South Asia Institute
South Asia Institute

"Contradictions in textual narrations and confusion in visual art: revisiting the seven weeks after the enlightenment of the Buddha"

Thu, April 16, 2015

Please join us for a public talk by Professor Osmund Bopearachchi on Friday, April 24th. His talk is titled "Contradictions in textual narrations and confusion in visual art: revisiting the seven weeks after the enlightenment of the Buddha" and will take place in the Meyerson Conference Room (WCH 4.118), UT Austin Campus from 2-3pm.

Osmund Bopearachchi is a Director of Research at the French National Center for Scientific Research (C.N.R.S), ‘Hellenism and Oriental Civilisations’ program (UMR 8546/5), and teaches Central Asian and South-Asian archaeology and art history at the Paris IV-Sorbonne University. Prof. Bopearachchi holds a Ph.D. from the Paris I-Sorbonne University, and a Higher Doctorate (Habilitation) from the Paris IV-Sorbonne University. As a Trung Lam Visiting Scholar in Central Asian Art and Archaeology (2010-2012) at the University of California, Berkeley, Prof. Bopearachchi is working on a new catalogue of Graeco-Bactrian and Indo-Greek Coins, as well as the publication of a selection of hitherto unknown masterpieces from Gandhara and Greater Gandhara dispersed in museums and private collections in Japan, Europe, Canada and United States of America.

This talk is FREE! and open to the public

Sponsored by the South Asia Institute

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