Iranian News

Persian for High School Students

Published: June 7, 2017

Persian for Heritage Students July 10 to August 3, 2017 at UCLA Monday-Thursday 9:00am-2:00pm UCLA will offer a summer Persian class for high school students who are exposed to Persian at home and want to learn to read, write, or develop their speaking, listening, and literacy skills. For more information, please contact: UCLA High School…

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Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World established at UCLA

Published: February 21, 2017

By Margaret MacDonald UCLA has established the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World, the first center in the Western Hemisphere that aims to advance the knowledge of ancient Iranian languages, history and religions. The Pourdavoud Center was named for the late Professor Ebrahim Pourdavoud, a pioneering scholar of ancient Persia, and was…

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Iranian 187: Cities of Ancient Iran

Published: January 5, 2017

Winter 2017 – MW 2:00-3:15pm, 101 Kaufman Hall – Instructor: Ali Mousavi A survey of historical cities and sites of Iran from 4000 B.C. to 1900 This survey course is designed to introduce students to the historical monuments and sites of Iran from the earliest periods to the early 20th century. In a chronological sequence, we…

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Ethnomusicology 91L/161L: Music of Persia

Published: January 5, 2017

Winter 2017 – Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm, 1659 Schoenberg Music Building (SMB) – Instructor: Amir Hosein Pourjavady  This class focuses on the performance of Persian classical music including the radif and tasnifs (vocal repertoire). This is a group class where students sit in a circle and begin learning a gushe (short melody-type) or a vocal composition of a…

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Ethnomusicology 91L/161L: Music of Persia

Published: September 20, 2016

Fall 2016 – Thursdays, 4:00-6:00pm, Schoenberg 1659 – Instructor:  Amir Hosein Pourjavady  This class focuses on the performance of Persian classical music including the radif and tasnifs (vocal repertoire). This is a group class where students sit in a circle and begin learning a gushe (short melody-type) or a vocal composition of a designated dastgāh (multi-sectional…

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Art History 185: Architecture of Iran

Published: September 15, 2016

Fall 2016 – Mondays, 3:30-5:20 PM, Dodd 275 – Instructor: Dr. Keelan Overton This seminar examines icons of Iranian architecture from the early Islamic to early modern periods. Each week will be devoted to analyzing a single site (mosque, tomb, shrine, madrasa, palace, square) through multiple lenses, including the topographical, architectural, socio-historical, political, and religious….

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In Memory of Richard N. Frye, 1920-2014

Published: March 28, 2014

The career of Professor Richard Frye in Iranian studies spanned more than half a century during which time he was fully occupied researching, writing, and teaching.  Our field is so much richer because of his dedication to it and his indefatigable efforts to advance Iranian studies in fields as diverse as history, historical geography, linguistics,…

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