Humanities

UCLA College Magazine Featured Story: Charting a Course for Islamic Studies at UCLA

Published: July 19, 2022

As part of outreach efforts, Professor Sayeed and the [Islamic Studies] program have partnered with Amy Landau, director of education and interpretation at the Fowler Museum, to launch the new Community Bridges Residency, where civic leaders engaged with the Muslim community can connect with UCLA students and faculty, and benefit from research resources. As part…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Nahid Pirnazar

Published: June 5, 2022

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…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: The Performance of Female Masculinity in Lalehzari Music

Published: May 16, 2022

The Performance of Female Masculinity in Lalehzari Music The Arabic-infused Iranian popular musical genre, Lalehzari (or Kucheh-Bazari), was well liked amongst Iran’s underclass in the last few decades before the 1979 Revolution. In the sixties and seventies, the taste for Lalehzari music clearly indicated a lower social class and was associated by mainstream culture with…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: اجراگری مردانگی توسط زنان هنرمند در موسیقی لاله‌زاری

Published: May 15, 2022

اجراگری مردانگی توسط زنان هنرمند در موسیقی لاله‌زاری The Arabic-infused Iranian popular musical genre, Lalehzari (or Kucheh-Bazari), was well liked amongst Iran’s underclass in the last few decades before the 1979 Revolution. In the sixties and seventies, the taste for Lalehzari music clearly indicated a lower social class and was associated by mainstream culture with…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Fatemeh Shams

Published: May 1, 2022

تنش شعر و قدرت در ایران ِ پس از انقلاب The Tension Between Poetry and Power in Post-Revolutionary Iran شعر و شاعران چه نقشی در پیروزی انقلاب ۵۷ و به مسند نشاندن حاکمان جمهوری اسلامی داشتند؟ چرا حاکمان جمهوری اسلامی به شعر اهمیت می‌دهند؟‌ شاعران حکومتی چه کسانی هستند و چگونه به عرصه شعر بعد…

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Iran Unglazed: Local, National, and Global Histories of Persian Tilework

Published: April 27, 2022

Wednesday, April 27, 2022 at 11:00am Pacific Time via Zoom Registration Required This talk examines the many ways in which Persian tilework has been packaged and interpreted between the field, museum, and photograph. At stake is a balancing act between prevailing narratives of world heritage and local and national histories, as well as the reconciliation…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Latest Developments in Afghanistan and Implications for Iran

Published: April 10, 2022

Latest Developments in Afghanistan and Implications for Iran: A Panel Discussion   Ahmad Nader Nadery Former Chair of Independent Civil Service Commission in Kabul, and Member of the Peace Negotiation Team for Afghanistan The Taliban’s Return to Power and Its Implications for Afghanistan and Iran   Homeira Qaderi Afghan Writer and Women’s Rights Activist, and Radcliffe…

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Iranian Studies: Āvānegār Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Published: April 8, 2022

Āvānegār, a collaborative documentary narrated by Dr. Mohsen Mohammadi (Director of Indo-Persian Music at UCLA) explores the history of transcription of Iranian music, based on decades of research in various archives in Iran, Europe, and the United States. Rare historical documents and sources are presented in the film, and several historical notations of Iranian music…

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Bilingual Lecture Series: Shaul Bakhash

Published: April 4, 2022

Book Talk with Shaul Bakhash: The Fall of Reza Shah Monday, April 4, 2022 at 3:00pm Pacific Time via Zoom Lecture in English Registration Required https://ucla.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tvfAF2NiT8qu6vUxlBoFzA

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