On Heracles’ Track to the Indus: Llewelyn Morgan to give next annual lecture for CARC Gandhara Connections project

Oxford University's own Dr Llewelyn Morgan will give CARC'S 2019 Gandhara Connections Lecture on 'Heracles' Track to the Indus: Ancients and Moderns in the Swat Valley'. Dr Morgan is Associate Professor of Classical Languages and Literature and author of The Buddhas of Bamiyan (2012), which reflects his longstanding interest in Graeco-Roman connections with Central Asia and India.

The lecture will take place at 5pm on Thursday 14th November 2019 in the Ioannou Centre, 66 St Giles', Oxford OX1 3LU. A video will be made available online afterwards.

All are welcome to attend, but please book (for free) by contacting us: carc@classics.ox.ac.uk


Gandharan Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum: 21st June 2019

A Gallery Talk and Discussion in the V&A
As part of our Gandhara Connections project and in collaboration with colleagues at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum we will be hosting a public tour and discussion in the Museum, focusing on some of the highlights of the V&A’s famous collection of Gandharan sculpture. The tour will be led by V&A curator Nick Barnard and CARC’s director, Peter Stewart. We shall be considering the sculptures both in their South Asian context and in relation to Graeco-Roman connections.
The tour will take place in the Museum 10.15-11.15 am on Friday 21st June 2019.  Places for this small-group tour are very limited and currently all are fully booked. We are compiling a reserve list and if you would like to be added to this list, please contact the Classical Art Research Centre: carc@classics.ox.ac.uk (tel. 01865 278083).  We may also give priority to students and those who do not normally have an opportunity to access museum collections in this way.

We plan to film the talk so that it can be made accessible to a wider audience through the 
Gandhara Connections webpages (note that the audience will not appear on film but may be audio-recorded).

Save the date for the CARC 2019 workshop: Textile Art in the Graeco-Roman World, 26th-27th September 2019

We are delighted to announce the subject of our 2019 CARC workshop, kindly supported by Jean-David Cahn and Tony Michaels.  Textile Art in the Graeco-Roman World will focus on the visual imagery of ancient textiles from Archaic Greece to late antiquity, asking questions about a fundamentally important art tradition which we glimpse through extraordinary chance survivals and representations in other media. The international workshop will take place in Oxford on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th September. The draft abstract is downloadable here and we will be announcing details in the coming months. All are welcome and you can book now for free by emailing carc@classics.ox.ac.uk

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