Islam, Trade and Politics Across the Indian Ocean is a research project funded by the British Academy and administered by ASEAS UK and the British Institute, Ankara. The aim of the project is to investigate links between the lands of the Ottoman Empire and early Republican Turkey on the one hand and the Muslim peoples of South East Asia on the other over the sixteenth to twentieth centuries.
The results of the project and workshop are presented in a travelling photographic exhibition, launched on the 30 May at the British Academy, London. Further details, including a leaflet which can be downloaded, are available on the website www.ottomansoutheastasia.org where the other dates and venues are also listed.
17th Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS) University of Vienna, Austria. 18 - 23 August 2014 more…
Soqotra: Life in the Arabian Periphery Thanos has an excellent collection of photographs of Socotra having participated in two expeditions there
Churchill's First War: Young Winston & the Taliban A riveting and revelatory account of Winston Churchill's first campaign, in Afghanistan in the 1890's, offering shocking parallels into today's Afghan war