Conferences

Reflections on Ismaili Studies: Standing on Poonawala’s Shoulders

A conference to honor the career of Professor Emeritus Ismail K. Poonawala.

The Mongols from the Margins: New Perspectives on Central Asians in World History

A one-day conference held on February 22, 2013, sponsored by the UCLA Program on Central Asia and the Richard Hovannisian Endowed Chair in Modern Armenian History.

Structures of Personalized Power in the Modern Middle East: Presidents, Prime Ministers and Party Bosses

The 2012 Levi Della Vida Award for Excellence in Islamic Studies, honoring the scholarship of Professor Roger Owen.

Beyond the Bamiyan Buddhas: Archaeology and History in the Modern and Ancient Persianate World

A 2-day conference held at UCLA and UC Irvine on November 8 and 9, 2012, jointly organized by the UCLA Asia Institute's Program on Central Asia and the UC Irvine Samuel Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture.

Mapping and Remapping the Tunisian Revolution

A conference organized by Nouri Gana, UCLA.

Great Games? Afghan History through Afghan Eyes

An International Conference of the UCLA Program on Central Asia held on November 17-18, 2011. Sponsored by the UCLA Asia Institute.

The Shahnameh: Iran's National Epic

A two-day conference examining Iran's national epic, composed in the 10th century CE by Iran's national poet Ferdowsi.

The Legacy of Mahmoud Darwish: A Conference

A conference that will bring together international writers and scholars to honor the life and creative work of Palestinian poet and author Mahmoud Darwish (1941-2008).

State of the Art: Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa

A two day conference organized by Sherine Hafez, University of California, Riverside and Susan Slyomovics, University of California, Los Angeles

The Turkish Presence in the Islamic World

The 2010 Levi Della Vida Award Honoring Professor C. Edmund Bosworth
May 18-19, 2010

Afghanistan in Ink: Literatures of Nation, War, and Exile

"Afghanistan in Ink: Literatures of Nation, War, and Exile" focused on works written or recorded in the tumult of the past three decades.
January 14, 2010

Invasion is a Structure not an Event: Settler Colonialism Past and Present

A two-day event organized by Gabriel Piterberg, UCLA
October 29-30, 2009

Filming the Eichmann Trial

On Feb. 22-23, 2009, the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies hosted an international conference exploring the impact of film, radio and television broadcasts of the 1961 trial of Adolf Eichmann in Jerusalem. Videos of selected presentations are available below. An edited volume based on the conference proceedings is forthcoming.