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Yarshater Lectureship in Avestan & Pahlavi Languages and Cultures
In memoriam, Professor Ehsan Yarshater, 1920-2018




Professor Ehsan Yarshater served the field of Iranian studies for many decades as an exemplary scholar and a pioneer. With a Ph.D. in Persian Literature from the University of Tehran (1947), and a second Ph.D. in Old and Middle Iranian Languages from the University of London (1960), he had an enormous scholarly range. He crafted the critical tools for the professionalization of Iranian studies and for the dissemination and accessibility of scholarly research to both Persian and English language readerships. He peacefully passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018 at the age of 98 in Fresno, California.

The Yarshater Lectureship in Avestan & Pahlavi Languages and Cultures was established at the University of Toronto in 2016. Please join us in honouring Dr. Yarshater’s legacy by enhancing course opportunities for our students. Your support is deeply appreciated.

Attention US Donors: Alumni of U of T can donate directly to the University. To receive an applicable charitable tax receipt, other supporters in the United States can direct their giving to the Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc. For information, please call 1.800.699.1736 or email associates.ut@utoronto.ca. Cheques to the Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc. may be mailed to Mr. Gary Kaufman, Treasurer, Associates of the University of Toronto, Inc., 58 West 84th Street, #2F, New York, NY 10024. Thank you!

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