Inaugural Symposium of the Achaemenid Workshops Series to be held at UCLA

February 28, 2023
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 Inaugural Symposium of the Achaemenid Workshops Series

"Identity, Alterity, and the Imperial Impress in the Achaemenid World"

April 12–14, 2023, UCLA Pourdavoud Center

The Pourdavoud Center for the Study of the Iranian World is convening an international workshop on Identity, Alterity, and the Imperial Impress in the Achaemenid World, to be held on April 12–14, 2023 at UCLA. The symposium will include invited speakers whose research pertains to the history, structures, and impact of the Achaemenid empire. The overarching themes covered by the workshop are: current trends in Achaemenid scholarship; new horizons in art and archaeology; Achaemenid reception, and the notions of identity, alterity, and the imperial impress in Achaemenid Elam and Persis, Anatolia, the Caucasus, and Egypt.

The present workshop introduces a new series of symposia, dubbed Achaemenid Workshops (AchWorks), which, building on the strength of Achaemenid studies in the past decades, seek to revisit and reassess the state of Achaemenid scholarship over the coming years with a dozen workshops hosted at leading institutions of ancient studies around the globe.
Coordinated by the Pourdavoud Center in conjunction with AchWorks’ Organizing Board, the workshops aspire to become an intellectual hub for Achaemenid studies, while also affording an institutional framework to foster future generations of scholars working on the Achaemenid world.

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