Iran Colloquium. Special Focus: Afghanistan: Questions of Identity in Herat’s Past, Present and Future: 800 Years of Confusion and Change

October 13, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
Institution for Social and Policy Studies (PROS077 ), B012 See map
77 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511

C. P. W. Gammell is a historian of Afghanistan and Iran who has written widely on Herat’s history and its place in Afghanistan. Educated at Oxford and Cambridge, he has worked in Afghanistan and Iran since 2009, interpreting Dari and Pashtu for the ICRC, advising UNESCO on cultural and historical projects, and researching the history of Herat. The author of the critically acclaimed and significant study of Herat, The Pearl of Khorasan (Hurst & Co. 2017), C. P. W. Gammell currently advises the UK Government on its Afghan policy, and is undertaking more research into the history of Herat, specifically a more focused study of the city’s history from 1979 to the present day.