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Fall Welcome Reception
Please join us for a fall reception at Royce Hall to mark the work of the newly established Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World, the latest addition to the research centers in the Humanities Division. In the company of Anahita and Jim Lovelace, the Center’s benefactors, David Schaberg, Dean of Humanities, M. Rahim Shayegan, the Center’s director, our staff, academic affiliates, colleagues, students, and esteemed guests, we shall explore the Center’s philosophy, programs, fellowships, and grants.
Established in 2017 as the premier research center for the study of ancient Iran, the mission of the Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World is to engage in transformative research on all aspects of Iranian antiquity, including its reception in the medieval and modern periods, by expanding on the traditional domains of Old Iranian studies and promoting cross-cultural interdisciplinary scholarship.
The Pourdavoud Center intends to be a disciplinary home to stimulating intellectual encounters and exchanges for scholars working on ancient Iran and the ancient world, and will contribute to the development of collaborative research projects in such diverse areas as Art History, Assyriology, Biblical Studies, Central Asian studies, Classics, Egyptology, ancient History, Indology, Near Eastern and Levantine Archaeology, Sinology, and the Study of Religion.
Please RSVP at the link provided below as light refreshments will be served