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The story of the Persepolis Fortification Archive at Stanford, California


Friends of Persepolis Fortification Archive Project (PFAP)

World Association of International Studies

cordially invite you for an informative evening to hear the story of the Persepolis Fortification Archive

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PFAP '09

Sunday, October 11
th, 2009
16:00 - 21:00
Four Seasons Hotel
Silicon Valley at East Palo Alto


 Couple  $75
 Single  $50
 Academia  $30
 Student  $15 

*Non-profit Organizational Friends Rate: $30 

Cocktail Attire

Limited Seating
Please email for availability and further details 

All proceeds will benefit Persepolis Fortification Archive Project at the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago 

Planning is underway to create and post an educational video on YouTube, Google Video, etc., suitable for K-12 level audience. Therefore we graciously limit the attendance of PFAP '09 Event to 18+ age group.

Reverse of a previously unedited Persepolis Fortification tablet, showing the conclusion of an Elamite administrative record in cuneiform script, impression of a cylinder seal, and a one-word Aramaic note in ink.
Photo courtesy of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago


Matthew W. Stolper
Head of Persepolis Fortification Archive Project
The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago

Nema Milaninia
President of the Iranian American Bar Association

Glenn Schwartz
Professor of Archeology
Johns Hopkins University  
Representative of Archaeological Institute of America

Followed by:

Roundtable Discussion

Moderated by:
Richard Saller
Dean of Humanities and Sciences
Stanford University 

Partial List of Roundtable Participants:

Touraj Daryaee
Professor of the history of Iran and the Persianate World
University of California, Irvine 

Renée Dreyfus
Curator in Charge of Ancient Art and Interpretation
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, Legion of Honor Museum

Babak Hoghooghi

Executive Director
Public Affairs Alliance of Iranian Americans (PAAIA)

Fredun Hojabri
Former Academic Vice-President of Sharif (Aryamehr) University of Technology

Gita Kashani
Board Member
National Iranian American Council (NIAC) 

Ali Mousavi
Assistant Curator of Ancient Iranian & Near Eastern Art
Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Member of Academic Committee of Farhang Foundation 

Martin Schwartz
Professor of Iranian Studies
University of California, Berkeley

PFAP '09 Event Program

Pre-Event Talk
3:30 - 4:00              Arrival & Registration
4:00 - 5:00               Matthew Stolper: Cracking the Code: using language to unlock ancient history

PFAP '09 Event
5:00 - 5:30              Arrival & Registration
5:30 - 5:45              Welcome & Overview
5:45 - 6:15               Matthew Stolper: Persepolis Fortification Archive Project: Preserving the Legacy of the Achaemenid Persians
6:15 - 6:45               Nema Milaninia: Overview of Legal Issues and Latest Legislative Developments
6:45 - 7:00              Glenn Schwartz: Legal Threats to Cultural Exchange: An Archaeologist's Perspective
7:00 - 7:30              Break
7:30 - 8:45              Roundtable Discussion moderated by Richard Saller
8:45 - 9:00              Concluding Remarks

Download the PFAP '09 Program Brochure [PDF]

Related lecture...

Matthew W. Stolper
Wednesday, October 14th, 2009
16:00 - 18:00
Department of Near Eastern Studies

250 Barrows Hall
University of California, Berkeley


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