Debates within Iranian Socialism: Historiography, Ideology and Praxis Past

July 19-20, 2016 - Manchester

Free Event

Debates within Iranian Socialism: Historiography, Ideology and Praxis from the Ferqeh-ye Demokrat to the Organisation of the Iranian People’s Fadaʾi Guerrillas. A Workshop at the University of Manchester sponsored by CASAW, 19-20 July 2016.

Co-organised by Dr. Siavush Randjbar-Daemi (University of Manchester) and Dr. Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi (University of Manchester)

Provisional Programme – Subject to Change.
Please note that speeches are in both Persian and English. Each panel will include at least one talk in either language.

19 July
3pm: Welcoming Remarks, Siavush Randjbar-Daemi, University of Manchester
3.10pm: Methodological and Historiographical Reflections on the Iranian Left
Chair: Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi
“Transcendental History” and the Iranian Left, Peyman Vahabzadeh, University of Victoria
On the Historiography of the Fadaʾi Movement, Anush Salehi, Independent Researcher
Q&A (15 minutes)

20 July
9am: The Iranian Left from the Azerbaijan Crisis to the Consolidation of Pahlavi Autocracy
Chair: Touraj Atabaki
An Investigation into the Roots of the Tudeh-Firqah Rivalry, Asghar Schirazi, Berlin
Of the Sins of Khalil Maleki, Homa Katouzian, St Antony’s College, University of Oxford
The Socialist League in the 1960s, Manuchehr Rassa, Independent Researcher
Q&A (15 minutes)

11am: Internationalism and the Iranian Left
Chair: Peyman Vahabzadeh
The National Front in the Middle East: Revolution and Anti-Colonialism in Iran’s Tri-continental Moment, Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi, University of Manchester
An Italian Communist Woman’s Journey to Iran: An Examination of Maria Macciocchi’s Expedition of 1951, Siavush Randjbar-Daemi, University of Manchester
Between the Iranian Left and Bourgeoisie: The Vicissitudes of the Early Soviet Policy Towards Persia, Denis Volkov, Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris Trois, CNRS
Q&A (15 minutes)
-- Lunch Break --

2pm: New Approaches to the Archival History of the Iranian Left
Chair: Oliver Bast
Labour, Social History and the Iranian Left, Touraj Atabaki, International Institute of Social History
The Tudeh in East Germany: Perspectives from the Stasi Archives, Qasem Nurmohammadi, Berlin

5pm: Concluding Remarks, Oliver Bast, University of Manchester


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