Susan Conway – The Material Culture of the Tai Shan of Burma: Cosmology, Astrology and Religious Rituals

Event Date: 10 June 2010 – 6pm – 7:30pm Dr Susan Conway (School of Oriental and African Studies) The Material Culture of the Tai Shan of Burma: Cosmology, Astrology and Religious Rituals Most belief systems are built on concepts of salvation, a contest between good and evil, positive power versus negative power. People throughout the world have developed strategies for …

Emilie Savage-Smith – The ‘Book of Curiosities’: A Medieval Egyptian Guide to the Universe

Event Date: 13 May 2010 Professor Emilie Savage-Smith (University of Oxford) The ‘Book of Curiosities’: A Medieval Egyptian Guide to the Universe ———————————————– * Due to copyright restrictions, we cannot host the images accompanying the talk on this webpage. You can, however view the images on the Bodleian Library’s ‘Medieval view of the Cosmos’ pages HERE. These will open in …