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Winter 2021 Virtual Events

Published: November 23, 2020

Due to the continued risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic, all Pourdavoud Center events for Winter Quarter 2021 will be hosted virtually via Zoom. Professionally edited videos of all lectures will continue to be hosted in the Pourdavoud Center Video Library, which will be updated regularly. Our Winter 2021 events include:   Pourdavoud Center Lecture…

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Fall 2020 Virtual Events

Published: October 6, 2020

Due to the continued risks posed by the coronavirus pandemic, all Pourdavoud Center events for Fall Quarter 2020 will be hosted virtually via Zoom.  Professionally edited videos of all lectures will continue to be hosted in the Pourdavoud Center Video Library, which will be updated regularly.  Our Fall 2020 events include: Pourdavoud Center Fall 2020…

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Video Library: Melammu Symposium Talks Available – Panel VI

Published: July 29, 2020

The final talks from the Fourteenth Melammu Symposium, “Contextualizing Iranian Religions in the Ancient World,” are now available. This last panel, “The Religious Landscape of the Sasanian World,” features the presentations of Matthew Canepa (University of California, Irvine) and Krzysztof Nawotka (University of Breslau). Reevaluating Divine Imagery in Late Antique Iranian Metalwork Recorded: February 20,…

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Video Library: Melammu Symposium Talks Available – Panel V, Part 2

Published: July 22, 2020

The availability of talks from the Fourteenth Melammu Symposium, “Contextualizing Iranian Religions in the Ancient World,” continues with the second half of the panel, “Religions and Religious Policy in the Hellenistic and Arsacid Worlds.”  Recorded on February 20, 2020, these videos include the presentations of Deirdre Klokow (University of Southern California) and Vito Messina (University…

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Call for Applications for the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies

Published: July 20, 2020

Call for Applications for the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World announces a call for applications for the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies. This fellowship is intended to be awarded to graduate students whose works encompass different facets of Zoroastrian studies, that…

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Video Library: Melammu Symposium Talks Available – Panel V, Part 1

Published: July 15, 2020

Two new videos from the Fourteenth Melammu Symposium, “Contextualizing Iranian Religions in the Ancient World,” are now available.  These videos, recorded on February 20, 2020, are part of “Panel V: Religions and Religious Policy in the Hellenistic and Arsacid Worlds,” and feature the research of Christelle Fischer-Bovet (University of Southern California) and Rolf Strootman (Utrecht…

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Video Library: Melammu Symposium Talks Available – Second Keynote Address

Published: July 8, 2020

The second keynote address from the Fourteenth Melammu Symposium, “Contextualizing Iranian Religions in the Ancient World,” is now available.  In this video, recorded on February 20, 2020, Touraj Daryaee (University of California, Irvine) presents “The Limits of Tolerance: Jews, Christians, Buddhists, and Others in the Sasanian Empire.” The Limits of Tolerance: Jews, Christians, Buddhists, and…

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Video Library: Melammu Symposium Talks Available – Panel IV, Part 2

Published: July 1, 2020

The remaining lectures of Panel IV, “(Post-)Achaemenid Religious Practices in Literary Traditions,” from the Fourteenth Melammu Symposium, “Contextualizing Iranian Religions in the Ancient World,” are now available.  Recorded on February 19, 2020, these two videos feature the research of Johannes Haubold (Princeton University) and Hilmar Klinkott (University of Kiel). The Magus in Hell Recorded: February…

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Video Library: Melammu Symposium Talks Available – Panel IV, Part 1

Published: June 24, 2020

The first three lectures of Panel IV, “(Post-)Achaemenid Religious Practices in Literary Traditions,” from the Fourteenth Melammu Symposium, “Contextualizing Iranian Religions in the Ancient World,” are now available.  These videos, recorded on February 19, 2020, feature the research of Kai Ruffing (University of Kassel), Julian Degen (University of Innsbruck), and Daniel Beckman (Princeton University). The…

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