Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Current exhibitions at the SADACC Trust

All three exhibitions run until 31st December 2012 at the Old Skating Rink Gallery, the SADACC Trust, Bethel Street, Norwich.

    The SADACC Trust
    The Old Skating Rink Gallery
    34-36 Bethel Street
    NR2 1NR
    United Kingdom

Telephone: 01603 663890
E-mail: info@sadacc.co.uk

By road: Follow brown signs for 'The Forum'. We are 50m from the Forum Car Park entrance. Parking is available whilst visiting the gallery.

Admission is free.

Opening hours:
  • 9.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday
  • 9.30am to 5.30pm on Saturdays.
We are closed on Bank Holidays and Sundays.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture 2012

This year's Nehru Memorial Lecture will be given by Professor Sunil Khilnani, Avantha Professor & Director of the King's India Institute, in the Great Hall of King's College London, at 6.30pm on Wednesday 21st November 2012. The lecture title is:-


Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP to <india-institute@kcl.ac.uk>

I should be very grateful if you would forward this post to any related blogs and mailing lists.

Dr Nigel Chancellor
Director, Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust

Saturday, 20 October 2012

Exploring South Asian history using visual research methods

The Centre of South Asian Studies and CRASSH are organising the first international conference on 'Exploring modern South Asian history with visual research methods: theories and practices', 15-16 March 2013. The call for papers is now open, see http://www.crassh.cam.ac.uk/events/2066/

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Visual rhetoric and modern South Asian history

Dr Annamaria Motrescu-Mayes, affiliated lecturer and research associate at the Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge, is teaching a new seminar series on 'Visual rhetoric and modern South Asian history'.

Time and Location: Michaelmas Term, every Tuesday between 16:00-17:00 in S2 Seminar Room, Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge, CB3 9DP.

All welcome.

For full details see http://karachi.s-asian.cam.ac.uk/visual.html and the poster below.

Monday, 15 October 2012

Indian Emboidery exhibition and talk by Rosemary Crill

Copyright: SADACC Trust
The South Asian Decorative Arts & Crafts Collection Trust in association with the Sainsbury Institute for Art (University of East Anglia) will be hosting a talk by Rosemary Crill, Senior Curator for South Asia, at the Victoria and Albert Museum, on Tuesday 13th November 2012.

The talk 'From Mountain, Desert and Palace: a journey through Indian embroidery' will be held at the Old Skating Rink Gallery in Norwich and accompanied by an exhibition of embroideries from the Indian subcontinent. 

Location: Country and Eastern, The Old Skating Rink Gallery, 34-36 Bethel Street, Norwich, NR2 1NR
Time: 6 pm

As places are limited it is essential to reserve a place by Tuesday 6th November by emailing: info@sadacc.co.uk or phoning 01603 663890.

Friday, 5 October 2012

Mapping India

 Mapping India (HB)

Dr. Manosi Lahiri, founder of ML Infomap and author of the excellent new book Mapping India published by Niyogi Books, will be in London soon giving two lectures. On Monday October 15th she will address the Royal Geographical Society with a lecture entitled 'Five centuries of mapping India' (see http://www.rgs.org/whatson/london+lectures/monday+night+lectures.htm) and on Wednesday the 17th she speaks at the Nehru Centre (see http://www.nehrucentre.org.uk/events/details/article/an-audiovisual-presentation-on-the-book-mapping-india-dr-manosi-lahiri.html.).

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Open access journal, Himalaya, has new editors

Himalaya, the journal of the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies, has new editors.  Sienna Craig is Associate Professor of Anthropology at Dartmouth College, with a research interest in social study of medicine across the Himalayan region.  Mark Turin is Program Director of the Yale Himalaya Initiative and directs the Digital Himalaya Project at Cambridge and Yale universities.

The new editors write: 'We are honored to be taking over the editorship from Arjun Guneratne, who has worked tirelessly over the last five years to develop an already strong publication into an internationally recognized peer-reviewed journal. Through an innovative partnership with the Macalester College library over the duration of his editorship, Arjun has built an open-access, online repository of the entire back archive of HIMALAYA that is freely available to all, with a rolling two-year window for recent issues to be uploaded and viewable. This makes our journal a leader in the 'open access movement', the practice of providing unrestricted access via the Internet to peer-reviewed scholarly work, a policy to which we - as the incoming editors - are deeply committed'.

Volume 31 was published last week. Volume 32, a special issue on Ladakh, is expected to be published by December 2012. Volume 33 will be the first issue produced through the Dartmouth-Yale partnership, and a themed issue on gender in the Himalaya is being explored.  The new editors are also keen to include papers presented at the Second ANHS Himalayan Studies Conference convened by Dr. Mahendra Lawoti at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, Michigan, in September 2012.

The editors invite readers to get in touch with them with any questions or proposals for future themed issues, and to visit their website for further information about ANHS Publications, http://www.anhs-himalaya.org/publications/