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New Encyclopaedia Iranica Article on Ebrahim Pourdavoud

Published: August 29, 2022

The Encyclopaedia Iranica has published a new article featuring the life and academic career of Professor Ebrahim Pourdavoud, an iconic scholar of ancient Iran. He was responsible for instituting the study of ancient Persia as an academic discipline, and training and mentoring generations of scholars during his career. He pioneered the first new Persian translation…

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2022-23 Applications for the Morvarid Guiv Graduate Fellowship in Zoroastrian Studies Open

Published: August 16, 2022

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 awarded to outstanding graduate students whose works encompass different facets of Zoroastrian studies, that is, the…

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Pourdavoud Center Hiring – Two Positions

Published: August 4, 2022

The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World at UCLA is hiring two full-time career positions in academic administration beginning in Fall 2022.  The Center is seeking a Programs & Administration Coordinator, who will be responsible for daily management of the Pourdavoud Center, as well as planning, organizing, and day-of executing sponsored events,…

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Persia: Ancient Iran and the Classical World at the Getty Villa

Published: April 7, 2022

The Pourdavoud Center is proud to be the academic partner for Ancient Iran and the Classical World, the newly opened exhibit at the Getty Villa location of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Ancient Iran, historically known as Persia, was the dominant nation of western Asia for over a millennium (about 550 BC–AD 650), with three…

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The UCLA Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran Featured in Backdirt 2021

Published: February 3, 2022

The UCLA Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran, a Pourdavoud Center research initiative, has been featured in the UCLA Cotsen Institute of Archaeological annual magazine publication, Backdirt. The article, co-written by Gazetteer project director Ali Mousavi and Pourdavoud Center assistant director Marissa Stevens, highlights the motivations behind the creation of the Gazetteer, as well as emphasizes its…

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Additional Support for the Pourdavoud Center’s Research Initiatives

Published: December 9, 2021

The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World would like to express its deep appreciation to Ms. Nastaran Akhavan for her financial support of the UCLA Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran, an open access online encyclopedia of Iranian archaeological sites of all pre-Islamic periods spearheaded by the Pourdavoud Center, as well as its principal…

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A New Pledge of Support for the UCLA Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran

Published: November 1, 2021

The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World would like to express its deep gratitude to Dr. Haleh Emrani and the Gramian-Emrani Foundation for their financial support of the UCLA Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran project. Dr. Emrani has graciously made a pledge of $100,000 in support of the Gazetteer over the next five…

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Announcing A New Series: Iran and the Ancient World

Published: October 28, 2021

Iran and the Ancient World Under the directorship of Professor M. Rahim Shayegan, the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World at UCLA has established a series, Iran and the Ancient World (IAW), as a leading publication venue for innovative research on pre-Islamic Iranian history, literature, and religion. In coordination with UC Press,…

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