Tuesday, 25 May 2010

SAALG Summer Conference, Oxford

Our 83rd conference will be held on Friday, 2nd July 2010, at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, George Street, Oxford, OX1 2AR.


10.45 - 11.00
Arrival and meet in Seminar Room (our meeting room for the day)
(Refreshments will be available in the adjoining Common Room)

11.00 - 11.30
Welcome talk by Dr Hassan Abedin (Development Officer, OXCIS)

11.30 – 12.00
Professions and processions in 19th century south India: a ‘Company’ album in SOAS Library by Dr Crispin Branfoot (SOAS)

12.00 – 12.45
Pleasures of Leisure? Painting with colour and light in British India by Dr Renate Dohmen (University of Louisiana)

12.45 - 14.00
Brief business meeting followed by lunch and networking
(Lunch will be served in the adjoining Common Room)

14.00 - 14.10
Walk to Ashmolean Museum in Beaumont Street. Enter Museum and assemble in the exhibition gallery: Royal Elephants from Mughal India.

14.15 - 15.30
Gallery talk by Dr Andrew Topsfield (Keeper, Eastern Art, The Ashmolean) and tour of adjoining new Eastern Art Paintings Study Room

15.30 - 16.00
Return to OXCIS and enjoy refreshments in the Common Room

16.00 - 16.45
Charles Bell’s collection of ‘curios’: an archive of the Anglo-Tibetan encounter, 1900-1935 by Emma Martin (Head of Ethnology & Curator of Asia Collections, National Museums, Liverpool)

If you would like to attend, please contact Jan Usher, Secretary, j.usher@nls.uk

See you there!

Friday, 7 May 2010

Ancient India & Iran Trust Lectures

Friday Lectures, Easter Term 2010
5pm, 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG (info@indiran.org)


7 May Professor Stanley Insler (Yale University)
The Oldest Zoroastrian Calendar

14 May Dr Sethuraman Suresh (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, Chennai, India)
From Kanchipuram to Kampuchea – A Millennium of Trade and Cultural Exchanges between South India and Cambodia

28 May Dr Rosemary Crill (Senior Curator, Victoria & Albert Museum, London)
The Indian Portrait 1560–1860

4 June Professor Vicente Dobroruka (University of Brasilia)
Hellenistic Political Propaganda and Zoroastrian Oracles

Monday, 3 May 2010

Cambridge Conference on Sri Lanka

Recent research on the cultural history of Sri Lanka will be explored in an all day conference at the Ancient India and Iran Trust in Cambridge on Saturday 15th May 2010.

Please refer to the poster for more details.