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Week beginning Monday 24 November 2014

Monday 24 November 2014

10.30am:
  • States, frontiers and conflict
  • Borderlands frontier regions and are a vantage point for understanding processes of statebuilding and contestation, development and transformation. This workshop brings together a multidisciplinary team to develop collaborative research around borderlands and frontiers  and to inform policy debates about statebuilding, peacebuilding and development.

5.15pm:
6.15pm:
7.00pm:

Tuesday 25 November 2014

9.00am:
5.00pm:
5.15pm:
5.15pm:
5.30pm:
  • Panel on the Iranian Economy
  • Hassan Hakimian, LMEI; Parvin Alizadeh, Boston University Study Abroad; Kamiar Mohaddes, University of Cambridge; Sima Motamen-Samadian, Centre for the Study of Advanced and Emerging Markets
  • Part of the LMEI's Tuesday Evening Lecture Programme on the Contemporary Middle East, The Middle East - Changing Economic and Political Landscapes.

Wednesday 26 November 2014

9.00am:
12.00pm:
1.00pm:
1.00pm:
2.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.00pm:
5.00pm:
7.00pm:

Thursday 27 November 2014

9.00am:
5.15pm:
6.30pm:
  • Beyul: Hidden Valleys
  • Dr Fabian Sanders (Venice)
  • Scholars usually regard the sku-bla as a mountain deity, with differing views on whether this cult is a foreign import or central to Imperial Tibetan religion. A re-examination of the relevant passages shows that the sku-bla is a ceremony central to the ideology of sacral kingship in the Old Tibetan Empire. It created a bond of vassalage between the celebrant and the Tibetan emperor, and was performed by vassals of the emperor rather than the royal court itself.

Friday 28 November 2014

9.00am:
10.00am:
12.00pm:
1.15pm:
5.30pm:
  • Buddhas, masters, and protectors: The 'hierophantic choreography' of Tibetan illustrated prints
  • Marta Sernesi (LMU, Munich)
  • This lecture treats woodcut images in Tibetan xylographs from the 15th to the 17th centuries. Focusing on specific examples—such as the 1539 first edition of the bKa' gdams glegs bam—it discusses the conventions governing the choice and display of the figures on the page, in order to illustrate how images may recount stories of textual transmission and relate information about the circumstances of production of the books.

Saturday 29 November 2014

10.00am:
11.00am: