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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies


Dunhuang Seminar Series, Michaelmas 2019

We hold a series of talks each term whose overall theme links with Dunhuang and the Silk Road. These take place in Room 7 on Thursdays. With the exception of the 24th October, all talks will begin at 3pm, lasting an hour with time allocated afterwards for questions, debate, and discussion. We welcome listeners from all fields who feel that these talks may help their own research or who are curious to know about the diverse topics covered.

Previous attendees may notice that our timings have changed, this is to make it easier for those with childcare needs to attend and present at this seminar series, but we welcome comment, compliment, and complaint!

  • Thursday, 17th October, 2019
    Professor Nicholas Williams
    Title to be announced
  • Thursday, 24th October, 2019
    * Please note: this talk will be from 5pm
    Professor Jean-Pierre Drège
    Letters from and to Xuanzang (602-664), Famous Chinese Pilgrim and Translator
  • Thursday, 7th November, 2019
    Dr Chiara Barbati
    Sogdian Manuscripts and the Religions of the Silk Road
  • Thursday, 14th November, 2019
    Dr Michelle Wang
    Pure Land Paintings of the Silk Road: Medium and Materiality
  • Thursday, 21st November, 2019
    Speaker to be announced
    Title to be announced
  • Thursday, 28th November, 2019
    Dr Hajni Elias
    Fun and Funerals: Acrobatic Entertainments on Eastern Han Stone Sarcophagi from the Southwest
  • Thursday, 5th December, 2019
    Dr Li Channa
    Towards Building A Typology of Chos grub's Calligraphy: Paleographical Studies of Several Tibetan Manuscripts found in Dunhuang

For further information, enquiries, and comments, contact:

Kelsey Granger
PhD candidate
Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies