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February 2020

Creating the Cult of a Goddess: Politics and Religion at Mari in the Old Babylonian Period

February 27 @ 1:45 pm - 3:15 pm
Fowler A222, 308 Charles E Young Dr N
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States
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Traces of ancient Mesopotamian religion have been discovered by archaeologists working across the modern Middle East—temples and other religious structures, worn by time; small fragments of once-opulent cult statues and temple furnishings; clay tablets inscribed with stories of and hymns to the gods; and mundane records of administrators, concerned with tracking the many cults that could inhabit a single city. While the Assyriologist A. Leo Oppenheim cautioned that these remains were capable of revealing “only a dim reflection” of Mesopotamian…

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April 2020

Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Christian Sahner

April 22 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce 306,

The Pourdavoud Center will host Dr. Christian Sahner (University of Oxford) on April 22, 2020 as part of the Lecture Series.  Please click here to RSVP. From Kings to Subjects: Zoroastrian Law and the Spread of Islam in Iranian Society This lecture will explore the transition from Sasanian to Islamic rule in Iran through several important Zoroastrian legal texts, consisting of questions and answers to high-ranking priests. They contain a wellspring of information about the social history of Zoroastrianism under…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Roxanne Varzi

April 26 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
121 Dodd Hall, 390 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Please join the UCLA Iranian Studies Program for a screening of Roxanne Varzi's documentary, Tehran Tourist, on April 26, 2020 in Dodd Hall 121.  Dr. Varzi will be present at the screening and participate in a Q&A following the film.  The documentary is in Persian with English subtitles and the Q&A will be in Persian.

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May 2020

Bilingual Lecture Series: Claudia Yaghoobi

May 18 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
10383 Bunche Hall, 11282 Portola Plaza
Los Angeles , CA 90095 United States
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Claudia Yaghoobi will present her research in Bunche Hall 10383 at 2:00pm on May 18, 2020.  Her lecture will be in English.

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