AIIT: Michaelmas Term 2017 Lecture Programme

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Lectures begin at 5.30pm. Refreshments from 5pm. All welcome

  • 20 October: Julius Lipner (University of Cambridge), this lecture forms part of Cambridge University’s Festival of Ideas: Hinduism and the elusiveness of Truth: the quest for integrity. Bookings for the Festival of Ideas will open on Monday 25 September at 11am, when a link to the FoI booking system will be made available
  • 23 October: Cameron Petrie (University of Cambridge), part of the Festival of Ideas: Climate change and collapse: a (not so) simple story of the relationship between climate and the decline of South Asia’s Indus Civilisation
    Please note this talk is held in conjunction with the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research and will take place at 5pm at the Institute, Downing Street, CB2 3ER on a Monday rather than the usual Friday
  • 3 November: Mark Elliott (University of Cambridge): Curating another India: object histories and contemporary voices
  • 10 November: Ursula Sims-Williams (British Library): Investigating the library of Tipu Sultan of Mysore
  • 17 November: Afternoon guided tour of Another India: Exploration and Expressions of Indigenous South Asia at the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology with exhibition curator Mark Elliott
    Special event for Friends of the Trust (Advance booking required)
  • 13 December: HW Bailey Memorial Lecture: Peter Frankopan (University of Oxford): title and details to be confirmed

Lectures are held at:

  • Ancient India & Iran Trust
    23 Brooklands Avenue
    Cambridge CB2 8BG

If you wish to attend the Friends’ event on 17th November, or would like to become a Friend, please download our application form or contact the Administrator on, tel. 01223 356841

Image at head: A king holds court, from Tipu Sultan’s library, 18th century (British Library IO Islamic 1255, f. 7r) Public domain

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