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February 2021

Pahlavi Workshop: Roundtable on the 100th Anniversary of the 1921 Coup and Reflections on the Reza Pahlavi Period

February 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Roundtable on the 100th Anniversary of the 1921 Coup and Reflections on the Reza Pahlavi Period The first panel of the Iranian Studies workshop, "History and Historiography of Pahlavi Iran, 1921-1979: A Workshop" will feature a round table discussion centered on the 100th anniversary of the coup that initiated the Reza Pahlavi Period in Iran. This panel will be chaired by workshop organizer Dr. Robert Steele, the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Post-Doctoral Fellow in Iranian Studies at UCLA.   To…

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Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Carlo G. Cereti

February 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Narseh’s Diadem: Religion, Royalty, and Power under the Early Sasanians This talk focuses on the Sasanian king Narseh (293-302 CE), who celebrated his accession to the throne through the bilingual inscription (Middle Persian and Parthian) and commemorative monument built in Paikuli, the site currently studied by the archaeological mission of Sapienza-University of Rome: The Italian Archaeological Mission to Iraqi Kurdistan (MAIKI – Missione Archeologica Italiana nel Kurdistan Iracheno). The mission’s work in Paikuli focuses on the reconstruction and preservation of…

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Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Nikolaus Overtoom

February 3 @ 4:00 pm

Reconsidering the Emergence of the Parthian State: The Crisis of the 240s-230s BCE in the Hellenistic Middle East Nikolaus Overtoom’s study of the rise of the Parthian Empire, Reign of Arrows: The Rise of the Parthian Empire in the Hellenistic Middle East, brings a new perspective to this important development in the history of the Hellenistic Middle East. By emphasizing the changing international-systems elements that led to the expansion of the Arsacid kings, Overtoom allows scholars to develop a more…

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From Lor Girl to May Lady: Music, Sound, and Constructions of Womanhood in Iranian Cinema

February 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Lecture by Laudan Nooshin, Professor of Music at City, University of London Wednesday, February 3, 2021 1:00 PM (Pacific Time) Part of the Nazir Ali Jairazbhoy Colloquium Series, this event is sponsored by The UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music Department of Ethnomusicology, the UCLA Program of Iranian Studies, and the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies, with support from the Dean of the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music. Sponsor(s): Center for Near Eastern Studies, Herb Alpert School of…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Panel on Development

February 1 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

“Socio-Economic Development Strategies and Challenges in Iran,” a panel discussion featuring Azam Khatam (York University), Kaveh Ehsani (DePaul University), and Kevan Harris (UCLA) will take place via Zoom on Monday, February 1 at 3:00pm Pacific.  Please click on the link below to register for this Bilingual Lecture Series event. https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lB7hy0biSWSx61ssFf5jVg

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January 2021

Book launch: Domenico Ingenito’s Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry (Brill, 2020)

January 27 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

A conversation with Paul Losensky (Indiana University) and Jane Mikkelson (University of Virginia) Wednesday, January 27, 2021 10:00 AM (Pacific Time) To RSVP, please click here.   Beholding Beauty: Saʿdi of Shiraz and the Aesthetics of Desire in Medieval Persian Poetry explores the relationship between sexuality, politics, and spirituality in the lyrics of Saʿdi Shirazi (d. 1292 CE), one of the most revered masters of classical Persian literature. Relying on a variety of sources, including unstudied manuscripts, Domenico Ingenito presents…

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Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Jason Schlude

January 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Book Talk: Rome, Parthia, and the Politics of Peace This volume offers an informed survey of the problematic relationship between the ancient empires of Rome and Parthia from c. 96/95 BCE to 224 CE. Schlude explores the rhythms of this relationship and invites its readers to reconsider the past and our relationship with it. Some have looked to this confrontation to help explain the roots of the long-lived conflict between the West and the Middle East. It is a reading…

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Pourdavoud Center/Amuzegar Lecture Series: Afshin Marashi

January 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran This book talk will provide an overview of Exile and the Nation: The Parsi Community of India and the Making of Modern Iran (University of Texas Press, 2020). In the aftermath of the 7th century Islamic conquest of Iran, large numbers of Zoroastrians departed for India. Known as the Parsis, they slowly lost contact with their ancestral homeland until the 19th century, when stream-powered sea travel and the philanthropic…

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December 2020

Steadfast Imagining Session 5: Bidel in Modern Central Asia, South Asia, Afghanistan, Iran: The Geopolitics of Literary Legacy

December 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Session 5 of the multidisciplinary workshop series on Steadfast Imagining: Lyric Meditation, Islamic Philosophy, and Comparative Religion in the Works of Bidel of Delhi (d. 1720) Friday, December 18, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)   RSVP Here (Zoom registration) This is Session 5 of the multidisciplinary workshop, Steadfast Imagining: Lyric Meditation, Islamic Philosophy, and Comparative Religion in the Works of Bidel of Delhi (d.1720) organized and led by Prof. Domenico Ingenito (UCLA, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures) and…

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Steadfast Imagining Session 4: Worlds Together Shined: Bidel, Traherne, and Experiments in Comparison

December 11, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Session 4 of the multidisciplinary workshop series on Steadfast Imagining: Lyric Meditation, Islamic Philosophy, and Comparative Religion in the Works of Bidel of Delhi (d. 1720) Friday, December 11, 2020 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (Pacific Time)   RSVP Here (Zoom registration) This is Session 4 of the multidisciplinary workshop, Steadfast Imagining: Lyric Meditation, Islamic Philosophy, and Comparative Religion in the Works of Bidel of Delhi (d.1720) organized and led by Prof. Domenico Ingenito (UCLA, Near Eastern Languages and Cultures) and…

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