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February 2019

Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Margaret Root

February 27 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World announces the lecture of Dr. Margaret Root as part of the 2018-2019 Lecture Series.  Dr. Root is Professor and Curator Emerita of Near Eastern and Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a 2018-2019 Getty Scholar. Kingship for a New World: Achaemenid Art and its Global Resonances The official court art of the Achaemenid Persian empire, as realized canonically in the reign of Darius I…

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March 2019

UCLA Bilingual Lecture Series with Dr. Afshin Matin-Asgari

March 4 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join UCLA Iranian Studies for Dr. Afshin Matin-Asgari’s second lecture of the 2018-2019 academic year. He will present research from his latest book on March 4, 2019 in Kaplan Hall 365 (former Humanities Building) at 4:00pm. Both East and West: A Commentary on the History of Modernity in Iran Since the Iranian Revolution of 1979, many observers of Iran have viewed a country torn between Eastern history and ‘Western’ modernity.  This divide between religion and secularity has couched the…

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Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Stefan Hauser

March 13 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Stefan Hauser will present his research as part of the Pourdavoud Center 2018-2019 Lecture Series. Dr. Hauser is Professor of Archaeology and Ancient Mediterranean Culture at the Universität Konstanz, Germany. He is also a Getty Scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year. To RSVP, please click here.   Charax Spasinou Research on the Capital of Mesene and the Arsacid Center of Trade The city of Charax Spasinou was a major trading center of the Arsacid Empire. Located near the head…

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