Three Frontiers to one Boundary: The Making of the Ottoman-Iranian Boundary

Please note change of venue to the MEC Boardroom (from the Investcorp Lecture Theatre)

MEC Boardroom is in the Kirdar Building, 68 Woodstock Road, Oxford, OX2 6DU – on the ground floor at the bottom of the main staircase.

One of the longest-in-the-making and the oldest among Muslim countries, the Ottoman-Iranian frontier, from 1514 to 1914, underwent four centuries of evolution to reach its final form. At present, the modern states of Iran, Iraq, and Turkey share these boundaries that emerged from the conflation of numerous borders. In this talk, Sabri Ateş will examine the emergence and transformation of religious-ideological, geopolitical, and medical borders.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions.
Dr Zeinab Azarbadegan (University of Oxford) will chair.