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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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Professor Cooperson wins the Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation

Published: December 14, 2016

Join us in congratulating Professor Michael Cooperson on winning the Sheikh Hamad Award for Translation. The top winner from Arabic into English this year was Michael Cooperson, for his translation of the Virtues of the Imām Aḥmad ibn Ḥanbal by Ibn al-Jawzī. To read full article be sure to click here.

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David Hirsch is awarded 2016 David H. Partington Award

Published: December 2, 2016

The Middle East Librarians Association Presents the 2016 David H. Partington Award to Two Librarians of Middle East Studies at its Annual Meeting, November 16, 2016, in Cambridge, MA. David G. Hirsch has been the University of California Los Angeles Librarian for Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies, simultaneously with Judaica and Armenian Studies, Central Asian Studies and…

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Two NELC Undergraduates Profiled for UCLA Humanities Website

Published: September 23, 2016

Two of our undergraduate students, Marisol Fernandez (Middle Eastern Studies, Semitics) and Elizabeth Ho (Jewish Studies), were recently written about for the UCLA Humanities website. You can read their inspiring life stories, and why they chose to study in our department here.

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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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New Testament Job at UCLA

Published: September 14, 2016

The department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures at UCLA has just opened a new search for an Assistant Professor of New Testament/Early Christianity. Description: The Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures and the Program in the Study of Religion at the University of California, Los Angeles, announce a search for a new tenure-track position…

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