Pourdavoud Lecture Series: Hilmar Klinkott

Royce 306

Consolidation of Law, Legal Order, and the Question of Constitutionalizing Processes in the Achaemenid Empire The Old Persian inscriptions of Darius I deal with a range of legal, particularly constitutional questions. The famous grave inscription from Naqsh-i Rustam (DNb) constitutes the conceptional center of a thematical text corpus, exemplified in specific details and different legal...

Pourdavoud Lecture Series: Robert Rollinger

Royce 306

The “Persian Wars”: An Alternative Perspective? The “Persian Wars” are still regarded by many scholars and the interested general public as one of the major events in western history. The instructive and captivating narrative of Herodotus’ Histories became a pillar of Greek historical consciousness which, after some breaks, was transformed into a western European culture...

Philip Grant – Iranian Studies Translation Workshop 2

365 Kaplan Hall

This event is being hosted by Iranian Studies for all interested UCLA students and faculty. A Ghazal by Hafez Hafez of Shiraz, the lesān-al-ḡayb, “tongue of the unseen,” is today probably the most beloved of poets among Persian-speakers the world over, and his ghazals are not simply read, or even recited, as English poetry is,...

Pourdavoud Lecture Series: Wu Xin

Royce 306

Regal Metamorphosis: A Transcultural Journey of the Achaemenid Royal Women to the East Xiwangmu, also known as the Queen of the West, is a significant deity in ancient Chinese mythology, revered initially as the protector of departed souls. Her representation emerged during the late Western Han period around the 1st century BCE. Scholars have drawn...

Bilingual Lecture Series: Heroes to Hostages: US—Iran Diplomacy through Race Relations and Human Rights

قھرمان یا گروگان : تاریخ روابط آمریکا و ایران از دیدگاه مسائل نژادی و اجتماعی Heroes to Hostages: US—Iran Diplomacy through Race Relations and Human Rights Sunday, May 19, 2024 I 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM Zoom Registration: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aieHlTjSSJa2-tL__Bf22g This presentation appraises US-Iranian diplomacy through race relations and human rights. Intellectuals of the post-Mosaddeq era...

Bilingual Lecture Series: Heroes to Hostages: US—Iran Diplomacy through Race Relations and Human Rights

Heroes to Hostages: US—Iran Diplomacy through Race Relations and Human Rights Monday, May 20, 2024 I 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM Zoom Registration: https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QUtvGrfQTl2ZcaQhcdlJ1Q This presentation appraises US-Iranian diplomacy through race relations and human rights. Intellectuals of the post-Mosaddeq era gave voice to an anti-colonial rhetoric that burst wide open during the Islamic Revolution of...