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- Highlights of the semester December 5, 2017
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- Hanging out with solitary buddhas August 31, 2017
- If only we could bottle the atmosphere at conferences August 30, 2017
- Categories and socks June 2, 2017
AHRC project blog: The Story of Story in South Asia
A monograph presenting my major research findings for this project has now been published by Routledge: see their page about the book here. A paperback will be available after a while.
by Naomi We have both really enjoyed working on this project, and particularly welcomed the responses from our lovely blog audience. The project is now drawing to a close and we have two announcements to make: Firstly, we will be holding a special event in Cardiff on 27th June, in which we are teaming up […]
by Naomi Last weekend I had the pleasure of attending the Spalding Symposium on Indian Religions, which was held at St Michael’s College, Llandaff, and warmly and efficiently hosted by Drs Simon Brodbeck and James Hegarty. The theme was “narrative” and so I enjoyed a packed weekend of papers on everything from Buddha-biographies to vetāla […]
by Naomi I am busy putting the final touches to my book, and one of the remaining tasks is selecting images to include. The publisher says I can have up to 21 images, black and white, inside the book, plus I would like something quite striking for the cover. It is the first time I […]
by Naomi This blog has gone a little quiet as we reach the end of the project and put together our monographs! A couple of weeks ago I finally found time to take a look at a dissertation that is of great interest to the broader frame of my research into inter-religious narrative interactions: “Dialogues […]
Monthly Archives: July 2015
A few weeks ago I listened to Stephen Fry’s musical favourites when he appeared on BBC Radio 4’s “Desert Island Discs”. One of the tracks he chose was his long-standing friend Hugh Laurie singing a blues song called “Changes” which … Continue reading
I was doing a class with some secondary school students this morning, as part of the University’s Sutton Trust Summer School (a “widening participation” initiative), and we were talking about the lifestory of the Buddha, including – of course – … Continue reading
Yesterday afternoon ended with a rather unusual errand, delivering a nineteenth century Buddhist palm leaf manuscript, wrapped in newspaper and a Homebase carrier bag, to Edinburgh University’s Special Collections in the Main Library. It was the end of a surprising … Continue reading