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UCLA College Featured Story: Zoroastrian Studies Graduate Fellowship established at UCLA

Published: January 31, 2019

Thanks to a gift in 2018 from the Trust of Morvarid Guiv, the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies has been established in UCLA’s Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World. The fellowship will support graduate students studying the Zoroastrian religion, its ancient history, languages, and scriptures. To read the full story…

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Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Iranian Studies

Published: January 10, 2019

The Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, in conjunction with the Program of Iranian Studies, at UCLA, invite applications for a postdoctoral position in the history and culture of modern Iran, effective July 1, 2019. The Program of Iranian Studies at UCLA, established in 1963, is the largest and most comprehensive doctoral programs of…

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Season’s Greetings

Published: December 20, 2018

At the close of another year, we would like to seize this moment and, on behalf of the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World at UCLA, extend our best wishes for a joyous holiday season. The Center continues to flourish with outstanding scholars working in residence, and stimulating academic programs planned for…

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The Pourdavoud Center to Honor Professor Ehsan Yarshater

Published: November 7, 2018

The Pourdavoud Center will host a memorial event to celebrate the life and scholarly contributions of Professor Eshan Yarshater (1920-2018), the Hagop Kevorkian Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Columbia University. Professor Yarshater’s prolific career has had a global impact. At UCLA, he is remembered with the endowed Yarshater Biennial Lecture Series, and at Columbia…

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The Pourdavoud Center Welcomes New Scholars

Published: September 28, 2018

The Pourdavoud Center is proud to announce the addition of two scholars: Dr. Ali Mousavi, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Iranian Archaeology in the Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, has been appointed a Pourdavoud Research Scholar.  In this capacity, Dr. Mousavi will conduct research for the Iranian Archaeology Research Gateway, a project designed to…

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2017-2018 Pourdavoud Center Videos Available

Published: September 10, 2018

Videos of lectures from the 2017-2018 academic year are now available for viewing on the Pourdavoud Center website.  Please click here to view these videos and additional media content in the gallery.  The videos featured include the Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series addresses by Margaret C. Miller, Miguel John Versluys, and Albert de Jong, and presentations…

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In Memoriam: Professor Ehsan Yarshater (1920-2018)

Published: September 4, 2018

It is with great sadness that the Pourdavoud Center shares the passing of Professor Ehsan Yarshater, the Hagop Kevorkian Professor Emeritus of Iranian Studies at Columbia University.  The faculty, staff, and affiliates of the Pourdavoud Center extend their deepest sympathy to Professor Yarsharter’s family, friends, colleagues, and students, who are all deeply affected by this…

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SOAS, University of London Creates Institute of Zoroastrian Studies with £5 Million Gift

Published: August 29, 2018

The School of Oriental and African Studies of the University of London has received a £5 million gift to create the SOAS Shapoorji Pallonji Institute of Zoroastrian Studies.  The institute, to be co-chaired by Dr Sarah Stewart, Lecturer in Zoroastrianism, and Professor Almut Hintze FBA, Zartoshty Brothers Professor of Zoroastrianism, will feature an endowment for the Shapoorji Pallonji Lectureship…

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