I wanted to draw attention to a very exciting lecture taking place on Thursday November 15 in the Asian Reading Room of the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. Richard Salomon will discuss LC’s Gandhara birch-bark scroll, which dates from around the beginning of the Common Era. A translation of the scroll appears in Dr. Salomon’s new publication, The Buddhist Literature of Ancient Gandhara (https://lccn.loc.gov/2017026919).
If possible, please join us in the Asian Reading Room on Thurs Nov 15 at 4pm! And please feel free to spread the word to any groups, listservs, and the like with folks who may be interested. The event flyer is available from LC’s 4 Corners of the World blog: http://blogs.loc.gov/international-collections/2018/10/4-corners-international-collections-program-calendar-10-19-2018/salomon-flyer-new-with-logo/. If you cannot join us on Nov 15, we will record the lecture and release it as a webcast about 5-6 weeks afterwards.
South Asia reference librarian
Asian Division, Library of Congress