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The Geography of Gandharan Art: 2nd Workshop of the Gandhara Connections Project - 22-23/03/2018, Oxford (England)




The Classical Art Research Centre will hold the second international workshop for our Gandhara Connections project on Thursday 22nd to Friday 23rd March 2018, at the Ioannou Centre in Oxford. 'The Geography of Gandharan Art' will bring together an international line-up of speakers, including a number of the leading Pakistani archaeologists dealing with Gandhara, to discuss the relationships between regional artistic traditions and other geographical questions central to the understanding of Gandharan art.


FECHA/ DATE/DATA: 22-23/03/2018


LUGAR/LOCATION/LUOGO: Ioannou Centre for Classical and Byzantine Studies (Oxford, England)



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We intend to offer a live webcast for those who cannot come in person, and to put recordings of the presentations online afterwards. Published proceedings will appear during 2019 as a free e-book.


PROGRAMA/PROGRAM/PROGRAMMA:  Disponible también en PDF/Also available in PDF/Anche disponibile in PDF     




Thursday 22nd March, 2018


1015 Welcome and Introduction

Dr Peter Stewart (Director, Classical Art Research Centre)


1030 Dr Satoshi Naiki (Center for Cultural Heritage Studies, Kyoto University)

Similarities and Differences in Gandharan Sculptures Among Regions


1130 Break - coffee and tea


1200 Prof Muhammad Ashraf Khan (Taxila Institute of Asian Civilizations, Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad) Similarities and Dissimilarities in Contemporary Art of Gandhara in the Peshawar Basin, Swat Valley, Afghanistan, and Other Areas of Greater Gandhara


1300 Lunch (provided for speakers only)


1400 Dr Abdul Samad (Director of Archaeology & Museums, Government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa)

Title to be confirmed


1500 Dr Jessie Pons (Ruhr-Universität, Bochum)

Title to be confirmed


1600 Tea/coffee break


1630 Dr Pia Brancaccio (Drexel University, Philadelphia)

Regional Workshops and Votive Stupas in the Swat Valley: An Analysis of the Evidence from Gumbat, Saidu Sharif and Panṛ

1730 Concluding comments; reception; dinner for speakers.


Friday 23rd March, 2018


0930 Dr Zarawar Khan (University of Swat, Kanju)

Title to be confirmed


1030 Break - coffee and tea


1100 Dr Abdul Ghafoor Lone (Islamabad Museum)

Title to be confirmed


1200 Dr Alexandra Vanleene (Strasbourg)

Differences and Similarities in Gandharan Art Production: The Case of the Modeling School of Haḍḍa (Afghanistan)


1300 Lunch (provided for speakers only); meeting of Advisory Committee for the Gandhara Connections project


1400 Muhammad Habibullah Khan Khattak (Peshawar; former Director of Archaeology, Department of Archaeology & Museums, Pakistan) New Research on the Buddhist Monastic Complex of Takht-i-Bahi


1500 Tea/coffee break


1530 Dr Stefan Baums (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Munich)

Place-Names Attested in Gāndhārī Inscriptions (Title to be confirmed)


1630 Dr Jason Neelis (Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario) Making Places for Buddhism in Gandharan Sacred Geography - Stories of Past and Present Births in Images and Texts


1730 Concluding discussion


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