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Navid Zarrinnal

Finding Your Way Around Tehran's Public Archives

[Highway view of the National Archives building. Image by author]

Going to archives in Iran—the capital specifically—remains obscure to a great number of PhD students and researchers based outside of the country. Often, senior academics from whom students seek advice have not been to Iran’s archives for many years. In some cases, they have been unable to revisit them for political reasons. Consequently, the curious student is likely to receive very generalized advice before his/her trip. This article is therefore written as an introductory ...

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Navid Zarrinnal


Navid Zarrinnal is a PhD candidate in the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies at Columbia University.