Payravi Conference on Ancient Iranian History III "Iran and The Transformation of Ancient Near Eastern History: The Seleucids"

 Center for Persian Studies and Culture     Feb 24 2020 - Feb 25 2020 | 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Humanities Gateway (HG) 1030

Please join us for the 3rd annual two-day international Payravi Conference on Ancient Iranian History titled "Iran and The Transformation of Ancient Near Eastern History: The Seleucids" on February 24-25, 2020, 9:30 am - 4:30 pm in UC Irvine, Humanities Gateway (HG) 1030.

This conference is organized by Touraj Daryaee (UC Irvine), Robert Rollinger (University of Innsbruck) and Matthew Canepa (UC Irvine).

This event is presented by UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture.

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


Schedule of the Conference:


Welcoming Remarks: (10:00-10:30)

Touraj Daryaee (UC Irvine), Robert Rollinger (University of Innsbruck), and Matthew Canepa (UC Irvine)

Panel I: Empire and Concepts (10:30-12:30)

Chair: Andromache Karanika (UC Irvine)
Krzysztof Nawotka (University of Wroclav) Seleukos I and the Seleukid Dynastic Ideology
Julian Degen (University of Innsbruck) Seleucus I between East and West: Appian on the Foundation of Seleukia-on-Tigris
Rolf Strootman (University of Utrecht) How Iranian was the Seleucid Empire?
Kai Ruffing (University of Kassel) The Economies of the Seleucid Empire

LUNCH (12:30 – 2:00)

Panel II: Iran, Mesopotamia and Syria (2:00-4:30)

Chair: Ali Mousavi (UCLA)
Johannes Haubold (Princeton) Babylon and Iran: The End of Seleucid Rule in Mesopotamia
Rocco Palermo (University of Groningen) Imperial Structures and Settlements in Seleucid Mesopotamia: A Landscape Archaeology Approach

COFFEE BREAK (3:00-3:30)

Anca Dan (French National Centre for Scientific Research) How the Seleucids Saw their World: Greek, Iranian and Babylonian Perceptions
Sara E. Cole (J. Paul Getty Museum) Seleucid and Ptolemaic Imperial Iconography in the Syrian Wars (274-168 BC)


PANEL III: Urbanism and Empire (10:00-12:00)

Chair: Antonietta Catanzariti (Smithsonian Institute)
Ileana de Giuseppe (University of Bologna) The Burning of Persepolis: Historical and Archaeological Perspectives
Omar Coloru (University of Genoa) Seen from Ecbatana: Aspects of Seleucid Policy in Media
Vito Messina, (University of Torino) Pivot of Imperial Systems: The role of Seleucia-on-the-Tigris in Seleucid and Parthian Mesopotamia

LUNCH (12:00 – 1:30)

Panel IV: Center and Borderlands (1:30-3:00)

Chair: Alka Patel (UC Irvine)
Laurianne Seve (University of Lille) Seleukid Religious Architecture in Ai Khanoum: A Case Study
Christoph Schäfer (University of Trier) Seleucids and the Sea: An Ambivalent Relationship
Stanley Burstein (CSU Los Angeles) The Seleucid Conquest of Koile Syria and the Incense Trade

COFFEE BREAK (3:00-3:30)

Concluding Remarks (3:30-4:00)

Matthew P. Canepa (UC Irvine) The Seleucid Empire and the Transformation of the Iranian World