Art History Program, Asian Studies Program, and Religion Program Present
Thursday, October 3, 2019
Making the Buddha: The Origin and Development of the Buddha's Image
Campus Center, Weis Cinema
11:50 am – 1:00 pm
Robert DeCaroli, Director of the MA Program in Art History Professor, George Mason UniversityRobert DeCaroli is a specialist in the early history of Buddhism and has conducted fieldwork in India, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia. He received his Ph.D. in the South and Southeast Asian art history from UCLA. The majority of this work deals with early aspects of South Asian material culture and its interaction with forms of regional religious practice.
He is the author of two books: Haunting the Buddha: Indian Popular Religions and the Formation of Buddhism (Oxford UP 2004) , and Image Problems: The Origin and Development of the Buddha’s Image in Early South Asia (U Washington Press 2015). He is co-curator of the Encountering the Buddha exhibit at the Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. He is currently an ACLS/Robert H. N. Ho Foundation Fellow, working on a project entitled “The Gods of Buddhism: Regional Deities and Spirits in Early South Asia.”
For more information, call 845-758-7667, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time: 11:50 am – 1:00 pm
Location: Campus Center, Weis Cinema