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The Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture, originally established by the School of Humanities in collaboration with the Claire Trevor School of the Arts, became a campus center in January 2009. Dedicated to drawing on the strengths of the entire UC Irvine campus, the Center focuses on interdisciplinary research projects that bridge the arts, humanities, engineering, medicine, and the sciences.
Center's students and faculty along with Iraj Afshar.
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News and Announcements


11/24/14 - The Folk Music of Iran & Afghanistan with Sima Bina

Sima Bina performs the Folk Music of Iran & Afghanistan
خانم سیما بینا در مرکز ایرانشناسی دانشگاه ارواین
Monday, December 1
135 Humanities Instructional Building (HIB 135)
6:00 PM Reception
6:30 PM Presentation  (more)

11/24/14 - Children's Song Writer - A Documentary film: The life and work of Abbas Yamini Sharif

Children's Song Writer - A Documentary film: The life and work of Abbas Yamini Sharif
Saturday, December 13, 2014
Reception: 6:00PM | Jordan Center for Persian Studies, 1st floor Humanities Gateway
Program: 6:30 PM | McCormick Screening Room

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Our Projects
Dabir
Dabir Journal

The Digital Archive of Brief notes & Iran Review (DABIR) is an open
access, peer-reviewed online journal published by the Dr. Samuel M.
Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture at the University of
California, Irvine. DABIR aims to quickly and efficiently publish brief
notes and reviews relating to the pre-modern world in contact with Iran and Persianate cultures. The journal accepts submissions on art
history, archaeology, history, linguistics, literature, manuscript
studies, numismatics, philology and religion, from Jaxartes to the
Mediterranean and from the Sumerian period through to and including the Safavid era (3500 BCE-1500 CE). Work dealing with later periods can be considered on request.

Bird
Sasanika: The History and Culture of Sasanians

One of the most remarkable empires and civilizations of the first millennium CE was that of the Sasanian Empire. As one of the two great powers of late antiquity, the Sasanian domain eventually encompassed not only modern day Iran and Iraq, but it also controlled or influenced the greater part of Central Asia (Afghanistan, Tukremenestan, Uzbekestan), Caucasus (Republic of Azerbijan, Armenia and Georgia) and the Near East (Syria, Arabia, Persian Gulf Arab states, Israel and Egypt).

Samuel Jordan Center Videos

If you were not able to attend one of our lectures or programs, now you can watch them online! This link provides information, audio and video recordings of the past events.