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LECTURE: Pasargadae & Persepolis: Sacred Monuments of the Ancient Persians

Sunday, April 28, 2013 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM Norma Kershaw Auditorium 2002 North Main Street Santa Ana, CA 92706 714.567.3600 Fee: $7 Members/ $10 Non-members/ $5 Students with valid I.D. Professor Touraj Daryaee will discuss the ritual and functional importance of the two great ancient Persian capitals, Cyrus the Great’s Pasargadae and Darius’ Persepolis. […]

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Frontline: On Iranians, Drinking Wine, and Cultural Stereotyping

[ idē ] From archaeological excavations that suggest northwest Iran was one of the earliest places where wine was produced — more than 6,000 years ago — to the tale of medieval French knights bringing grapes from the city of Shiraz, where the great Persian poet Hafez lived and wrote about his love of drink, […]

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Iran: From the Arab Conquest to the Silk Road – Lecture Series by Dr. Touraj Daryaee

Iran: From the Arab Conquest to the Silk Road – Lecture Series by Dr. Touraj Daryaee course image

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Religions of Ancient Iran: Zoroastrianism, Part 1

Religions of Ancient Iran: Zoroastrianism, Part 1 course image

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Pious Citizens: Reforming Zoroastrianism in India and Iran

Hossein Ziai Memorial Lecture by Monica Ringer, Amherst College Monday, February 06, 2012 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM 6275 Bunche Hall Chair: Nikki Keddie, UCLA Discussant: Touraj Daryaee, UCI Monica Ringer studied with Hossein Ziai and Nikki Keddie at UCLA, receiving an M.A. in Islamic Studies (1992) and her Ph.D. in Modern Middle Eastern History […]

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Sasanian Views on the Romans and their Ancestors in Late Antiquity

PENATES and the Multi-Campus Research Group in Late Antiquity with the support of the UCR History Department invite you to a seminar with: Professor Touraj Daryaee of UC Irvine, Howard Baskerville Professor in the History of Iran and the Persianate World. Topic: Sasanian Views on the Romans and their Ancestors in Late Antiquity Where: UC […]

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The Idea of Iranshahr: from the Oxus to the Eupharates 200-1200 CE

The Idea of Iranshahr: from the Oxus to the Eupharates 200-1200 CE course image

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Iraj Afshar’s Contribution to Iranian Studies – A Memorial

Iraj Afshar’s Contribution to Iranian Studies – A Memorial course image

Iraj Afshar’s Contribution to Iranian Studies A Memorial at UCLA Sponsored by Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies & Howard C. Baskerville Chair in Iranian Studies & the Persianate World Ehsan Yarshater (Columbia University) Hossein Ziai (UCLA) Mahmoud Omidsalar (CSULA) Touraj Daryaee (UCI)   Place: UCLA Dodd Hall 121 Date: Sunday, May 29, […]

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The Parthians and the Production of the Canonical Shāhnāmas

The Parthians and the Production of the Canonical Shāhnāmas course image

Parvaneh Pourshariati, The Ohio State University: The Parthians and the Production of the Canonical Shāhnāmas: of Pahlavī, Pahlavānī and the Pahlav Touraj Daryaee, University of California, Irvine: From Oxus to Euphrates: understanding the idea of Iranshahr (200-1200 CE). Date: 16 May 2011Time: 6:00-8:00 PM Venue: SOAS-Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG College Buildings, Room: G3 Organisers: […]

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King Sapor I The Sasanian World: Seminars & Events, Oxford

King Sapor I The Sasanian World: Seminars & Events, Oxford course image

The Sasanian World: Seminars & Events Shapur I capturing the Roman emperor Valerian, from a relief at Naqsh-i-Rustam Oxford Centre for Late Antiquity Colloquium ‘Economy and Society in Late Sasanian and Early Islamic Iraq’ Saturday 14 May, 9.30am–6pm in the Danson Room, Trinity College. Speakers: Michele Campopiano (Utrecht), Touraj Daryaee (UCLA), Michael Morony (UCLA), Richard […]

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From Oxus to Euphrates: Approaching the History of Late Antique Iran

From Oxus to Euphrates: Approaching the History of Late Antique Iran course image

A Lecture UCLA on Thursday, April 21, 2011, at 3:00 PM 10367 Bunche Hall The history of Near East and Central Asia during the Sasanian Empire (224-651 CE) has until recently received little attention. Those who have studied this period in history have come from different disciplines and most were not specialists of Sasanian history. […]

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Sasanian Iran: the Other Great Empire of Late Antiquity

Sasanian Iran: the Other Great Empire of Late Antiquity course image

A Lecture by Touraj Daryaee, Howard C. Baskerville Professor in the History of Iran and the Persianate World Time: Wednesday, April 6, 2011 @ 7:00 pm Place: Breasted Hall The Sasanian empire (third – seventh century ad), established the first post-Hellenic civilization on an imperial scale in the ancient Near East. Sasanian values and traditions, […]

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The Sāsānian World View (Irānshahr): Transformation of Iranian Lore to History and Epic

Lecture by Touraj Daryaee, Howard C. Baskerville Professor in the History of Iran and the Persianate World Time: Monday March 7, 3-5 PM Place: UCLA, Humanities 389 Touraj Daryaee is Howard C. Baskerville Professor in the History of Iran and the Persianate World and the Associate Director of the Dr. Samuel M. Jordan Center for […]

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میراث ساسانیان: ایرانشهر یا شکست در برابر اعراب؟

میراث ساسانیان: ایرانشهر یا شکست در برابر اعراب؟ course image

سینا علی نژاد بی بی سی، واشنگتن وقتی که از ساسانیان نام برده می شود، شاید اولین چیزی که به ذهن یک ایرانی خطور می کند شکست این سلسله پادشاهی در برابر سپاه اعراب باشد.  همان شکست بود که به حاکمیت طولانی اعراب مسلمان بر ایران و ایجاد تحولات عمیق فرهنگی در جامعه ایران منجر […]

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Dr. Daryaee's Book "Sasanian Persia" Wins the BRISMES Prize

Dr. Daryaee's Book "Sasanian Persia" Wins the BRISMES Prize course image

I.B.Tauris is pleased to announce that Sasanian Persia: The Rise and Fall of an Empire by Touraj Daryaee is one of three winners of this year’s British-Kuwait Friendship Society Prize in Middle Eastern Studies. The prize is awarded by the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) and was announced at a ceremony on Monday. Declaring […]

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