CFP> The Silk Roads and India from Antiquity to Modern times: History, Art, and Cultural transmission

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ACANSRS/Indira Gandhi National Centre Conference
March 29-31, 2018
@ Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi

This conference focuses on the relevance of India as the mid-point of the
Silk Roads connecting East and West, and North and South. The Silk Roads
include the Spice Routes, which were maritime routes that were important
parts of this network linking East and West. Perhaps the most lasting legacy
of the Silk Roads has been their role in bringing distant cultures and
peoples in contact with each other, and facilitating exchanges between them.
From antiquity, India has played and is still playing a major role in trade
and the exchange of material culture, artistic inspirations, philosophy, and
religions. The topics of the presentations will be selected from a wide
range of subjects related to the Conference theme from diverse fields,
including art, archaeology, history, literature, sociology, religion, and
philosophy.  Conference participants are invited from all over the world and
individuals who wish to attend are requested to send a short paper proposal
by email (100-200 words) by January 15, 2018 to:
Mariko Walter (ACANSRS) -

Please send an initial inquiry to the above by email before sending a

Individual participants are encouraged to apply for their own funding for
travel costs from their institutions although some limited accomodation can
be provided by the IGNCA. Letters of Invitation from the Centre needed to
apply for an Indian visa can be also arranged.  

Mariko Walter, Ph.D.
ACANSRS Director,
3F College House, 1430 Mass Ave., Cambridge, MA 02138