Cultural Collections Lunchtime Seminar
Sun and Cross: A brief history of Christianity in Iran
Amir Rezapourmogadammiyandabi, University Conservator
Wednesday, 31 March 2010, 12.30-1.30pm
Cultural Collections Reading Room, Level 2, Auchmuty Library
Symbiosis: Institute for Comparative Studies in Science, Myth, Magic and Folklore was formed in 2002 to identify and discover new opportunities for collaboration and interdisciplinary research among scholars and act as a catalyst in blending the University’s arts and sciences as mutually important and necessary ingredients in the pursuit of a happy life.
We are proud to present as part of the Symbiosis 2010 seminar series Amir Rezapourmogadammiyandabi’s presentation Sun and Cross: A brief history of Christianity in Iran.
In the history of religions the Middle East is a geographically and politically pivotal region. Amongst the civilizations of this region Persia has been one of the most importantly influential in terms of the birth, progress, evolution, or even extinction of religious faiths and ideologies in the vast area between China and northern Africa. However in recent decades the significant role Persia has played in religious history has tended to be overlooked. This seminar will introduce the history of Christianity in Iran and examine the ways in which Christianity and Persian culture impacted one another.
Staff, students and members of the public are welcome to attend. Please bring your own lunch.