Iran, once known as Persia, is an old, old land. Ancient mountain ranges ramble through a landscape that runs out into the Caspian Sea. Tradition-bound, yet at the crossroads of many an expanding empire, Iran has struggled to adapt to changes while maintaining its culture.
The University of Mary Washington Department of History and American Studies presents the "Great Lives" public lecture series each spring semester.
Coming up in March:
March 17 - Clara Barton
March 19 - Catherine the Great
March 26 - John James Audubon
March 31 - Mary Todd Lincoln
Find out more! Explore the Central Rappahannock Regional Library collections with our Great Lives Webliographies.
The 25th of January 1759 occasioned Scotland's most famous birthday, when, in a blast of snow and winter winds, Robert Burns was born in a humble cottage in Alloway. That birthday is still celebrated in Scotland, and by Scots and poetry lovers around the world.