UCI Touraj Daryaee scholarship holder elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts
Touraj Daryaee, director of the UCI Samuel M. Jordan Center for Persian Studies and Culture and the Maseeh Chair in Persian Studies and Culture, was elected to the European Academy of Sciences and Arts.
“It is a great honor to be part of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts, which is due to the kindness of friends and colleagues from this continent,” said Daryaee. “The election means that we at the UCI can collaborate even more with colleagues from the Academy and academics in Europe. Knowledge has no continental borders.
EASA is an international, non-governmental, non-profit organization committed to promoting scientific and societal progress through interdisciplinary collaboration. Members include more than 2,000 leading scientists and artists dedicated to innovative research and knowledge exchange. Among them, 34 Nobel Prize winners.
“I am deeply proud of the election of Professor Daryaee by the European Academy,” said Tyrus Miller, Dean of the School of Humanities. “His scholarship made him an international leader in Persian studies; as director of the Jordan Center for Persian Studies, he shares this international esteem with the UCI and the School of Humanities. “
EASA fellows are divided into eight classes: Humanities; Medication; Arts; Natural Sciences; Social sciences, law and economics; Technical and environmental sciences; world religions; and corporate and public governance.
As part of the humanities course, Daryaee will bring his research and expertise on Iranian history, civilization, languages and literature; Zoroastrianism; numismatic; and the history of the world. He is the author of over ten highly acclaimed books on the subject. His book Sassanid Persia: the rise and fall of an empire (IB Tauris, 2009) won the BRISMES award with judges calling it “a masterpiece” and noting that it “offers a timely counterpart to Eurocentrism which has distorted the study of antiquity” . He also edited The Oxford Textbook of Iranian History (Oxford University Press, 2012), which was chosen as one of the 25 best academic books of the year by Choice magazine and described as “the best single volume on Iranian world history”.
He is editor-in-chief of electronic journals DABIR: Digital Archive of Iran’s Brief Notes and Review and Sasanika: Near East Project of Late Antiquity. His articles have appeared in both English and Persian in Iranian Studies, Iran, Iranistik, Studia Iranica, Res Orientalis, Story, Electrum, Indo-Iranian newspaper, Journal of Indo-European Studies, Iranchenasi, Iran Nameh, Name-ye Baharestan, and Name-ye Iran-e Bastan.
Daryaee joined the UCI in 2007 as one of three Presidential positions endowed with Maseeh, and has since played a fundamental role in creating scholarships, research and partnerships that link Iranian studies with the rest of the world. Orange County University and Community.