 27,…
Shahrzad, a historical series directed by Hassan Fathi, reveals how the 1953 Coup is still the site of competing historiographical narratives.
With more and more tourists visiting Iran every day, Ajam and See You In Iran have teamed up to bring you a travel series to Iran’s diverse cities. This first installation focuses on the vibrant urban life of Tehran, Iran’s largest city and capital.
Using materials from the Ajam Digital Archive, Narges Bajoghli recounts the experiences of Iran-Iraq War veterans who spent endless days during their youth fighting in close combat in dark and bloody trenches.
Perhaps the most widely known among these is the ceremonial spread called the Khan-e Nowruz or the Haft Chin. It features a variety of objects that symbolize key figures and values of Zoroastrian cosmology. The arrangement of this spread — or most of its elements — has historically emerged as a cultural practice shared among numerous peoples across West Asia, the Caucasus, and India.
In the first installment of our ongoing collaboration with Ottoman History Podcast, Chris Gratien talks to Saghar Sadeghian about the role of Non-Muslims in the Iranian Constitutional Movement.