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July 2021

22nd St. Shenouda-UCLA Conference of Coptic Studies

July 16 - July 17
Online,

UCLA is proud to announce the 22nd St. Shenouda-UCLA Conference of Coptic Studies.   Please visit http://www.stshenouda.org/22conferencereg2021 to view all conference information.   Click here to RSVP at Coptic Studies Conference website 

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June 2021

The Burials of the 25th Dynasty and Napatan Kings

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Online,

The Royal tombs at Kurru and Nuri belonging to the pharaohs of the 25th Dynasty and their Napatan successors exhibit remarkable similarities to the royal tombs Tanis and other Egyptian burial practices. This presentation will explore this convergence and what were the motivations behind them. Peter Lacovara (B.A. 1976, Boston University; Ph.D. 1993 The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago) is Director of The Ancient Egyptian Archaeology and Heritage Fund. He was Senior Curator of Ancient Egyptian, Nubian, and…

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May 2021

Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Almut Hintze

May 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

The Yasna Ritual in Performance Up to the present day Zoroastrian priests perform a millennia old ritual, the Yasna, in which the recitation of ancient Avestan texts accompanies the performance of ritual actions. Using new visual source material of images and film clips, this lecture discusses the performance of the Yasna and its significance for the Zoroastrian tradition. About the Speaker Almut Hintze studied Indo-European philology at the Universities of Heidelberg and Oxford and earned her PhD in Indo-Iranian Studies…

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Engaging Lived Religion: Muslim Communities in LA

May 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm
Online,

Join the Fowler for a moderated panel discussion featuring three local community leaders: Marta Khadija Felicitas Galedary, Edina Lekovic, and Imam Jihad Saafir. This panel will reveal the histories of Black and Latino Muslims in Los Angeles, and their interactions with Muslims of other backgrounds in the city. It will also highlight the leadership of Muslim women within these groups. The testimonies of the panelists will shed light on intersections of Islamic belief, race, and gender in Southern California; and…

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Pourdavoud Center Workshop: Udjahorresnet’s Egypt

May 7 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Udjahorresnet’s Egypt: The Crossroads of Conquest and Identity under Achaemenid Rule The concept for this workshop was inspired by the open access volume, Udjahorresnet and His World (JAEI 26, 2020), which contextualizes the life of Udjahorresnet, an elite politician and chief physician of Egypt’s 26th and 27th Dynasties in the 6th century BCE.  His career spanned the end of the Egyptian Saite period and the beginning of Achaemenid Persian dominion in Egypt, and his (auto)biographical inscriptions suggest he played a…

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March 2021

Pahlavi Workshop: Pahlavi Iran and Global History

March 19 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Pahlavi Iran and Global History   To download the full program of events, click here.   This final panel of the Iranian Studies workshop, “History and Historiography of Pahlavi Iran, 1921-1979: A Workshop” will feature the research of: Roham Alvandi Associate Professor of International History, London School of Economics and Political Science Paper: Bringing Down the Shah: Human Rights Activism and Late Pahlavi Iran   Rasmus Elling Associate Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen Paper: City,…

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Pahlavi Workshop: Pahlavi Foreign Relations

March 9 @ 10:00 am - 12:30 pm

Pahlavi Foreign Relations   To download the full program of events, click here.   This third panel of the Iranian Studies workshop, “History and Historiography of Pahlavi Iran, 1921-1979: A Workshop” will feature the research of: Gregory Brew Fellow, Center for Presidential History, Southern Methodist University Paper: The Birth of the Pahlavi Petro-State: Oil Companies, American NGOs, and Dual Integration of Iranian Oil, 1941-1965   William Figueroa University of Pennsylvania Paper: China and the Pahlavis, 1921-1979   Chelsi Mueller Research…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Nazanin Shahrokni

March 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Book Talk - Women in Place: The Politics of Gender Segregation in Iran (University of California Press, 2020) by Nazanin Shahrokni To register and receive the Zoom webinar information, please click here. This lecture will be in English.

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Nazanin Shahrokni

March 7 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Book Talk - Women in Place: The Politics of Gender Segregation in Iran (University of California Press, 2020) by Nazanin Shahrokni To register and receive the Zoom webinar information, please click here. This lecture will be in Persian.

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NELC Undergraduate Social

March 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Zoom,

Join us to meet other students in the majors and minors, as well as current faculty. Win prizes for NELC trivia! RSVP below to receive access information:        

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