Tuesday, 27 June 2017

The History of Lahore and the Preservation of its Historic Buildings

Cross-posted from the Ancient India & Iran Trust blog, original post by Ursula Sims-Williams

‘The History of Lahore and the Preservation of its Historic Buildings’A Symposium to be held 13th and 14th October 2017 at Cambridge

The Ancient India & Iran Trust, in association with the Centre of South Asian Studies (University of Cambridge), is holding a symposium in Cambridge on the history of Lahore and the preservation of its historic monuments, 13-14 October 2017.

The presentations will cover a wide range of subjects, from the earliest history of Lahore and the walled city, via the glory of Mughal architecture, to the colonial period. Keynote lectures will be given by Prof Robin Coningham, Durham University: ‘Lahore’s Rich Architectural Monuments and their Current Threats’ and Fakir Syed Aijazuddin, author and researcher: ‘Lahore: Past, Present and Future’.

This will be a two-day symposium, and it is hoped that delegates will stay for both days. Sessions will take place at the Lee Seng Tee Hall, Wolfson College, Cambridge CB3 9BB and the Riley Auditorium, Clare College Memorial Court. If you would like to attend, please reserve your place by completing the registration form and sending it as an attachment to conference@indiran.org or by mail to the Conference Administrator, Ancient India & Iran Trust, 23 Brooklands Avenue, Cambridge, CB2 8BG

Provisional Programme

Registration form

The Conference organisers are grateful for support from The Bestway Foundation, Kirsten Rausing, The Malaysian Commonwealth Studies Centre, The Pakistan Society and the Thriplow Charitable Trust

Conference organisers: Nicholas Barrington, Trustee AIIT
Abdul Majid Sheikh, Wolfson College, Cambridge

Image: A picture showing the Lahore Fort and Hazuri Bagh Pavilion in 1870

Monday, 5 June 2017

96th SAALG conference programme published

Further to the SAALG blog post on 26th May  the programme for the 96th South Asia Archive and Library Group Conference at the Weston Library in Oxford on Friday 21st July is as follows:

South Asia Archive and Library Group
96th Conference

Friday 21st July 2017, 10.30-16.30
Lecture Theatre, Weston Library, Broad Street, Oxford, OX1 3BG

10.30-11.00 Arrival and coffee

11.00-11.10 Welcome by SAALG chair

11.10-11.50 Rachel Rowe (Cambridge University Library)
Archival adventures with ephemera! Fabric swatches, train timetables and music played by the Royal Marines Band. Treasures from the Queen Mary Indian collection, Cambridge University Library

11.50-12.30 Nancy Charley (Royal Asiatic Society)
Royal Asiatic Society collections: sorting the miscellaneous box

12.30-13.30 Lunch

13.30-14.05 Tour of the Weston Library

14.05-14.35 SAALG business meeting (and opportunity to visit the library’s current exhibitions for those who do not wish to attend the business meeting)

14.35-15.15 Edward Proctor (Duke University Library)
Pyrotechnical printing: fireworks advertising from Sivakasi, South India

15.15-15.45 Tea

15.45-16.30 Ashley Jackson (King’s College London) and David Tomkins (Bodleian Library)
Ephemera and the Empire: a tour through the British colonies and foreign possessions

Farzana Whitfield (fq@soas.ac.uk)
Emma Mathieson (emma.mathieson@bodleian.ox.ac.uk)

The conference fee, due on the day, will be £30.

Please confirm your attendance by emailing the SAALG Secretary on: fq@soas.ac.uk by Wednesday 12th July. Please specify any special dietary requirements.

Unfortunately, any cancellations after that date will incur a catering charge, for which we will have to invoice you.