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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

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.

The Indian Portrait

Showed in 2010 at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The first of its kind in the UK, this exhibition tells the story of the Indian portrait over three centuries, exploring the fascinating ways in which Indian artists have approached the depiction of the human form and the changing role of portraiture in Indian history. Bringing together 60 stunning works from international collections, the exhibition will celebrate the beauty, power and humanity of these works of art.

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.








Silk Road Seattle

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

The Huntington Archive

Archive of Buddhist and Related Art. A Photographic Research and Teaching Archive at Ohio State University.

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


Nehru Trust for the Indian Collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum - India Travel Awards 2012-13

THE NEHRU TRUST for the Indian Collections at the Victoria and Albert Museum proposes to make up to three awards for the year April 2012 to March 2013 to UK-based scholars or professionals employed by museums, galleries, or other specified institutions concerned with the preservation, study and display of India's art and cultural heritage for short visits to India for the purposes of research, training, scholarship or professional collaboration.

THE AWARDS are intended to be a contribution towards the costs of maintenance and internal travel expenses within India.  Applicants are expected to fund international travel costs from other sources.

FURTHER DETAILS AND APPLICATION FORMS can be obtained from the Nehru Trust website

Completed application forms must be returned to Rosemary Crill, Asian Department, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, SW7 2RL, no later than January 31st 2012.