Dēn and Discourse: Mapping the Contours of Zoroastrian Thought in Pahlavi Literature

Feb 14, 2022, 12:00 pm1:20 pm
Open to public



Event Description

Speaker: Yuhan Vevaina, Oxford University

Respondent: Daniel Sheffield, Princeton University

Yuhan Sohrab-Dinshaw Vevaina is the Bahari Associate Professor of Sasanian Studies and a Fellow of Wolfson College at the University of Oxford. He received his Ph.D. in Iranian and Persian Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations at Harvard University in 2007. Since then he has taught at Harvard, Stanford and the University of Toronto. He is the co-editor with Michael Stausberg of The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Zoroastrianism, the largest single volume reference work on Zoroastrianism at almost 700 pages. Prof. Vevaina’s academic speciality is the study of hermeneutics or theories of interpretation with a focus on the interpretations of the _Gatha_s in the Sasanian and early Islamic centuries. In 2021 he completed a long-awaited two-volume book project on the ninth book of the Dēnkard, to be published by Harrassowitz Verlag, Wiesbaden.