Iranian News

Iranian Studies Memorial Statement for Franklin Lewis

Published: September 23, 2022

It is with profound sadness that we announce the death of our colleague and friend, Franklin D. Lewis, who passed away after a long illness on September 20, 2022. Professor Lewis began his study of Persian and Persian literature at the University of California at Berkeley (B.A., 1983) before joining the Ph.D. program at the…

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2022-23 Applications for the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies Open

Published: August 16, 2022

Call for Applications for the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World announces a call for applications for the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies. This fellowship is awarded to outstanding graduate students whose works encompass different facets of Zoroastrian studies, that is, the…

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Persia: Ancient Iran and the Classical World at the Getty Villa

Published: April 7, 2022

The Pourdavoud Center is proud to be the academic partner for Ancient Iran and the Classical World, the newly opened exhibit at the Getty Villa location of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Ancient Iran, historically known as Persia, was the dominant nation of western Asia for over a millennium (about 550 BC–AD 650), with three…

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Additional Support for the Pourdavoud Center’s Research Initiatives

Published: December 9, 2021

The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World would like to express its deep appreciation to Ms. Nastaran Akhavan for her financial support of the UCLA Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran, an open access online encyclopedia of Iranian archaeological sites of all pre-Islamic periods spearheaded by the Pourdavoud Center, as well as its principal…

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A New Pledge of Support for the UCLA Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran

Published: November 3, 2021

The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World would like to express its deep gratitude to Dr. Haleh Emrani and the Gramian-Emrani Foundation for their financial support of the UCLA Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran project. Dr. Emrani has graciously made a pledge of $100,000 in support of the Gazetteer over the next five…

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Announcing A New Series: Iran and the Ancient World

Published: October 28, 2021

Iran and the Ancient World Under the directorship of Professor M. Rahim Shayegan, the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World at UCLA has established a series, Iran and the Ancient World (IAW), as a leading publication venue for innovative research on pre-Islamic Iranian history, literature, and religion. In coordination with UC Press,…

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Call for Applications for the 2021-22 Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies

Published: August 5, 2021

Call for Applications for the 2021-22 Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World announces a call for applications for the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies. This fellowship is awarded to outstanding graduate students whose works encompass different facets of Zoroastrian studies, that is,…

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Call for Applications for the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies

Published: July 20, 2020

Call for Applications for the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World announces a call for applications for the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies. This fellowship is intended to be awarded to graduate students whose works encompass different facets of Zoroastrian studies, that…

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Call for Papers: The Indo-Persian Musical Confluence

Published: July 2, 2020

The UCLA Program of Iranian Studies would like to share a call for papers for a program of online events held by the University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Ethnomusicology, Summer 2020 – Winter 2021. To download the full call for papers, please click here. Description: The sitar and setar are the foremost classical…

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