British Association for South Asian Studies

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Asian Studies in Africa

Asian Studies in Africa
The Challenges and Prospects of a New Axis of Intellectual Interaction

Dates: 15 - 17 January 2015
Deadline: 1 April 2014
Location: Accra, Ghana

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Research Fellow: Rethinking the Origins of the Indian Labour Diaspora

University of Leeds, School of History
Closing date: 13th January 2015

This project, led by Professor Crispin Bates (University of Edinburgh) and Dr. Andrea Major (University of Leeds), sets out to complicate the assumption that Indian indentured labour migration around the Indian Ocean in the nineteenth and early twentieth century was nothing more than the cynical exploitation of a passive Indian labour force.

Grade: Grade 7

Salary: £31,342 to £37,394

Fixed term for 24 months from 1 March 2015

Project title: Arts and Humanities Research Council project: AH/M004910/1: 'Becoming Coolies: Rethinking the Origins of the Indian Labour Diaspora, 1772-1920'

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Amaravati: the art of an early Buddhist monument in context

Amaravati: the art of an early Buddhist monument in context

18.00 – 20.45, Friday 5 September (with registration from 17.30) Kenneth Clark Lecture Theatre, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 0RN

10.00 – 17.20, Saturday 6 September (with registration from 09.30) The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Seminar Rooms, British Museum, Great Russell Street, London WC1B 3DG

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