Iranian Studies Dedicates Special Issue on Kurdish Studies

7 08 2014


Iranian Studies

Volume 47, Issue 5, 2014

ISSN: 0021-0862 | e-ISSN: 1475-4819



The latest issue of the Iranian Studies journal, published on behalf of the International Society for Iranian Studies,  is dedicated solely to Kurdish Studies. “This present special issue is an attempt to contribute to the growing debate and discussion surrounding the Kurds and their history.  It seeks to showcase the work of a number of scholars who look at important historiographical questions related to the Kurds and the historical evolution of their identity, why certain groups in the Middle East have identified themselves or have been identified as  Kurds and how this has impacted political developments. The following articles address various aspects of Kurdish identity in diverse chronological periods within both the pre-modern and modern eras through the lens of history.” (Djene Bajalan and Sara Zandi Karimi, Guest Editors’ Introduction).

As one of the outspoken aims of the Kurdish Studies Network (KSN) is to revitalize scholarship within this discipline, this special issue is regarded as enrichment to literature. The KSN congratulates the authors and researchers involved in this special issue, of which some are members of the KSN as well.




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