The Sixth Annual Taleghani Lecture with guest speaker Mary Hegland will take place on April 7, 2016 in the Auditorium of the Arizona Historical Society at 7:30 PM.
Dr. Mary Hegland is Professor of Anthropology at Santa Clara University. She traveled to Iran for her Ph.D. research between June 1978 and December 1979, living through the Iranian Revolution in her village research site near Shiraz.
This year's presentation is titled "Days of Revolution: “Aliabad” of Shiraz in Iran and in the World in the 20th and 21st Centuries." It will discuss research from Aliabad between 1978 and 2015, which allowed the examination of how national and international politics can affect people on the ground and how local politics and “ordinary” people can affect national and international politics. Even this village was actually part of the world scene from an early stage.