The World of Ancient Iran and the West

314 Royce Hall

An International Symposium Convened by M. Rahim Shayegan (University of California, Los Angeles) and  Jeffrey Spier (J. Paul Getty Museum) May 19–20, 2022 | 314 Royce Hall Morning Refreshments: 8:00 am Symposium Begins: 9:00 am The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World and the J. Paul Getty Museum are convening for a...

Becoming a Titan: Hermann Grapow’s Position in Egyptology and National Socialist Initiatives for the Humanities, 1938–45

365 Kaplan Hall

This lecture will be a case study of the academic and political roles of one of the most prominent German Egyptologists of the 20th century during the second part of the Nazi period: Hermann Grapow (1885–1967). Grapow, Professor of Egyptology at the University of Berlin and a senior administrator of the university and the Prussian...

Love, Service, and the State: An analysis of communication and persuasion in Old Kingdom Egyptian letters and decrees

348 Kaplan Hall

This research explores how self-perception and royal ideology shaped and legitimized the ethics of community behavior and hierarchical interaction at the end of the Egyptian Old Kingdom (ca. 2700-2200 BCE). First, my analysis of politeness in private letters determines the ancient Egyptian behavioral expectations around inferiors, superiors, and equals. Subsequently, I investigate how the pharaoh’s...

Bilingual Lecture Series: Nahid Pirnazar

Judeo Persian Writings an original comprehensive collection published in 2021 gives parallel examples in Judeo Persian and Perso Arabic script and their translations into English Most Judeo Persian documents not only reflect the twenty seven centuries of Jewish life in Iran, but they are also a testament to their intellectual, cultural, and socioeconomic conditions The...

NELC Welcome Reception Fall 2022

Royce Hall Room 306 10745 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA (CALIFORNIA)

Please join us for a fall reception at Royce Hall to commemorate the past and celebrate the upcoming academic year in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures. The event will be held on the balcony of Royce 306. Self-pay parking is available in UCLA lots 2, 3, 4, and 5. Please view the UCLA...

Pourdavoud Center Fall Reception 2022

Royce 306

Pourdavoud Center Fall 2022 Welcome Reception Friday, October 7, 2022 4:00 – 6:00 pm Royce Hall 306 Registration Required   The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World invites you to join us for a fall reception. In the company of our supporters, colleagues, academic affiliates, students, and esteemed guests, we shall be...

#WomenLifeFreedom: The Iranian Protest Movement

Online Via Zoom

Sponsored by The UCLA Center for Middle East Development Co- Sponsored by The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures The UCLA Program of Iranian Studies Some refer to it as Iran's fourth revolution, others question whether it is motivated by Islamophobia, and Western leaders and media remain largely silent. Though the current wave of...

Iran: What Next as the Revolution Continues?

  The UCLA Center for Middle East Development Presents   Iran: What Next as the Revolution Continues?   A conversation with expert analysts from Europe, the U.A.E., and the U.S.   ­­­ Monday, November 28 10:00 AM Pacific Time Zoom Webinar Registration is required to obtain access details   Iran’s so called fourth revolution, led...