The 2020-2021 Gandhara Connections Lecture: Rory Stewart (title to be confirmed)

    Save the date! We're delighted to announce that this year's Gandhara Connections Lecture will be given online by Rory Stewart at 6.00pm BST on 2nd June 2021.

    For our fourth annual Gandhara Connections lecture we go online, with the former diplomat, politician, writer, walker, and polymath, Rory Stewart OBE. Among his many interests, the history and heritage of the 'Gandharan' regions, in Afghanistan and Pakistan, have been an abiding concern, notably in his writing (his bestselling The Places in Between) and his work through the Turquoise Mountain Foundation.

    More details of this lecture will be announced soon, but it is possible to register now through Crowdcast on:

    Buddhist Artistic Expressions of Enlightenment: a special online Gandhara Connections talk by Dr Kurt Behrendt

    We are delighted to announce this special talk taking place on Monday 1 February 2021 at 2.30pm GMT as part of the Gandhara Connections project's regular programme of collaborations with museums.

    Dr Kurt Behrendt, the curator responsible for the Gandharan works in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, will use this remarkable collection as a springboard for exploring ancient Buddhist art.

    The online talk will be followed by the chance to ask questions through the Crowdcast platform, and a recording will later go on our website

    Sign up to join us and watch the talk after the event using the Crowdcast link below:  

    The Gandhara Connections project is generously supported by the Bagri Foundation and Richard Beleson.

    Online International Workshop: The Rediscovery and Reception of Gandharan Art

    Following the postponement of our 4th Gandhara Connections International workshop earlier this year, we are delighted to announce that the event will now take place online via Zoom on 24th-26th March 2021. The recording of the workshop will go on the website afterwards.

    Revised workshop abstract

    Provisional programme

    All are welcome and places are free but please book by emailing:


     Photo: Andrew Amstutz (Lok Virsa Museum, Islamabad), from LSE Blog.


    Beazley Archive Pottery Database (BAPD) reaches 120,000 records

    We are delighted to announce that the Beazley Archive Pottery Database has just topped 120,000 records – our goal for celebrating the 50th anniversary of the archive as a public resource (and Sir John Beazley’s death in 1970). We are immensely grateful to all who have supported the project over the years, including the British Academy, the Monument Trust, private donors, and the Oxford Faculty of Classics.  We also take this opportunity to thank our BAPD researchers, Dr Thomas Mannack and Dr Diana Rodríguez Pérez, their various predecessors over the years, Greg Parker, who developed and still maintains the BAPD, and particularly CARC’s former director (and founder), Prof Donna Kurtz, who created it in its original form some 40 years ago.


    This year’s annual CARC workshop was intended to celebrate our anniversary with the subject of ‘Beazley for the 21st Century’. The covid19 emergency unfortunately obliged us to postpone, but we will update you on new arrangements, very provisionally scheduled for around the end of September 2021.




    Previous Events

    Postponed: Gandhara Connections Workshop, The Rediscovery and Reception of Gandharan Art
    CARC 2019 Gandhara Connections Lecture - On Heracles’ Track to the Indus: Dr Llewelyn Morgan
    CARC Gem Workshop 2019 - Wednesday 6th November
    Textile Art in the Graeco-Roman World, 26th-27th September 2019
    Gandharan Art in the Victoria and Albert Museum: 21st June 2019
    The Global Connections of Gandharan Art: 18th-19th March 2019
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