Wednesday, 29 December 2010

'Sentence - to be shot to death with musquetry'

A date for your diary:

Saturday, 15 January 2011 at 14.00:   Hedley Sutton (British Library) will present a paper to the Central London Branch of the Historical Association entitled " 'Sentence - to be shot to death with musquetry': crime and punishment in early nineteenth century India". 

Venue:  Wolfson Room, Institute of Historical Research at Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1 (nearest Tube: Euston Square). There will be a small admission charge for non-members of the H.A. 
Hedley Sutton
British Library

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Royal Asiatic Society Library Temporary Closure

The RAS library will be open for the first week of January 2011 and then closed from 10th January for about 3 months while essential building work is done. This will necessitate the library collections being put into store and inaccessible for this period.

Other Society activities, including the SAALG Conference on 28th January 2011, are not affected.

For further information or an update on the progress of the building work, please contact the librarian Kathy Lazenbatt on or 020 7391 9424.

Royal Asiatic Society Lectures

The following lectures will be held in the New Year at the Royal Asiatic Society, 14 Stephenson Way, London NW1 2HD:

The Apu Trilogy: Satyajit Ray and the Making of an Epic

by Dr. Andrew Robinson (University of Cambridge)

Thursday 13 January 2011, 6pm.

Migrants, Slums and the Construction of Citizenship in Gandhi's Ahmedabad
by Tommaso Bobbio (Royal Holloway)

Wednesday 26 January 2011, 6.30pm

Please note that this is one of two RAS Student Series lectures that evening, the other being on a Japanese topic.

Lectures are free of charge and all are welcome.
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