Wednesday, 12 November 2014

Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund: Call for Proposals
Application forms for this special fund scheme are now available on e-GAP.

Intending applicants need to register themselves in the system, if not already registered, and should access full details by following the links to 'funding schemes' from the personal welcome page.

Stein-Arnold Exploration Fund
The Fund was established according to the terms of the Will of Sir Aurel Stein, FBA, to commemorate his friendship with Sir Thomas Arnold, FBA, for 'the encouragement of research on the antiquities or historical geography or early history or arts of those parts of Asia which come within the sphere of the ancient civilisations of India, China, and Iran, including Central Asia, or of one or more of these and so that special consideration shall be paid, if possible, to research of this character bearing upon the territories comprised in the present Kingdom of Afghanistan including the region of ancient Bactria and in the north-western frontier region of India'.

Research should be 'so far as possible by means of exploratory work', and applicants must be British or Hungarian subjects.

Level of grant: Awards do not normally exceed £2,500.
Deadline for submission of applications: 3 December 2014.
Results expected: end March 2015.
Earliest Start Date for Research: 1 April 2015.
The first two ‘Visual Constructions of South Asia’ seminars are now available as podcasts:

The Iconography of Alterity: Simla and the Visualisation of ‘British’ Enclaves in Indian Highlands (Siddharth Pandey)

‘For a little amusement’: A Brutal Look at Leisure in Early Modern Indo-Danish Relations (Josefine Baark)

For further information about this seminar series see Also, please circulate to others who may be interested.

Friday, 7 November 2014

Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture

The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Lecture
Special Lecture to mark the 125th anniversary of the birth of Jawaharlal Nehru in November 1889

Tuesday 25th November 2014

Shivshankar Menon
Formerly National Security Adviser to the Prime Minister of India

‘Jawaharlal Nehru and World Order’

Edmond J Safra Memorial Theatre at King's College London WC2R 2LS (entrance in the Strand) at 6.30pm

Kindly sponsored by
India Advisory Partners Limited

The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust