The Relationship of Egyptian and Semitic

Kaplan Hall 348

  It has long been known that the ancient Egyptian language is related to the Semitic language family, but the details of this relationship are still not fully understood. In this lecture, we will look at the major similarities (and differences) of the two language groups, including topics in phonology, morphology, and the lexicon, with...

UCLA Bilingual Lecture Series with Dr. Ida Meftahi

121 Dodd Hall 390 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Film and Discussion on Lalehzar Street A Socio-Historical View Often compared to New York’s Broadway and Paris’s Champs-Élysées, Lalehzar District and its vicinity was a hub for experimentations in music and performing arts as well as new modes of business practices, socialization, and political expression partly due to its proximity to multitude of foreign embassies,...

UCLA Bilingual Lecture Series with Dr. Ida Meftahi

Kaplan 365

Performing a Nation’s Angels and Princesses: The Female Dancing Subjects of a Century-Old Iranian Nationalist Stage In early twentieth-century Iran, a nationalist-modernist theatrical milieu emerged that meant to educate society through performing arts. While touring companies from neighboring regions showcased new genres of arts on the Iranian stage, the dispersion of ethno-religious minorities in regions...

2019 Pourdavoud Center Fall Welcome Reception

Royce 306

Please join us for a fall reception at Royce Hall to celebrate the continued success of the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World, the latest addition to the research centers in the Humanities Division. In the company of faculty, our staff, academic affiliates, colleagues, students, and esteemed guests, we shall explore the...

Bilingual Lecture Series: Dr. Kaveh Madani

78 Dodd Hall 315 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, United States

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.

Bilingual Lecture Series: Dr. Kaveh Madani

10383 Bunche Hall 11282 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles , CA, United States

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.

Bilingual Lecture Series: Ahmad Kiarostami

121 Dodd Hall 390 Portola Plaza, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Please join the Iranian Studies Program at UCLA for a Bilingual Lecture Series film screening of Case No. I, Case No. 2. The film and following Q&A with Ahmad Kiarostami will be in Persian.

Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Gil Stein

Royce Hall Room 306 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA)

Please join the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World for a lecture by Professor Gil Stein. Achaemenids or Persians?  Burials, Material Culture, and Imperial Identities in the Euphrates Valley (5th-4th centuries BCE) The Achaemenid empire was the largest empire in the world in the 5th-4th centuries BCE, encompassing numerous polities and cultural...