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Iranian 187: Cities of Ancient Iran

Published: January 5, 2017
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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
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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
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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
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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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