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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Pourdavoud Center sponsors a workshop as part of the Rencontre Assyriologique and the Melammu Symposia in Innsbruck, Austria

Published: July 25, 2018

The Pourdavoud Center sponsored a workshop on “Ancient Iran and the Heritage of Ancient Near East” as part of the Rencontre Assyriologique and the Melammu Symposia in Innsbruck, Austria from July 16 to July 20. Among the participants are: Maria Macuch (Univerisity of Toronto); Dan Beckman (Princeton University); Rolf Strootman (University of Utrecht); Jake Nabel (Getty Villa);…

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Adjunct Assistant Professor in Iranian Studies

Published: June 26, 2018

The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World and the Department of Near Eastern Languages & Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles announce a search for an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Iranian Studies, effective July 1, 2018. Applications are invited from scholars with research and teaching interests in the archaeology of…

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Workshop- Classical World in Context: Persia Hellenistic, Persianistic, Greco-Persian

Published: February 9, 2018

On behalf of the Getty Research Institute, you are invited to attend an afternoon dedicated to Classical World in Context: Persia Hellenistic, Persianistic, Greco-Persian on Thursday, February 15, 2018, 2pm-4:30pm, at the Getty Villa North Campus: VN113/114. Beyond “Greco-Persian”: Artistic Processes in the Eastern Mediterranean Alessandro Poggio, Villa Scholar Hellenism and Persianism in the East: Culture…

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The Classical World in Context: Persia (Getty Villa) 2018/2019

Published: September 8, 2017

For a second year, the 2018/2019 term of the Getty Scholars Program at the Villa will address the political, intellectual, religious, and artistic relations between Persia, Greece, and Rome from the ninth century BC to AD 651. The Greeks viewed the Persian Empire, which reached from the borders of Greece to India, as a vastly…

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