Rose-Marie Lewent Conference
Persepolis, Then and Now

In conjunction with the exhibition Modernisms: Iranian, Turkish, and Indian Highlights from NYU's Abby Weed Grey Collection
September 10–December 7, 2019

This symposium organized by Matthew S. Santirocco, Professor of Classics and Angelo J. Ranieri Director of Ancient Studies (NYU), will bring together a panel of speakers to explore the history and archaeology of ancient Persepolis—along with its revival in the modern era, in the visual imaginations of artists such as Parviz Tanavoli and others.

1:00pm
Welcome
Matthew Santirocco (Classics/Center for Ancient Studies, NYU)
Lucy Oakley (Grey Art Gallery, NYU)

1:15pm
SESSION I – Ancient Persepolis and Its Rediscoveries
Moderator: Hallie Franks (Gallatin School, NYU)

1:30pm
Builders, Sculptors and Painters on an Archaeological Site in Iran, c. 520- 330 BCE
Alexander Nagel (SUNY-FIT and the Smithsonian Institution)

2:15pm
The Power of Persepolis: From Sābūr Sakānšāh to Cornelis de Bruijn
Daniel T. Potts (Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU)

3:00pm
BREAK

3:15pm
SESSION II – Persepolis in the Modern Artistic Imagination
Moderator: Ali Mirsepassi (Gallatin School/Middle Eastern & Islamic Studies, NYU)

3:30pm
Persepolis and Modern Cinema: Redemption of Ruin and Nation
Farbod Honarpisheh (Film and Media Studies, Yale University)

4:15pm
Iannis Xenakis and Persepolis: Music as Spectacle 
Carey Lovelace (Independent Curator)

5:00pm
Parviz Tanavoli, Persepolis, and the Reinvention of Persian Sculpture
Lucy Oakley (Grey Art Gallery, NYU)

5:45pm
RECEPTION AND EXHIBITION VIEWING

Organized by NYU’s Center for Ancient Studies in conjunction with the Grey Art Gallery, and co-sponsored by the Hagop Kevorkian Center for Near Eastern Studies, the Iranian Studies Initiative (ISI-NYU), and the College of Arts and Science.

Free and open to the public, RSVP required. To RSVP, visit: as.nyu.edu/ancientstudies/news

Information: 212-992-7978 or ancient.studies@nyu.edu

Starts 11/21/19 1:00 pm
Ends 11/21/19 8:00 pm
Participants Matthew S. Santirocco
Location Hemmerdinger Hall, Silver Center (enter at 32 Waverly Place, or 31 Washington Place for wheelchair access)
Cost Free of charge

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Program Types: Conference