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

April 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
121 Dodd Hall, 390 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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© 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 anthropology, visual piety, devotional artefacts, and religious material culture, with a particular interest in Iran, Persianate societies and the Islamic world. He is author of Les Lions en Pierre Sculptée chez les Bakhtiari:  Description et significations de sculptures zoomorphes dans une société tribale du sud-ouest de l’Iran, The Anthropology of Persianate Societies, Volume 2 (Sean Kingston Publishing, U.K.). He is also the editor of several publications: The Art and Material Culture of Iranian Shi’ism: Iconography and Religious Devotion in Shi’i Islam (I.B. Tauris); Saints and their Pilgrims in Iran and Neighboring Countries (Sean Kingston); Iranian Sacred Defence Cinema: Religion, Martyrdom and National Identity (Sean Kingston); Unburied Memories: The Politics of Bodies, and the Material Culture of Sacred Defense Martyrs in Iran (Routledge). He is also chief editor of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Middle East and Central Eurasia (ACME).

This event is made possible with the generous support of Farhang Foundation

Co-sponsored by the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies


April 30, 2017
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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UCLA Iranian Studies
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121 Dodd Hall
390 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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