The School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London has announced a gift of £20 million (approximately $32 million) from the Alphawood Foundation in Chicago to advance the study and preservation of Buddhist and Hindu art in Southeast Asia.
The gift includes £15 million ($24 million) in support of an academic program that seeks to build on the school’s research expertise and existing institutional links in Southeast Asia and will be used to fund more than eighty scholarships for students from the region and endow three new academic posts — the Hiram W. Woodward Chair in Southeast Asian Art, the David L. Snellgrove Chair in Tibetan and Buddhist Art, and a Senior Lectureship in Curating and Museology of Asian Art.
We are happy to announce that one of our most esteemed authors, Dr. Pratapaditya Pal (“Divine Images, Human Visions” and “Tibetan Sky: Woodblock Prints of Naoko Matsubara”), has had the Senior Lectureship in Curating and Museology of Asian Art named after him. Our congratulations to Dr. Pal.
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Toronto launch of Ayesha Chatterjee’s new volume of poems, “Bottles and Bones”read more
They fought the dogs and killed the cats,
And bit the babies in the cradles,
And ate the cheeses out of the vats,
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Slowly but surely, some of us think that something akin to a revolution is shaping politics around the world. I can already hear scornful, skeptical laughter greeting this tentative assertion. But hear me out.read more