Links to other resources and websites of interest:

These links are listed by category and then alphabetically.

Please be advised that the Ancient India and Iran Trust is not responsible for the management of, or content featured on these sites.

Research projects:

Central Asian Web Resource: Macquarie University’s Ancient Cultures Research Centre, with links to the Corpus Fontium Manichaeorum project, the Mission and Inculturation: Manichaean and Nestorian experience in China project, and the China and the Ancient Mediterranean World project.

Harappa: the Indus Valley and the Raj in India and Pakistan: Multimedia archive of South Asia’s ancient and modern cultures.

The International Dunhuang Project (IDP): Ground-breaking international collaboration to make information and images of all manuscripts, paintings, textiles and artefacts from Dunhuang and archaeological sites of the Eastern Silk Road freely available on the Internet and to encourage their use through educational and research programmes.

Silk Road Seattle: A rich collection of images, text and annotated resources on the cultures of the historic Silk Road across Eurasia.

Research Funds:

The Stein Arnold Exploration Fund: The British Academy invites applications for the Stein Arnold Exploration Fund, established for ‘the encouragement of research on theantiquities or historical geography or early history or arts of those partsof Asia which come within the sphere of the ancient civilisations of India,China, and Iran, including Central Asia, or of one or more of these and sothat special consideration shall be paid, if possible, to research of thischaracter bearing upon the territories comprised in the present Kingdom ofAfghanistan including the region of ancient Bactria and in the north-westernfrontier region of India’.

SCOPE: Research should be ‘so far as possible by means of exploratory work’,and applicants must be British or Hungarian subjects.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants should be of postdoctoral status or have comparableexperience. Applications are not accepted from postgraduate students.

FUNDING: Awards are tenable for up to 24 months; the maximum grant will notnormally exceed around £2,500.

FURTHER INFORMATION: Please refer to the Scheme web page at Deadline: 4th May



Asian and African Studies, British Library

Omar Khayyam’s Rubaiyat


South East Asian Library Group


Organisations, Libraries and Archives:

Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Fitzwilliam Museum

Historians of Islamic Art Association

International Institute for Asian Studies

Khalili Research Centre, Oxford

Tempelmalerei in Sri Lanka

The Pakistan Society

Tibet Archaeology

Ummagga Jataka


Events and Programmes:

Centre of Islamic Studies, University of Cambridge: lecture series

The Courtauld Institute of Art; events calendar

Festival of Ideas: a University of Cambridge public engagement initiative that celebrates the arts, humanities and social sciences by showcasing a diverse mix of inspirational talks, performances, films, exhibitions and other creative displays.

Centre of South Asian Studies, University of Cambridge: seminar programme

British Association for South Asian Studies: news and events page

Society for East Asian Archaeology: lectures and conferences


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