[R6566] The Future of Academic Studies on the Iran-Iraq War

Created by Shirin Saeidi
Thursday, 12/02/21 2:00 pm


We propose an academically diverse discussion panel on future direction(s) of research on the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88). Our panel will include scholars of political science, anthropology, history, and women and gender. There have been two recent publications (2019) and (2021) with another forthcoming (2022) that address various aspects of the impact of the Iran-Iraq war on society. In this roundtable discussion we bring together experts in gender, citizenship, and prisoner’s rights to explore the impact of the Iran-Iraq war on the formation of the Islamic Republic in Iran. Panelists will explore the following questions: How did the Iran-Iraq war lead to creation of powerful organizations such as the revolutionary guards? What form does women’s citizenship take in post-1979 Iran and how is citizenship impacted by the Iran-Iraq war? How did the war transform the conditions of prisons in post-1980 Iran? How did Iraq's use of chemical weapons on fighters and civilians impact the society victims and their families? This session will pose and offer solutions forward in how to further study the longest war of the twentieth century with over a million casualties.


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Shirin Saeidi

(University of Arkansas)
Panel Participating Role(s): Organizer; Presenter;

Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh

(Northeastern Illinois University)
Mateo Mohammad Farzaneh is associate professor of history at Chicago's Northeastern Illinois University. His last book "The Iranian Constitutional Revolution and the Clerical Leadership of Khurasani" (Syracuse University Press, 2015) won the National...
Panel Participating Role(s): Chair; Presenter;

Shahla Talebi

(Arizona State University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;

Narges Bajoghli

(SAIS, Johns Hopkins University)
Panel Participating Role(s): Presenter;