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January 2019

Prestige among the Baloch: “Monopolization” of Historical Events in Inter-Tribal Relations in Sarhadd (Iranian Balochistan)

January 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The Sarhadd region is unique in Iranian Balochistan because of the “tribal” Baloches’ still functioning but gradually fading traditional social structures and relations. Prestige, authority, and honor have always been essential to Balochi “tribal” identity, particularly in Sarhadd where the “tribes” position themselves as the “true” heirs and guarantors of Balochi culture and traditions. Alongside the mayar – the behavioral code of honor, certain “implements” exist for constructing and maintaining inter-tribal relations. This presentation examines one such “implement,” monopolization of historical events,…

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UCLA Bilingual Lecture Series with Dr. Reza Bavafa

January 14 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join the UCLA Iranian Studies Outreach Program for their Bilingual Lecture Series.  Dr. Reza Bavafa will present his research in Bunche Hall 10383 on January 14, 2019 at 2:00pm.  This lecture will be in English.  Please see the attached flyer for details.   Back to the Future The Return of U.S. Economic Sanctions and Iran’s Response   President Trump’s unilateral scrapping of the 2015 Iran Nuclear Deal, officially known as the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), opens a…

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UCLA Bilingual Lecture Series with Dr. Reza Bavafa

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

Please join the UCLA Iranian Studies Outreach Program for their Bilingual Lecture Series.  Dr. Reza Bavafa will present his research in Dodd Hall 121 on January 13, 2019 at 4:00pm.  This lecture will be in Persian.  Please see the attached flyer for details.  Self-pay parking Lot 2 is recommended.   برگشت به آینده: بازگشت تحریم های اقتصادی آمریکا علیه ایران و عکس العمل ایران   Back to the Future The Return of U.S. Economic Sanctions and Iran’s Response   President…

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December 2018

UCLA Bilingual Lecture Series with Dr. Ali Kiafar

December 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

  Please join the UCLA Iranian Studies Outreach Program for their Bilingual Lecture Series.  Dr. Ali Kiafar will present his research in Dodd Hall 121 on December 9, 2018 at 4:00pm.  This lecture will be in Persian.  Please see the attached flyer for details.  Self-pay parking for $12 in Lot 2 is recommended.   مدرنیت ایرانی  و تحول در شهرها و معماری طی یک قرن تجربه Iranian Modernity and  the Transformation of Cities, City Planning, and Architecture A Century of…

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November 2018

UCLA Bilingual Lecture Series with Dr. Afshin Matin-Asgari

November 25, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Dr. Afshin Matin-Asgari will present his research in Dodd Hall 121 on November 25, 2018 at 4:00pm.

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Ehsan Yarshater: A Homage

November 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Please join the Pourdavoud Center in celebrating the life and scholarly contributions of Professor Eshan Yarshater (1920-2018), the Hagop Kevorkian Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Columbia University. Professor Yarshater’s prolific career has had a global impact. At UCLA, he is remembered with the endowed Yarshater Biennial Lecture Series, and at Columbia University, his memory is celebrated with the recently established Eshan Yarshater Center for Iranian Studies. The commemoration will commence with introductions by M. Rahim Shayegan (University of California,…

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Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Mark Garrison

November 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Please join the Pourdavoud Center for the first talk of our 2018-2019 Lecture Series, featuring the research of Dr. Mark Garrison of Trinity University. Deities and Ritual at Persepolis: The Evidence from the Persepolis Fortification and Treasury Archives The texts and seals preserved as impressions from two large archives of administrative tablets at Persepolis reveal remarkable rich and varied evidence for religion and religious ritual at and near Persepolis in the reign of Darius I (522-486 BC). The archives are…

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October 2018

Pourdavoud Center Fall Welcome Reception

October 9, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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 growth of the Center’s philosophy, programs, fellowships, and grants. Light refreshments will be served. The event will be held on the terrace of Royce 306.…

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June 2018

“Untaken Paths”- Film Screening and Discussion

June 10, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Film Screening of Untaken Paths (2017, 106 min, English subtitles) from director Tahmieh Milani will be followed by a panel discussion. About the Film: Legendary feminist filmmaker Tahmineh Milani is no stranger to stories of women’s marital struggles. Untaken Paths, her fourteenth feature, tells the story of a young woman in love who marries against the wishes of her family. She is challenged when her nascent marriage is thrown into trouble because of the couple’s roots in different social strata. The…

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May 2018

Is There a Persian Literary History? Twentieth-century Journals and the Formation of Literary Criticism

May 20, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aria Fani (UC Berkeley) This talk will consider the role of early twentieth-century Persian-language journals in institutionalizing what we know as Persian literary history today in Iran and Afghanistan. The focus of the talk will be Mohammad Taqi Bahar’s journal Daneshkadeh, and in particular ‘Abbas Eqbal-Ashtiyani’s series titled “Tarikh-e adabi” (Literary history, 1918-1919). Once we investigate the ways in which literary journals have helped to forge and institutionalize Persian literary history, they will emerge not just as a byproduct of…

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