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Womens Worlds in Qajar Iran: A Digital Archive and Website
Afsaneh Najmabadi, President and Fellows of Harvard College

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women's worlds in Qajar Iran (Web Resource)
Title: women's worlds in Qajar Iran
Author: Director, Afsaneh Najmabadi
Author: Project Manager, Ramyar Rossoukh
Abstract: Women’s World in Qajar Iran (WWQI) is a comprehensive digital archive and website that preserves, links, and renders accessible primary source materials related to the social and cultural history of women’s worlds during the reign of the Qajar dynasty (1796 – 1925) in Iran. The WWQI project addresses a significant gap in the scholarship related to this important time in Iran’s history by making available writings and other personal documents created by, and related to the lives of, women during the Qajar era. Primary source materials -- digitized and rendered accessible to scholars worldwide via a digital archive, -- include unpublished poetry, essays, and treatises; travelogues; private letters; marriage contracts; photographs and portrait paintings; calligraphies; and legal documents. A number of collections, comprised of similar materials at museums and archives in Iran, have also been added through collaboration with local institutions.
Year: 2010
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