The Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies

    The Legacy of Cyrus the Great: Iran and Beyond

     

    The Cyrus Cylinder Tour of the United States, an initiative by Iran Heritage Foundation, began at the Freer|Sackler Galleries on 9th March. As part of this historic tour, the Freer|Sackler Galleries have organised The Legacy of Cyrus the Great: Iran and Beyond featuring presentations by some of the world's leading scholars in Iranian studies.

    The programme starts with an evening lecture by John Curtis, Keeper of Special Middle East Projects at the British Museum which is free to all and requires no registration. Further information can be found on the following links: overview, abstracts or biographies.

    PROGRAM

    Friday, April 26

    6:30-7:30 pm

    The Cyrus Cylinder: The Discovery and Creation of an Icon
    John Curtis, British Museum

    Saturday, April 27: The Legacy of Cyrus the Great: Iran and Beyond

    9:30-10 am

    Coffee in Freer Courtyard

    10 am-12:30 pm 

    Cyrus in the Ancient World and Archaeology

    The Cyrus Cylinder and its Babylonian Setting 
    Amélie Kuhrt, University College London 

    Between Persia and Greece: Cyrus in Context

    Wouter Henkelmann, German Archaeological Institute

    An Archaeology of the Babylonian Cyrus Cylinder
     

    Zainab Bahrani, Columbia University
    (Short papers followed by all speakers on stage for questions and discussion)

    12-1:30 pm

    Lunch break and time in the exhibition

    1:30-2:50 pm

    Cyrus’s Image Later
    The “Many Cyruses” of the Renaissance 
    Jane Grogan, University College Dublin

    What the Founders Learned from Cyrus the Great–and What We Can, Too

    Caroline Winterer, Stanford University

    Cyrus and Neo–Achaemenid Architecture in 20th–Century Iran

    Talinn Grigor, Brandeis University

    (Short papers followed by all speakers on stage for questions and discussion)

    2:50-3 pm

    Break

    3-4 pm

    Cyrus and Iran

    Archaeotopia: Future Past Persia

    Mohamad Tavakoli–Targhi, University of Toronto

    Roundtable Discussion

     

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    The Ezri Center for Iran & Persian Gulf Studies, University of Haifa, 199 Abba Hushi Ave, Mount Carmel, Haifa 3498838, Israel
    Tel: +97248240758, Fax: +97248240509, E-mail: eci@univ.haifa.ac.il 

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