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AchWorks 1 – Identity, Alterity, and the Imperial Impress in the Achaemenid World
Identity, Alterity, and the Imperial Impress in the Achaemenid World
The Inaugural Symposium of the Achaemenid Workshops Series
April 12–14, 2023 | 314 Royce Hall
Morning refreshments and check-in begin at 8:00 am. Panels begin at 9:00 am.
The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World is convening an international workshop on Identity, Alterity, and the Imperial Impress in the Achaemenid World, held on April 12–14, 2023 at UCLA. The symposium will include invited speakers whose research pertain to the history, structures, and reception of the Achaemenid empire. The overarching themes covered by the workshop are: current trends in Achaemenid scholarship; new horizons in art and archaeology; and the notions of identity, alterity, and the imperial impress in Achaemenid Elam and Persis, Anatolia, the Caucasus, and Egypt.
The present workshop introduces a new series of symposia, dubbed Achaemenid Workshops (AchWorks), which, building on the achievements of Achaemenid studies in the past decades, strive to revisit and reassess the state of Achaemenid scholarship over the coming years. with a dozen workshops hosted at leading institutions of ancient studies around the globe.
Coordinated by the Pourdavoud Center in conjunction with our partner institutions and AchWorks’ Organizing Board, these workshops aspire to become an intellectual hub for Achaemenid studies, while affording an institutional framework to foster the next generation of scholars working on the Achaemenid world.