The 5th Gandhara Connections Lecture: Vidya Dehejia
For this 5th and final annual lecture of the Gandhara Connections project, we are delighted to host the distinguished scholar of ancient art, Vidya Dehejia (Barbara Stoler Miller Professor of Indian and South Asian Art at Columbia University). Professor Dehejia will put Gandharan imagery into the broader context of ancient Indian visual narratives.
The lecture will be held online via the Crowdcast platform, at 2pm BST on Friday 20th May 2022. There will be an opportunity for the audience to submit questions after the lecture.
For details and registration see our Crowdcast pages.
[Photo: The Times of India]
Gandharan Art in its Buddhist Context: international workshop. 佛教语境中的犍陀罗艺术：国际工作坊
We are pleased to announce that our fifth and final Gandhara Connections workshop will tackle the theme of Gandharan Art in its Buddhist Context – a fundamentally important topic for understanding this material. Owing to the ongoing challenges of the pandemic we shall be holding the workshop online using Zoom and Spatial Chat, on Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd March 2022. A programme will be released soon. The timings will accommodate live viewers in as many time-zones as possible. We aim to provide simultaneous translation into Mandarin Chinese. The recording of the workshop will also be available online, and open access proceedings will be published in March 2023.
To book a place for free please email us: firstname.lastname@example.org.
本次工作坊将在佛教语境中探讨犍陀罗艺术的主题——这是理解这种材料的一个根本重要的主题。由于大流行的持续挑战，我们将在 2022 年 3 月 21 日星期一至 23 日星期三使用 Zoom 在线举办研讨会。计划将很快发布。时间安排将容纳尽可能多的时区的现场观众。这将是我们第一次提供普通话现场口译的工作坊。
[Photo: copyright Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford]
Workshop: Beazley for the 21st Century
We are delighted to give advance notice of our next CARC 'annual' workshop, kindly supported by Jean-David Cahn and Tony Michaels: Beazley for the 21st Century. This two-day event was originally planned for our 50th anniversary year, 2020, but keen to hold it as an in-person discussion, as far as possible, after consulting colleagues we have decided to postpone it till 2022. We will confirm dates as soon as we are permitted to plan details.
Bringing together an international line-up of experts, the workshop will reconsider the extraordinary legacy of Sir John Beazley's connoisseurial work on ancient Athenian vases. It will look afresh at the potential value of his research and method for the scholarship of the next fifty years, not just in the study of ceramics or Greek art history, but also for the broader history and archaeology of the Greek world. What does the combination of breadth and granularity in the Beazleyan view of Greek painted pottery offer for understanding ancient culture and society, art, production and trade?
See the workshop abstract here, and watch this space for more information later in the year.
Fozia Naz seminar: new discoveries at Gunyar
We are delighted to announce a special seminar within our Gandhara Connections programme, revealing fascinating new insights on Gandharan archaeology: 'Gunyar Village in Malakand District, Pakistan: New Discoveries in Buddhist Archaeology'.
These findings result from archaeological survey work carried out by Fozia Naz as part of her doctoral research at the Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations, Qaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad.
The seminar will take place online via Microsoft Teams at 2pm BST on Wednesday 9th June, 2021. All are welcome to attend. Please contact us at email@example.com to book and receive joining instructions. The event will also be recorded and will be available online afterwards.