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October 2019

Bilingual Lecture Series: Dr. Kaveh Madani

October 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
78 Dodd Hall, 315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Please join UCLA Iranian Studies for the first Bilingual Lecture Series talk of the year.  Dr. Kaveh Madani will present his research on Sunday, October 27, 2019 in Dodd Hall 78 at 4:00pm. This lecture will be in Persian.  His English lecture will follow on Monday, October 28 at 2:00pm in Bunch Hall 10383.

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Dr. Kaveh Madani

October 28 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, 11282 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles , CA 90095 United States
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Please join UCLA Iranian Studies for the first Bilingual Lecture Series talks of the year.  Dr. Kaveh Madani will present his research on Monday, October 28 at 2:00pm in Bunch Hall 10383. This lecture will be in English.

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November 2019

Bilingual Lecture Series: Dr. Soroush Dabbagh

November 17 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
78 Dodd Hall, 315 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Please join UCLA Iranian Studies for a Bilingual Lecture Series talk by Dr. Soroush Dabbagh.  He will present his research on Sunday, November 17 at 4:00pm in Dodd Hall 78. This lecture will be in Persian.

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Archaeology and the Kingdom of David and Solomon

November 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Mathematical Sciences 4000A,

Archaeology of Ancient Israel Lecture Series The United Monarchy -  the famed kingdom of David and Solomon - is at the center of a heated debate. While until 25 years ago there was a consensus that David and Solomon were historical figures who ruled over fairly large territories, it is now questioned by many who believe either that these kings were either petty chiefs controlling a limited territory around Jerusalem or that they did not even exist. Given these doubts,…

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December 2019

Iranian Studies Lecture: Yann Richard

December 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce 306,

Some major landmarks of modern Iranian history such as the 1921 coup d’Etat or the toppling of Mosaddeq in 1953 are now checked with critical attention by historians. Was the 1953 coup against Mosaddeq an American achievement or did it eventually succeed through a popular uprising? If the Shiite clergy would be responsible for the coming back of the Shah, how can we understand the ideological mixture of radical Islam and nationalism at the time of the 1979 revolution? Iranian…

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Headless Men and Shattered Bodies: The Destruction of Prisoner Statues during the Late Old Kingdom

December 5 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Kaplan 365,

Six pharaohs of the Fifth and Sixth Dynasties erected nearly life-size statues of kneeling bound foreigners in their pyramid complexes. These unique statues, which are known as prisoner statues, have only ever been discovered in fragments. This has led scholars to question whether the statues had been intentionally broken for ritualistic reasons. However, only the prisoner statues from two pyramid complexes actually show evidence of intentional damage in antiquity; those from the complex of Pepi I were methodically decapitated while…

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