Jan-Peter Hartung – Of ‘Creeds’ and ‘Guidances’: Tradition, Commentary and Canon in the Early Modern Persianate World

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 12th, 2014

Event Date: 12 June 2014 

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The Royal Asiatic Society presents:

Dr Jan-Peter Hartung (SOAS) – Of ‘Creeds’ and ‘Guidances’: Tradition, Commentary and Canon in the Early Modern Persianate World

Introduction by Professor Peter Robb (President, RAS):

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S. Frederick Starr – Lost Enlightenment: central Asia’s golden age from the Arab conquest to Tamerlane

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 27th, 2014

Event Date: 27 May 2014 

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The Royal Asiatic Society presents:

Book Launch

Lost Enlightenment: central Asia’s golden age from the Arab conquest to Tamerlane

by S. Frederick Starr

 Many think of Central Asia today as a desolate, dusty, backwater region inhospitable to learning, high culture, thriving cities, or robust commerce.  But as S. Frederick Starr, former president of the Aspen Institute, conveys in his sweeping and richly illustrated new book LOST ENLIGHTENMENT: Central Asia’s Golden Age from the Arab Conquest to Tamerlane, Central Asia had its own age of flourishing between 800 and 1200 C.E., with its effects still rippling through the modern era.

Recreating the world of Silk Road era Central Asia for the reader, Starr reveals this largely unknown story through the eventful lives and astonishing accomplishments of its greatest minds.  This vast region—stretching from modern day Kazakhstan southward through Afghanistan, and from the easternmost province of Iran through Xinjiang, China—at the time led the world in trade and economic development, the size and sophistication of its cities, the refinement of its arts, and above all, in the advancement of knowledge in many fields.  Central Asians achieved signal breakthroughs in astronomy, mathematics, geology, medicine, chemistry, music, social science, philosophy, and theology, among other subjects.  They gave algebra its name, calculated the earth’s diameter with unprecedented precision, wrote the books that later defined European medicine, and penned some of the world’s greatest poetry.  One scholar, working in Afghanistan, even predicted the existence of North and South America—five centuries before Columbus.

Introduction by Alison Otha (Director, Royal Asiatic Society):

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Caroline Humphrey – Empires and their Merchants

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 15th, 2014

Event Date: 15 May 2014 

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Professor Dame Caroline Humphrey (University of Cambridge) – Empires and their Merchants: Communication and Incomprehension on the China/Russia Border in the 19th Century

Introduction and award of the Burton Medal to  Dame Caroline by Professor Peter Robb (President, RAS):

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Robin Coningham – From the Oxus to Mysore: the Story of the Allchin Partnership in South Asian Archaeology

in Academic Service - Archive by on March 13th, 2014

Event Date: 13 March 2014 

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Presentation of the RAS Medal 2014 to Professor Bridget Allchin with a lecture in her honour by Professor Robin Coningham (Durham) – From the Oxus to Mysore: the Story of the Allchin Partnership in South Asian Archaeology

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Hans van der Ven – The Chinese Maritime Customs Service, the 1911 Revolution, and the Bond Markets

in Academic Service - Archive by on January 16th, 2014

Event Date: 16 January 2014 

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The Royal Asiatic Society presents:

Professor Hans van der Ven (Cambridge) - The Chinese Maritime Customs Service, the 1911 Revolution, and the Bond Markets

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Christoph Baumer – The Bronze Age Culture of Ayala Mazar-Xiaohe: Taklaman Desert, China

in Academic Service - Archive by on November 14th, 2013

Event Date: 14 November  2013 

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The Royal Asiatic Society presents:

Dr Christoph Baumer (Private Scholar and Explorer) – The Bronze Age Culture of Ayala Mazar-Xiaohe: Taklaman Desert, China

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Charles Schencking – The Great Kanto Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan

in Academic Service - Archive by on October 10th, 2013

 

Event Date: 10 October  2013 

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The Royal Asiatic Society presents:

Professor Charles Schencking (University of Hong Kong) – The Great Kanto Earthquake and the Chimera of National Reconstruction in Japan

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Norbert Peabody – On the Origins of Indian Nationalism

in Academic Service - Archive by on June 13th, 2013

Event Date: 13 June 2013 

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The Royal Asiatic Society presents:

Dr Norbert Peabody (Cambridge) - On the Origins of Indian Nationalism

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Max Deeg – Between Cultures – The Chinese Buddhist Pilgrim Records

in Academic Service - Archive by on May 9th, 2013

Event Date: 9 May 2013 

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The Royal Asiatic Society presents:

Professor Max Deeg (University of Cardiff) – The Chinese Buddhist Pilgrim Records

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Shihan de Silva – African Soldiers, Governors, Nawabs and Cultural Brokers in South Asia

in Academic Service - Archive by on April 11th, 2013

Event Date: 11 April 2013 

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The Royal Asiatic Society presents:

Dr Shihan de Silva (Institute of Commonwealth Studies) – African Soldiers, Governors, Nawabs and Cultural Brokers in South Asia

Introduction by Professor Peter Robb (President, Royal Asiatic Society).

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