Co-Sponsorship: Global Antiquity (Re)envisioning Ancient Worlds

Royce 306

A Forum for Exchanges on Ancient Studies at UCLA December 5–6, 2023 | Royce Hall 306 Global Antiquity is convening a workshop titled (Re)envisioning Ancient Worlds. This event, held at UCLA over two days, December 5–6, 2023, will include invited speakers from the University of California and the greater Los Angeles area whose research focuses on...

Pourdavoud Lecture Series: Neville McFerrin

Royce 306

An Entangled Empire:  Dress, Reciprocal Construction, and the Experience of Kingship at Persepolis In reliefs across Persepolis, the Achaemenid administrative center, depictions of mediated bodies offer insight into an imperial ideology that generates inclusion through categorical and material slippages.  The crown of the king parallels the crenellations of the architecture that surround him even as...

Pourdavoud Lecture Series: Elspeth Dusinberre

Royce 306

The Collapse of Empire: Gordion’s Transition from the Achaemenid to the Hellenistic World This talk will highlight the huge changes that characterized Gordion’s transition from the Achaemenid to the Hellenistic periods. Gordion, ancient capital of Phrygia, was a large and thriving city of secondary importance during the period of the Achaemenid Persian empire (ca 550–333...