A History of the Tajiks
Professor Richard Foltz will be discussing his forthcoming book, A History of the Tajiks: Iranians of the East, at Tehran University on March 12, 2018. He will also be presenting a paper, entitled "From Zanzibar to Zaytun: Iranian Merchants Across the Indian Ocean Basin," at the 8th biennial convention of the Association for the Study of Persianate Societies in Tbilisi, Georgia on March 15-17. Lecturer Manya Saadi-nejad will be presenting a paper at the same conference, entitled, "The Dragon-Slaying Myth in Iranian Mythology".
Following up on recent field research in the North Caucasus, Professor Foltz will present a paper entitled "The Caucasian Alans Between Byzantine Christianity and Traditional Paganism" at Oxford University on April 23, 2018 and at Mainz, Germany on April 25th.