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May 2022

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

May 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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 debauchery, even criminality, and a lack of social consciousness. This project explores ways that the female Lalehzari performers rejected the features of conventional femininity imposed…

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

May 15 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

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 debauchery, even criminality, and a lack of social consciousness. This project explores ways that the female Lalehzari performers rejected the features of conventional femininity imposed…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Fatemeh Shams

May 1 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

تنش شعر و قدرت در ایران ِ پس از انقلاب The Tension Between Poetry and Power in Post-Revolutionary Iran شعر و شاعران چه نقشی در پیروزی انقلاب ۵۷ و به مسند نشاندن حاکمان جمهوری اسلامی داشتند؟ چرا حاکمان جمهوری اسلامی به شعر اهمیت می‌دهند؟‌ شاعران حکومتی چه کسانی هستند و چگونه به عرصه شعر بعد از انقلاب وارد شدند؟‌ آنها توسط چه کسانی حمایت می‌شوند و از چه می‌نویسند؟ چه ارتباطی میان شعر، زبان، استبداد، و خاطره جمعی وجود دارد؟…

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April 2022

Iran Unglazed: Local, National, and Global Histories of Persian Tilework

April 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:00am Pacific Time via Zoom Registration Required This talk examines the many ways in which Persian tilework has been packaged and interpreted between the field, museum, and photograph. At stake is a balancing act between prevailing narratives of world heritage and local and national histories, as well as the reconciliation of museum “objects” and their original architectural homes. Through this lecture, Dr. Overton highlights the circumstances that have informed the transformation and reception of Persian tiles over the…

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Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series – Empire and Borderlands at Interplay: A Structural Approach (First Millennium BCE – First Millennium CE)

April 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
314 Royce Hall,

The 2022 Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series Featuring Professor Robert Rollinger (University of Innsbruck) The Achaemenid Persian World Empire The series of lectures offers a novel and fresh perspective on one of the largest and most successful empires in world history, namely, the Achaemenid Persian World Empire (sixth to fourth century BCE), the central power of a (proto-)globalized world, and the driving force behind many cultural developments, whose manifold repercussions we may observe from Gibraltar to the Taklamakan Desert, from…

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Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series – Space and Universality: The Long Life of the Achaemenid Mental Map in Antiquity and Beyond (Sixth Century BCE – Sixth Century CE)

April 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
314 Royce Hall,

The 2022 Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series Featuring Professor Robert Rollinger (University of Innsbruck) The Achaemenid Persian World Empire The series of lectures offers a novel and fresh perspective on one of the largest and most successful empires in world history, namely, the Achaemenid Persian World Empire (sixth to fourth century BCE), the central power of a (proto-)globalized world, and the driving force behind many cultural developments, whose manifold repercussions we may observe from Gibraltar to the Taklamakan Desert, from…

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Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series – Whither the Achaemenid Empire? Towards a New Connected History of Afro-Eurasia in Antiquity

April 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
314 Royce Hall,

The 2022 Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series Featuring Professor Robert Rollinger (University of Innsbruck) The Achaemenid Persian World Empire The series of lectures offers a novel and fresh perspective on one of the largest and most successful empires in world history, namely, the Achaemenid Persian World Empire (sixth to fourth century BCE), the central power of a (proto-)globalized world, and the driving force behind many cultural developments, whose manifold repercussions we may observe from Gibraltar to the Taklamakan Desert, from…

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Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series – An Afro-Eurasian “Hyperpower” and Its Ancient Near Eastern Roots (First Millennium BCE)

April 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
314 Royce Hall,

The 2022 Biennial Ehsan Yarshater Lecture Series Featuring Professor Robert Rollinger (University of Innsbruck)   The Achaemenid Persian World Empire The series of lectures offers a novel and fresh perspective on one of the largest and most successful empires in world history, namely, the Achaemenid Persian World Empire (sixth to fourth century BCE), the central power of a (proto-)globalized world, and the driving force behind many cultural developments, whose manifold repercussions we may observe from Gibraltar to the Taklamakan Desert,…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Latest Developments in Afghanistan and Implications for Iran

April 10 @ 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

Latest Developments in Afghanistan and Implications for Iran: A Panel Discussion   Ahmad Nader Nadery Former Chair of Independent Civil Service Commission in Kabul, and Member of the Peace Negotiation Team for Afghanistan The Taliban’s Return to Power and Its Implications for Afghanistan and Iran   Homeira Qaderi Afghan Writer and Women’s Rights Activist, and Radcliffe Fellow at Harvard University How Women in Afghanistan have Strived for Their Rights Farah Karimi Head of the Dutch Parliamentary Delegation to the OSCE PA…

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Iranian Studies: Āvānegār Film Screening and Panel Discussion

April 8 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Āvānegār, a collaborative documentary narrated by Dr. Mohsen Mohammadi (Director of Indo-Persian Music at UCLA) explores the history of transcription of Iranian music, based on decades of research in various archives in Iran, Europe, and the United States. Rare historical documents and sources are presented in the film, and several historical notations of Iranian music are performed. Exclusively for the film, Dr. Reza Vali (Professor of Composition at Carnegie Mellon University) arranged a five-movement piece that is performed by an…

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