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February 2020

Pourdavoud Center: 14th Melammu Symposium

February 18 - February 20
314 Royce Hall,

“Contextualizing Iranian Religions in the Ancient World” Please click here to view the full symposium schedule. The 14th Melammu Symposium: Contextualizing Iranian Religions in the Ancient World The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World is convening the 14th Melammu Symposium at UCLA. The international three-day symposium held at Royce Hall will explore Iranian religions in light of ancient Near Eastern traditions and precedents. It hosts scholars whose work pertain to the interchange of ideas and practices between…

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Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Gil Stein

February 12 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA) 90095
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Please join the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World for a lecture by Professor Gil Stein. Achaemenids or Persians?  Burials, Material Culture, and Imperial Identities in the Euphrates Valley (5th-4th centuries BCE) The Achaemenid empire was the largest empire in the world in the 5th-4th centuries BCE, encompassing numerous polities and cultural groups within its 20 satrapies. To rule this enormous empire, the Persian elites had to gain the active support of the people they governed to…

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January 2020

Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Everett Wheeler

January 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA) 90095
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Dr. Everett Wheeler of Duke University will present his research on "Parthians in the Roman Army" for the Pourdavoud Center on January 15, 2020. Parthians in the Roman Army The open frontier along the Euphrates River between the Roman and Parthian empires by no means marked a cultural divide. From the time of Pompey on, both powers availed themselves of forces from local dynasts and mercenaries. Parthian dynastic strife produced exiles and refugees, some of which migrated into Roman territory…

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October 2019

2019 Pourdavoud Center Fall Welcome Reception

October 9, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce 306,

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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September 2019

Applying for Jobs and Life After the Dissertation

September 26, 2019 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Kaplan Hall 365,

Join NELC faculty Dr. Cate Bonesho, Dr. Kara Cooney, and Dr. Bill Schniedewind for a workshop and discussion of applying for jobs and life after the dissertation.   Event Flyer RSVP Below:  

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May 2019

Ancient Iran and the Classical World

May 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA) 90095
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You are invited to attend: Ancient Iran and the Classical World A two-day international symposium jointly hosted by the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World at UCLA and the Getty Research Institute   Wednesday, May 29th – 306 Royce Hall, UCLA Thursday, May 30, 2019 – Getty Villa, VN 113-114   Click here to download the full symposium program. Please RSVP to Marissa Stevens at stevensma@humnet.ucla.edu

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Book Talk by Nile Green: The Persianate World

May 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Royce Hall 314, 340 Royce Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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Copies of the book will be available for sale from the ASUCLA Bookstore at this event. To RSVP, please click here.

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Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Dr. Antigoni Zournatzi

May 13, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce 306,

Mapping Ancient Cultural Encounters: Greeks in Iran ca. 550 BC – ca. AD 650: Aims, Prospects, and Case Studies Greco-Iranian cultural interactions within the territory of the modern state of Iran are attested since the Achaemenid period, although they considerably intensify during the Alexandrine and Seleucid eras. A thorough investigation of these cultural exchanges necessitates our reliance on extant archaeological data – a corpus that is highly fragmentary and uneven, and which has yet to be systematically assembled and assessed.…

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April 2019

Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Pollet Samvelian

April 25, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce 306,

Word Order Variation and Change in the Languages of Western Asia Western Asia is an area of linguistic diversity and longstanding contact between languages of different families (Indo-European, Semitic, Turkic, Caucasian). Research on language contact globally has revealed that shared structural features can emerge among unrelated languages in geographically delimited areas via contact between speakers. This inescapably leads to growing differences between languages initially considered typologically similar. Yet, not all linguistic changes are induced by contact; instead, some are internally…

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Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Jason Schlude

April 17, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Royce Hall Room 306, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA) 90095
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Motivations in the Ancient Middle East: Rome, Parthia, and Realpolitik The Roman and Parthian Empires enjoyed no shortage of wars. From the 50s BCE through the 200s CE, they frequently clashed. Why? The dominant explanation is realpolitik. In the zero-sum game of international relations, each state, out for its own interests, sought the aggressive expansion of its empire and the external security that would bring. Insofar as this is true, we need only one theory to explain the whole Roman-Parthian…

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