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May 2017

Careers in Management

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of the Humanities Career Panel Series — Learn how your Humanities degree can help you reach the top of the career ladder. RSVP Here: Careers in Management  

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** CANCELLED ** How much of a physician was Rashīd al-Dīn?

May 24 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Photo: Humboldt Foundation/Wolfgang Hemmann THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. A lecture by Judith Pfeiffer (University of Bonn) Rashīd al-Dīn Faḍl Allāh Hamadānī (d. 718/1318) is often introduced as “ṭabīb,” or ‘physician,’ mostly to distinguish him from authors with similar names, notably the epistolographer Rashīd al-Dīn Waṭwāṭ (d. 578/1182). This paper discusses Rashīd al-Dīn’s scholarly persona as a physician. Starting from his epithet, ṭabīb, the paper explores his role as a medical practitioner, patron, and author of scholarly medical treatises, arguing that Rashīd…

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My Story: From Iran to NASA and Beyond

May 19 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dr. Azadeh Tabazadeh is an author, environmental consultant, and has worked as a senior research scientist at NASA. She has taught geophysics at Stanford University and received her doctoral degree in physical chemistry from UCLA. Named as a top “Brilliant 10” young scientist in the U.S. by ​Popular Science​ , Tabazadeh has published more than 60 articles  and was given a Presidential White House Award. Come see Tabazadeh speak on her experiences, including her TIME-featured memoir ​The Sky Detective​  that details her life growing up in Iran. Light refreshments will be served. Co-sponsored by UCLA Iranian Studies

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Careers in Education and Student Affairs

May 17 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Part of the Humanities Career Panel Series — Want to become a teacher? Do you want to find a career in student affairs? Take advantage of an opportunity to learn about careers in education by networking with professionals and exploring our resource fair. RSVP Here: Careers in Education and Student Affairs

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Afternoon Professionalization Workshop

May 12 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

During the first half of this professionalization seminar on the academic job market, a panel will share their experiences in the recent job market, both as applicants and as hiring committee members. A Q&A will follow. In the second half, we will talk about strategies for writing effective application materials and will workshop some of these common materials, such as CV’s, cover letters, and teaching philosophy statements. Please bring a printed copy of the materials you hope to workshop.  …

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Lost Souls: Photography of African Eunuchs & Female Servants in Qajar Iran

May 1 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

©The Farhad Diba Collection of Qajar Photographs. Caption: Malek Jahan Khanom/ Mahd-e Olia, the mother of Naser al-Din Shah Qajar A lecture in English by Pedram Khosronejad The focus of scholars of photography of Qajar Iran, remains fixed solely on photographic content, without any consideration of the materiality of photographic form. Recognizing photographs as material culture is a way to address such a blind spot, and suggests that any methodological use of them requires a more complex and subtle approach.…

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April 2017

Iran-Iraq War (1980-88) and the Creation of the “Sacred Defense Art”

April 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

© Revayat-e Farth Institute, Tehran, Iran. Caption: Morteza Avini. A lecture in Persian by Pedram Khosronejad Pedram Khosronejad is Farzaneh Family Chair and Associate Director for Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies Program (IPGS) at the Oklahoma State University and also associate member of Groupe Sociétés, Religions, Laicités, CNRS-Paris, France. He obtained his PhD at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. His research interests include cultural and social anthropology, the anthropology of death and dying, visual…

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Arabic-Hebrew Cafe

April 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Senenmut Redivivus: The Interesting Life & Afterlife of an Ancient Egyptian Official

April 11 @ 12:30 pm

Senenmut was one of ancient Egypt’s most famous personalities: chief minister and possible lover of Queen Hatshepsut (c. 1473-1478), Egypt’s female pharaoh. More monuments are known for Senenmut than for any other official of the New Kingdom, implying his exceptional status during life. Recently, an unassuming stone fragment in the Manchester Museum, UK, proved the existence of yet another statue of Senenmut. This lecture will present this rediscovery, and attempt to explain the significance of the man, his monuments and…

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Literature: Its Existence and Its Appearance

April 9 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

A lecture in Persian by Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak Bud o Nemud-e Sokhan (Literature: Its Existence and Its Appearance) brings together twenty select articles which Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak has written and published in the Persian language over three decades of academic service in the United States, and which have a bearing on a novel understanding of the history of Persian Literature. In an extensive Introductory essay, the author relates each of the works he analyzes and interprets to its specific social context and…

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