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November 2017

The Achaemenid King and his Governors: Identity – Imitation – Identification

November 29 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Maria Brosius (University of Toronto) While we may have a rather clear idea about the relationship between the Achaemenid king and his satraps, the relationship between the king and local governors and city-rulers has received less scholarly attention. An exception to this omission is Mausolus of Caria who seems to stand out because Greek sources refer to him both as a king and a satrap. Is his position within the Persian governmental structure indeed exceptional, and perhaps a sign of…

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At the Crossroads of Cultural Networks: The Creation of a Medieval Treasury for San Isidoro de León

November 29 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

CMRS Distinguished Visiting Scholar Lecture Medieval treasuries provide a material witness to the interests and aspirations of the individuals and institutions that created them. For the central Middle Ages, there is extensive written evidence of the multiple uses made of treasuries and their contents by royal women and men. Treasuries could function as a source of gifts for allies, which bound them with obligations; prestigious possessions of one’s own for ostentation before an elite audience; or financial reserves that could…

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December 2017

Chamber Music at the Clark: Pacifica Quartet

December 3 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Chamber Music at the Clark concert seating is determined via lottery. The booking-by-lottery entry form for Zorá String Quartet concert seats posts here on Thursday, October 5, 2017. Lottery registration closes Thursday, October 26, 2017. Learn more about the booking-by-lottery system for securing Chamber Music at the Clark seats. Pacifica Quartet Simin Ganatra, violin Austin Hartman, violin Guy Ben-Ziony, viola Brandon Vamos, cello Recognized for its virtuosity, exuberant performance style, and daring repertory choices, over the past two decades the Pacifica Quartet has gained international stature as one of…

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From Pastoral Nomads to Policemen: Ethnicity and Identity of the Medjay in Ancient Egypt

December 7 @ 12:00 pm

Professor Kate Liszka will provide a lecture on the introduction of the diverse textual, artistic, and archaeological sources that help us identify how Medjay evolved from an ethnic group to Egypt’s most important police force. Come learn more about the Medjay people. Lunch will be provided.   Kate Liszka completed her degree in Egyptology at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. In her dissertation, she studied the evolution of the Medjay from the Old Kingdom—when they were a Nubian ethnic group…

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Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Holiday Party

December 8 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Come join us for our First Annual Near Eastern Languages and Cultures Holiday Party! Come meet faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students within the program. Refreshments will be provided. Event Flyer Please RSVP for Event Name First Last Email Affiliation?* FacultyGraduate StudentUndergraduate StudentAlumniStaffOther This iframe contains the logic required to handle Ajax powered Gravity Forms. jQuery(document).ready(function($){gformInitSpinner( 61, ‘http://nelc.ucla.edu/wp-content/plugins/gravityforms/images/spinner.gif’ );jQuery(‘#gform_ajax_frame_61’).load( function(){var contents = jQuery(this).contents().find(‘*’).html();var is_postback = contents.indexOf(‘GF_AJAX_POSTBACK’) >= 0;if(!is_postback){return;}var form_content = jQuery(this).contents().find(‘#gform_wrapper_61’);var is_confirmation = jQuery(this).contents().find(‘#gform_confirmation_wrapper_61’).length > 0;var is_redirect = contents.indexOf(‘gformRedirect(){‘) >= 0;var…

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