Please join us on Monday, May 2, 2022, 9:30 AM - 6:30 PM PDT in person in UC Irvine's Humanities Gateway (HG) 1030 and virtually via Zoom for the 3rd Elahé Omidyar Mir-Djalali Symposium on Ancient Iranian History and Civilization titled "Fascination with Zarathustra: Eastern and Western Perspectives".

Organized by Prof. Touraj Daryaee (UC Irvine) and Dr. Arya Moknat (UC Irvine).

Program:9:30-10:00 AM: Welcoming Remarks - Arya Moknat (UC Irvine) 10:00-10:45 AM: Keynote Speaker Antonio Clemente Domenico Panaino (Università di Bologna) - "Zoroaster “the astrologer”: Genesis and Development of a Cultural Myth" Panel I: The Art & the StageChair: Matthew P. Canepa (UC Irvine) 10:45-11:30 AM: Talinn Grigor (UC Davis) - "A Brief Art History of Zoroaster's Portrait" 11:30 AM-12:15 PM: Jenny Rose (Claremont Graduate University) - "Long Live Zoroaster!”: Zarathustra on Stage in 18th Century Europe" 12:30 -2:00 PM: Lunch Break Panel IIThe Persian & Arabic Literary TraditionChair: Rahim Shayegan (UCLA) 2:00-2:45 PM: Andrew Magnusson (University of Central Oklahoma) - "Three Medieval Arabic Biographies of Zaradusht: A Comparative Study" 2:45-3:30 PM: Soheila Saremi (Saddleback College) - "Persian Literature and Zoroaster" 3:30-4:00 PM: Coffee Break Panel IIIPhilosophical and Musical TraditionChair: Layah Ziaii-Bigdeli (UC Irvine) 4:00-4:45 PM: Ben Sullivan (Arizona State University) - "Zarathustra to Zoroaster: The Greek Construction of a Persian Prophet" 4:45-5:30 PM: Arya Moknat (UC Irvine) - "Thus Spoke Nietzsche: Beyond Zarathustra and Morality" 5:30-6:00 PM: Adib Ghorbani (UC Irvine) - "Music Inspired by Zarathustra" 6:00-6:15 PM: Concluding Remarks - Touraj Daryaee (UC Irvine)6:15-6:30 PM: Musical Performance - Adib Ghorbani (UC Irvine)


This event is presented by UCI Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture with the support of Roshan Cultural Heritage Institute.

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

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