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New Publication "Gemstones in the First Millennium AD - Mines, Trade, Workshops and Symbolism"
RGZM (Verlag des Römisch-Germanischen Zentralmuseums) recently published the book "Gemstones in the First Millennium AD - Mines, Trade, Workshops and Symbolism", edited by Alexandra Hilgner, Susanne Greiff, Dieter Quast. The volume includes articles by Kerstin Sobkowiak, Jörg Gengnagel and Borayin Larios (researches at the Department of Cultural and Religious History of South Asia, SAI and members of the project Weltweites Zellwerk - International Framework).

"Researchers from different fields like archaeology, history, philology and natural sciences present their studies on ancient gemstones. Using precious minerals as an example, trade flows and craftsmanship, but also utilisation and perception are discussed in a cross-cultural and diachronic approach. The present volume aims at three main questions concerning gemstones in archaeological and historical contexts: »Mines and Trade«, »Gemstone Working« as well as »The Value and the Symbolic Meaning(s) of Gemstones«. This volume contains the proceedings of the conference »Gemstones in the first Millennium AD« held in autumn 2015 in Mainz, Germany, within the scope of the BMBF-funded project »Weltweites Zellwerk - International Framework«."

Further information is available here.

10 Jul 2017

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From Bondage to Citizenship: Dalit and African-American Mobilization in Two Southern Deltas
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Referent: Prof. Narendra Subramanian, McGill University, Montreal
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