Textile Art in the Graeco-Roman World, 26th-27th September 2019 - Student Bursaries now available

The provisional programme for our 2019 CARC workshop, kindly supported by Jean-David Cahn and Tony Michaels, is now available.  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. Subjects will have a wide chronological and geographical range, but will revolve around a shared set of art-historical and archaeological questions.

This international workshop will take place in Oxford on Thursday 26th and Friday 27th September 2019. All are welcome and attendance is free, but booking is necessary. Please book now by emailing carc@classics.ox.ac.uk 

Download the draft abstract here.

Download the draft programme here.  Please check the latest version for updates and time changes.

Student Bursary Opportunity

We are delighted this year to be able to offer two student bursaries for this workshop. These are intended to support undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled on University programmes or due to start by October 2019.  Each bursary covers up to £100 in support of travel and accommodation expenses. 
Please apply by emailing carc@classics.ox.ac.uk with a letter of no more than 500 words including an estimate of costs.  The closing date for applications is noon on Monday 2nd September and successful applicants will be notified shortly after this time.  Payment will be made after the event on submission of receipts (please note that reimbursement can take up to six weeks). 

Image: second-century AD painted linen shroud from Roman Egypt. Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (CC0 licence).

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


Previous Events

Gandharan Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum: 21st June 2019
The Global Connections of Gandharan Art: 18th-19th March 2019
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