"Iran after Alexander: Hellenism in the East" a One-Day International Conference at UC Irvine

Department: Center for Persian Studies and Culture

Date and Time: February 23, 2018 | 9:30 AM-4:30 PM

Event Location: Humanities Gateway (HG) 1010

Event Details

Please join us on Friday, February 23, 2018, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm in UC Irvine's Humanities Gateway (HG) 1010 for an international one-day conference titled "Iran after Alexander: Hellenism in the Eat".

Introduction (9:45 – 10:00 am)
Andrew Zissos (UC Irvine) & Touraj Daryaee (UC Irvine)

Keynote Lecture (10:00 -10:30 am)
Pierre Briant (College de France) Iranians, Greeks and Macedonians from Darius Ill to Seleukos
Chair: Andromache Karanika (UC Irvine)

PANEL I: Seleukid Iran (10:30-11:30 am)
Chair: John Lee (UC Santa Barbara)
Rolf Strootman (Utrecht University) "Vassalization" of Seleukid  Iran
Marek Olbrycht (Rzesz6w University) The Seleukid Rule in Eastern Iran

Panel II: Iranian and Jewish Kingship in Response to Hellenism (1:00 – 2:00 pm)
Chair: Simcha Gross (UC Irvine)
James Russell (Harvard University) Arsacids and Maccabees: Responses to Hellenism and the Construction of Ethno-Religious Identity
Jake Nabel (Getty Research Institute) The Greeks between Rome and Parthia: Iranian Revival and Hellenistic Eclipse in the First Century CE

Coffee Break (2:00 – 2:30 pm)

PANEL Ill: The Impact of Hellenistic Imagery (2:30 – 3:30 pm)
Chair: Stanley Burstein (CSU Los Angeles)
Michael Alram (Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien) Coin images in Hellenistic Iran: from imitation to innovation"
Michael Shenkar (The Hebrew University ofJerusalem) Greek and Non-Greek in the Royal and Divine Representations of the Kushans

Concluding Remarks: Andromache Karanika (UC Irvine)

This event is free and open to the public. No registration is required.

This event is sponsored by Semnani Family Foundation, and co-sponsored by Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Department of Classics at UC Irvine.