Rudolph Matthee headshot
Past Member

Rudolph Matthee

Agnes Gund and Daniel Shapiro Member


Historical Studies

Field of Study

Early Modern Iran

Home Institution

University of Delaware

A specialist of early modern Iran, Rudi Matthee aims to study the ­historical formation of an Iranian sense of self. His book project will connect the Safavid period with the Qajar era across the “missing” eighteenth century, and probe the ways in which Iranians—both persophone elites and the subaltern who rarely speaks—since Safavid times have engaged with the world around them.

Dates at IAS

School of Historical Studies
School of Historical Studies