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The World of Ancient Iran and the West

May 19, 2022 - May 20, 2022
314 Royce Hall, 10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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An International Symposium

Convened by M. Rahim Shayegan (University of California, Los Angeles) and  Jeffrey Spier (J. Paul Getty Museum)
May 19–20, 2022 | 314 Royce Hall
Morning Refreshments: 8:00 am
Symposium Begins: 9:00 am

The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World and the J. Paul Getty Museum are convening for a third year an international symposium on the exchanges between ancient Iran and the Classical world. This year’s symposium, held at UCLA over two days (May 19 and 20, 2022), will mark the launch of the exhibit, Persia: Ancient Iran and the Classical World at the Getty Villa in the spring of 2022. The symposium will include invited speakers, UC faculty, and Getty scholars, whose research pertains to the nexus between ancient Persia and the West. The overarching themes covered by the symposium are: Achaemenid Persia and the West; Iran and the Hellenistic World; and Eastern and Western Entanglements in the Post-Hellenistic and Late Antique Periods.


The link for online hybrid attendance is: https://ucla.zoom.us/j/92658651250


Click here to download the full program.
Click here to download the speaker abstract book.

Dr. Jeffrey Spier has a handout as part of his presentation.  To download the PDF of this handout, please click here.



May 19, 2022
May 20, 2022
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314 Royce Hall
10745 Dickson Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States
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