The Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture presents

“Jewish Iranian Legacy: Life, Politics, and Culture”

October 3, 2010
9:30 a.m. -5:30 p.m.
Humanities Gateway, Room 1030

9:30 a.m.
Nasrin Rahimieh, Maseeh Chair and Director
9:45: Opening Address
Vicki Ruiz, Dean, School of Humanities, University of California, Irvine
10 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ancient and Modern History Revisited
Chair: Hossein Ziai, Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Chair in Iranian Studies and Director of Iranian Studies, University of California, Los Angeles
Touraj Daryaee, Howard C. Baskerville Professor in the
History of Iran and the Persianate World, University of California,
To Learn and to Remember the Past: Iranian Visitors to the
Dura-Europos Synagogue in the 3rd Century CE

Haleh Emrani, University of California, Los Angeles
'Who would be mine for the day!': Jewish Marriage Customs of the Late
Sasanian Period

David Menashri, The Parviz and Pouran Nazarian Chair for Modern Iranian Studies, Tel Aviv University
The Iranian Revolution in Historical Perspective
12- 2 p.m. Lunch
2:00- 3:30 pm
Political and Cultural Resonances
Chair: Afshin Matin-Asgari, California State University, Los Angeles

Meir Litvak, Tel Aviv University
The Limits of Freedom and Liberty in the Iranian Clerical Discourse:  From Khoemeini to Khatami


Liora Hendelman-Baavur, Tel Aviv University
Sleepless in Iran: New Media and Youth Culture in Tehran

3:30- 4 p.m. Break

4- 5:30 p.m.

Writers Engaging Cultural Memory: Iran and Beyond

Chair: Homa Sarshar, Author and Journalist
Angella Nazarian, Author
Writing Life as a Visitor
Jacobo Sefami, University of California, Irvine, Professor and
Jewish Syria: Past and Present

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