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BAHAR: Report on recent activities

Posted on 9 April 2015 by Geoffrey Samuel

I haven't posted anything to this blog since 2012. There have been updates on the main BAHAR site, but I will add a note here too. Santi and I have […]

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BAHAR Seminar, Wednesday May 2, 2012: Dr David Smith

Posted on 7 February 2012 by Geoffrey Samuel

To conclude our seminar series for the 2012 Spring Semester, Dr David Smith, a well-known scholar on Indian religion and art, recently retired from the Department of Religious Studies (now […]

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BAHAR Seminar, Wednesday April 25, 2012: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky II

Posted on 7 February 2012 by Geoffrey Samuel

This discussion seminar, on Wednesday April 25th, 2012, is the second of two meetings in which we will discuss the work of the distinguished Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986). Tarkovsky's […]

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BAHAR Seminar, Wednesday March 28, 2012: Prof. Geoffrey Samuel

Posted on 7 February 2012 by Geoffrey Samuel

Geoffrey Samuel will present a seminar, "Tibetan ritual dance as public performance and state ceremony: the evolution of the Tsechu in Bhutan and the 2011 Dochu La festival," deriving from […]

 

BAHAR Seminar, Wednesday March 14, 2012: The Films of Andrei Tarkovsky I

Posted on 7 February 2012 by Geoffrey Samuel

This discussion seminar, on Wednesday March 14th, 2012, is the first of two meetings in which we will discuss the work of the distinguished Russian filmmaker Andrei Tarkovsky (1932-1986). Tarkovsky's […]

BAHAR Seminar, Wednesday February 22, 2012: Sheldrake’s Science Delusion

Posted on 7 February 2012 by Geoffrey Samuel

Rupert Sheldrake's new book The Science Delusion (Coronet, 2012) is a frontal attack on many of the core assumptions of simplistic scientific materialisms. Sheldrake's title is an ironic reminder of […]

BAHAR Seminar, Wednesday February 29, 2011: Prof. Nicola Tannenbaum

Posted on 7 February 2012 by Geoffrey Samuel

Nicola (Nikki) Tannenbaum, Professor of Anthropology at Lehigh University, Pennsylvania, will present a seminar, 'Flying his soul to heaven: the funeral for the abbot of the Naaplaatsaat temple, Maehongson, Thailand' […]

BAHAR Seminar Series on Adam Curtis Films

Posted on 5 October 2011 by Geoffrey Samuel

BAHAR is holding a series of three seminars this autumn to discuss some of the themes raised by Adam Curtis in his provocative series All Watched Over by Machines of […]

BAHAR Seminar, Thursday October 20, 2011: Léon van Gulik

Posted on 28 September 2011 by Geoffrey Samuel

Drs Léon van Gulik of Radboud University, Nijmegen will give a seminar, 'Making sense of talking to trees and barking at the moon: Explorations of the ritualized exchange of self […]

BAHAR Seminar, Thursday November 10, 2011: Ann David

Posted on 28 September 2011 by Geoffrey Samuel

Dr Ann David (Principal Lecturer, Dance Department, University of Roehampton) will give a seminar, 'Boundaries of the body: extreme bodily ritual practices in Tamil Hindu communities in Britain' on Thursday […]