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Liz’s Object Proposal

Object Proposal: Contextualizing Physical and Iconographical Crossroads Objects Ampulla of Saint Menas Omeka: no info 6th-7th centuries CE (similar examples at the Cleveland Museum of Art and Walters Art Gallery) Further information on Columbia’s “Treasures of Heaven” and individual museum pages Dish from Bol' she Anikovskoe with the Siege of Jericho and Joshua Conquests 9th-10th [...]

By | 2018-01-07T14:25:20-05:00 March 15th, 2016|Liz, Object Proposals|0 Comments

Buddhism, Hinduism, and Multilinguism

I would like to concentrate on three topics, which are quite closely interrelated. Buddhism and Buddhist art in Sogdiana: the Sogdians as transmitters of Buddhism from India to the East. On several occasions we hear and read that there were numerous traces of Buddhist influence in Sogdiana. Numerous iconographic borrowings can be observed in Sogdian [...]

By | 2016-03-22T15:03:45-05:00 March 2nd, 2016|Maria, Theme Proposals|0 Comments

Aleena’s Theme Proposal

Themes: Religion People Language/Text In choosing my themes I ended up looking at the three themes under one umbrella theme and how they connect to and provide information about each other. I would consider my main theme to be religion. Most of our readings have shown that Sogdian religion has neither been singular or constant. [...]

By | 2016-03-13T22:10:40-05:00 March 1st, 2016|Aleena, Theme Proposals|0 Comments

Theme Proposal

For my project, I would like to work within the people and religion themes. From what I have learned of the Sogdians thus far, it seems like you cannot separate the two from each other. Religion (or at least the structure of) leaks into their architecture, burial rites, and possibly everyday life. Within these larger [...]

By | 2016-03-30T12:00:54-05:00 March 1st, 2016|Leslie, Theme Proposals|0 Comments

Joanna’s Theme Proposal

I - Sogdian Women I am interested in studying the roles and status of Sogdian women. The material that we have looked at so far presents women in essentially two contexts: as wives, or as “dancing girls”, the latter bearing a connection to either an appearance or a reality of prostitution. Valerie Hansen notes that [...]

By | 2018-01-07T14:25:21-05:00 March 1st, 2016|Joanna, Theme Proposals|0 Comments

Sarah’s Theme Proposal

The People -Who are they? -Physical aspects (at home and abroad) -Self-image -Biographies/stories I am interested in humanizing the Sogdian’s history and I can do so through focusing on biographies and stories. This was inspired by the story of Xuanzang and how we know of his travels through his detailed writings to Huili (Hansen). In order to [...]

By | 2018-01-07T14:25:21-05:00 February 29th, 2016|Sarah, Theme Proposals|0 Comments
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