Events

The Pourdavoud Center holds conferences, workshops, seminars, and lecture series that serve as a catalyst for pioneering interdisciplinary scholarship, while enhancing the visibility of the field for a wider audience. The programmatic initiatives of the Pourdavoud Center seek to stimulate new scholarship in the field, and complement the work of the Pourdavoud scholars in residence. The activities of the Pourdavoud Center are podcast and made available on the Center’s website.

Browse list of Past Events:
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  • 27 Feb

    Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Margaret Root

    Wed, February 27, 2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    306 Royce Hall
    10945 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

    The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World announces the lecture of Dr. Margaret Root as part of the 2018-2019 Lecture Series.  Dr. Root is Professor and Curator Emerita of Near Eastern and Classical Art and Archaeology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor and a 2018-2019 Getty Scholar. Kingship for a New World: Achaemenid Art and its...

  • 13 Mar

    Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Stefan Hauser

    Wed, March 13, 2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    306 Royce Hall
    10945 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

    Dr. Stefan Hauser will present his research as part of the Pourdavoud Center 2018-2019 Lecture Series. Dr. Hauser is Professor of Archaeology and Ancient Mediterranean Culture at the Universität Konstanz, Germany. He is also a Getty Scholar for the 2018-2019 academic year. Charax Spasinou Research on the Capital of Mesene and the Arsacid Center of Trade The city of Charax...

  • 3 Apr

    Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Mehrnoush Soroush

    Wed, April 03, 2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    306 Royce Hall
    10945 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

    Please join the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World for a lecture by Dr. Mehrnoush Soroush of Harvard University as part of the 2018-2019 Lecture Series. More information about this talk is forthcoming. Self-pay parking in Lots 5, 4, or 2 recommended. To RSVP, please fill out the form below.

  • 17 Apr

    Pourdavoud Center Lecture Series: Jason Schlude

    Wed, April 17, 2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    306 Royce Hall
    10945 Dickson Plaza, Los Angeles, CA 90095

      Motivations in the Ancient Middle East: Rome, Parthia, and Realpolitik The Roman and Parthian Empires enjoyed no shortage of wars. From the 50s BCE through the 200s CE, they frequently clashed. Why? The dominant explanation is realpolitik. In the zero-sum game of international relations, each state, out for its own interests, sought the aggressive expansion of its empire and...