The Pourdavoud Center preserves its academic lectures, discussions, and events in the form of videos, photo galleries, and podcasts.  In so doing, the Pourdavoud Center aims to contribute to a larger scholarly dialogue by reaching a broader audience of both academics and other interested parties who are unable to attend events in person.  Also, it is the hope of the Pourdavoud Center that by providing a record of past lectures and dialogue, scholars worldwide will have access to resources that will benefit their future research endeavors and forge connections between individuals and institutions for collaborative, innovative research.

  • Ancient Iran and the Classical World, An International Symposium
      • Robert Rollinger (University of Innsbruck), Does the West Matter? The Persian Empire, Borders, and Ideology
      • Antigoni Zournatzi (National Hellenic Research Foundation), The King’s Peoples and Lands: The Apadana Reliefs, Herodotean Ethnography, and the Persian Imperial Lore
      • Johannes Haubold (Princeton University), The Making of the Chaldeans
      • Margaret Cool Root (University of Michigan), Persia and the Parthenon
      • Kathleen Lynch (University of Cincinnati), More than Greeks Bearing Gifts: Athenian Pottery in the Achaemenid Empire
      • David Engels (Free University of Brussels), Towards and Intellectual History of the Seleucid Empire?
      • Sonja Richter (University of Duisburg-Essen), Seleucid Encounters with the Iranian World: Religious and Cultic Elements in the Administration and Ruling of the Seleucid East
      • Jake Nabel (University of California, Los Angeles), Did the Parthian Kings Hate Democracy?
      • Jason Schlude (College of St. Benedict and St. John’s University), Power Play in the Middle East: Rome, Parthia, and the Politics of Peace
      • Matthew Canepa (University of California, Irvine), The Getty Stag Rhyton and Parthian Aristocratic Culture: New Discoveries
      • James Howard-Johnston (University of Oxford), Khusro II as War Leader
      • Josef Wiesehöfer (University of Kiel), Parthians, Romans, and Early Sasanians: Reflections on a Change of Power and Its Antique and Modern Evaluation
    • Ancient Persia and the West, An International Symposium
      • Elspeth Dusinberre (University of Colorado, Boulder), Achaemenid Anatolia and the Creation of Empire
      • Daniel Beckman (Princeton University), The Eye of the King Comes to Athens: Persia in the Greek Imagination
      • Margaret Miller (University of Sydney/Getty Villa Scholar), The Persianization of Greek Myth
      • Kathryn Morgan (UCLA), Xerxes’ Chariots and the Merging of Greco-Persian Imagery
      • Miguel John Versluys (Leiden University/Getty Villa Scholar), Ex Oriente Lux? A Eurasian Perspective on the Formation of the Roman Empire
      • Vito Messina (University of Turin/Getty Villa Scholar), Lost Hellenistic Sculptures ‘Rediscovered’ in Mesopotamia and Iran
      • Jake Nabel (Getty Villa Scholar), Fish out of Water: Greek Deportees, Persian Empires, and the Classical Mediterranean
      • Albert de Jong (Leiden University/Getty Villa Scholar), East of the Euphrates: The Contribution of Sasanian History to Theorizing Late Antiquity
      • Touraj Daryaee (UC Irvine), Fearless Ērānšahr: Sasanian Coinage in Context of Roman Relations

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