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Department of the History of Art and Archaeology

Indian Art Circle

Lectures organised under the auspices of the Department of Art & Archaeology of the School of Oriental & African Studies and supported by the British Association for South Asian Studies.

All meetings will take place at the School of Oriental and African Studies, Thornhaugh Street, off Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG (Main Building or Brunei Gallery Building). 

Attendees are invited to stay for a drinks reception after each lecture.

For further information please contact Dr Mehreen Chida-Razvi (indianartcircle.london@gmail.com)

Please see the membership form to the right.

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Forthcoming Events

Persian Traders and Hindu Rulers: Excavations and Surveys in Southernmost India

Dr Robert Harding (UCL Institute of Archaeology; Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Cambridge)

12 November 2014, Brunei Gallery, B111, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Murshidabad: Forgotten Capital of Bengal

Dr Rosie Llewellyn-Jones (Independent scholar (SOAS Alumna))

10 December 2014, Brunei Gallery, B111, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Some further thoughts on the image of Shiva Nataraja

Richard Blurton (Curator, South and Southeast Asia, Department of Asia, British Museum)

7 January 2015, Brunei Gallery, B111, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

A Collection of 18th Century Cobalt Blue Mughal Glass Bottles

Tara Desjardins (PhD Candidate, Dept. of the History of Art & Archaeology, SOAS)

4 February 2015, Brunei Gallery, B111, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Captain Linnaeus Tripe: Photographer of India and Burma, 1852-1860

Professor Roger Taylor (Professor Emeritus of Photographic History, De Montfort University, Leicester) and Dr Crispin Branfoot (Senior Lecturer, Dept. of the History of Art & Archaeology, SOAS)

4 March 2015, Brunei Gallery, B111, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Karachi Pop?

Nada Raza (Assistant Curator (International Art), Tate Modern)

8 April 2015, Brunei Gallery, B111, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Discovering Nineteenth-Century Indian Silver

Wynyard Wilkinson (Independent Scholar, F.S.A. Scot) and Mary-Louise Wilkinson (Masters in Research)

The 17th Annual Toby Falk Memorial Lecture

6 May 2015, Brunei Gallery, B102, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

A significant manuscript: The illustrated Ramayana of Rana Jagat Singh of Mewar (c1649-53)

Roda Ahluwalia (Independent Scholar)

3 June 2015, Brunei Gallery, B104, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM