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May 2019

Elites and Gods of the City: Analysis of a Mesopotamian local social network in the 3rd millennium BC

May 28 @ 12:30 pm
Kaplan 365,

The site of Adab, situated in Southern Mesopotamia between Nippur and Umma, was mostly active in the Old Akkadian period. Its mounds revealed palaces, temples and workshop installations. Around 3000 cuneiform sources were excavated either as part of the original or later illegal digs; their distribution in various archives dated to different sub-periods make this corpus particularly interesting for diachronic investigation. This talk exposes the social network of the elites of Adab and its correlation with the pantheon over time.…

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Ancient Iran and the Classical World

May 29 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10945 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA) 90095
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You are invited to attend: Ancient Iran and the Classical World A two-day international symposium jointly hosted by the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World at UCLA and the Getty Research Institute   Wednesday, May 29th – 306 Royce Hall, UCLA Thursday, May 30, 2019 – Getty Villa, VN 113-114   Click here to download the full symposium program. Please RSVP to Marissa Stevens at stevensma@humnet.ucla.edu

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The Politics of Language in the Making of Diaspora’s Grand Narrative

May 30 @ 6:00 pm
Kaplan 365,

In the years immediately following World War II, what was once referred to during the years of post-genocide dispersion as թրքահայութիւն , ցրուածութիւն , գաղութահայութիւն , գաղթահայութիւն , and արտասահմանի հայութիւն became solidified as սփիւռք , and came to imagine itself as a transnationally organized homogenous entity. This presentation focuses on this period of transition and examines the making of diaspora’s grand narrative, founded on the notion of national cultural production in exile. I discuss how the articulation of diaspora’s…

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