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Sahar Hosseini

“The Zayandehrud River Speaks: Reading the Riverine Landscapes of Seventeenth-Century Isfahan”

Sahar Hosseini

Center for Migration and the Global City at Rutgers University–Newark, Mellon Fellow in Urban Landscape Studies, Fall 2018

Sahar Hosseini is a researcher and strategist at the Center for Migration and the Global City at Rutgers University–Newark. With a background in landscape and urban design and a PhD in architecture, she explores the potentials of employing landscape as a framework to study, conceptualize, and design cities. In particular, Hosseini is interested in rereading urban cultures from the vantage point of water. She is currently working on adopting her doctoral dissertation for a book project, which examines the dynamic relationship between seventeenth-century Isfahan and its Zayandehrud River, and the multifaceted role that the river played as a geographic feature, a natural resource, and a social construct. She has published and presented her research in national and international venues, and her work has been supported by multiple grants and fellowships from institutions such as Andrew Mellon Foundation, Society of Architectural Historians, and Golda Meier Library.

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Midday Dialogue, October 10, 2018: “The Zayandehrud River Speaks: Reading the Riverine Landscapes of Seventeenth-Century Isfahan

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