Introduction

Feb 23: Picturing Urban Modernity

Feb 23: Picturing Urban Modernity

Lecture

Picturing Urban Modernity: Tehran and its cinematic configurations, 1900s – 1930s

Iranian Studies Initiative @NYU

Speaker

Golbarg Rekabtalaei, History, North Carolina State University

When

Thursday, February 23rd, 2017
5:00 – 7:00 pm

Where

Richard Ettinghausen Library
Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies
50 Washington Square South
New York, NY 10012

Picturing Urban Modernity explores the role of cinema in shaping urban modernity in Tehran from the 1900s to 1930s. It investigates the ways in which the space of cinema and the national and international images that it projected configured the urban fabric of the city, giving rise to some districts that became centers of socialization, critical thinking, and entertainment for decades to come.