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Pilgrimage: Physical and Spiritual Journeys
To mark Easter and also as a taster for our forthcoming pilgrimage story and new online exhibits, Professor Catherine Cubitt gives a brief introduction to early Christian pilgrims from Britain and the many perils of their journeys.
Meeting between Asia and Europe: The Nara to Norwich Workshop in Istanbul
A reflection on the workshop hosted by colleagues in the Department of History and Asian Studies Centre, Boğaziçi University in Istanbul, in collaboration with SISJAC and funded by Toshiba International Foundation in spring 2023.
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Lunar New Year: Down a Rabbit (Hare?) Hole
Each new year is associated with an animal in a 12-year cycle which is found across the eastern Silk Roads and 2023 is the year of the hare or rabbit. This recalls a design which is found across the Silk Roads in Buddhist, Christian and Islamic contexts, the so-called ‘Three Hares’.