Bilingual Lecture Series: اجراگری مردانگی توسط زنان هنرمند در موسیقی لاله‌زاری

اجراگری مردانگی توسط زنان هنرمند در موسیقی لاله‌زاری The Arabic-infused Iranian popular musical genre, Lalehzari (or Kucheh-Bazari), was well liked amongst Iran’s underclass in the last few decades before the 1979 Revolution. In the sixties and seventies, the taste for Lalehzari music clearly indicated a lower social class and was associated by mainstream culture with...

Bilingual Lecture Series: The Performance of Female Masculinity in Lalehzari Music

The Performance of Female Masculinity in Lalehzari Music The Arabic-infused Iranian popular musical genre, Lalehzari (or Kucheh-Bazari), was well liked amongst Iran’s underclass in the last few decades before the 1979 Revolution. In the sixties and seventies, the taste for Lalehzari music clearly indicated a lower social class and was associated by mainstream culture with...

The World of Ancient Iran and the West

314 Royce Hall

An International Symposium Convened by M. Rahim Shayegan (University of California, Los Angeles) and  Jeffrey Spier (J. Paul Getty Museum) May 19–20, 2022 | 314 Royce Hall Morning Refreshments: 8:00 am Symposium Begins: 9:00 am The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World and the J. Paul Getty Museum are convening for a...

Bilingual Lecture Series: Nahid Pirnazar

Judeo Persian Writings an original comprehensive collection published in 2021 gives parallel examples in Judeo Persian and Perso Arabic script and their translations into English Most Judeo Persian documents not only reflect the twenty seven centuries of Jewish life in Iran, but they are also a testament to their intellectual, cultural, and socioeconomic conditions The...

Pourdavoud Center Fall Reception 2022

Royce 306

Pourdavoud Center Fall 2022 Welcome Reception Friday, October 7, 2022 4:00 – 6:00 pm Royce Hall 306 Registration Required   The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World invites you to join us for a fall reception. In the company of our supporters, colleagues, academic affiliates, students, and esteemed guests, we shall be...

Bilingual Lecture Series: Saeed Paivandi

The Results of Four Decades of Authoritarian Islamization of Education in Iran Saeed Paivandi Sunday, January 8, 2023 at 11:30am Pacific Time via Zoom Discussion in Persian Registration Required https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_B0zjlJHmRb-c38OxE0BdcQ

Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Arash Zeini

The Birth of the Abestāg from the Spirit of Philology Scholars have often discussed Zoroastrianism as an ancient Iranian religion that reaches back thousands of years into the middle of the second millennium BCE. For a long time, the idea of monolithic continuity has dominated the scholarly discourse in the study of this religion. While...

Bilingual Lecture Series: Nadereh Chamlou and Mansoureh Shojaee

Sunday, January 22, 2023 at 11:30am Pacific Time via Zoom Discussion in Persian Registration Required https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5o6mHEqFSlShMNVQQiHgXA   What Drives Iran’s Population Rejuvenation Policy? by Nadereh Chamlou and One Century and Two Uprisings toward the Women’s Liberation Movement by Mansoureh Shojaee