Potala: The Palace of the Dalai Lamas

Potala: The Palace of the Dalai Lamas

Clare Harris - Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology, University of Oxford

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 11:35am to 12:50pm
Room 207, William L. Harkness Hall See map
100 Wall Street
New Haven, CT

Part of the Who is the Dalai Lama? Colloquium Series

CLARE HARRIS is a reader in visual anthropology at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography at the University of Oxford, curator for the Asian collections at the Pitt Rivers Museum, and a fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford. She is the author of In the Image of Tibet: Tibetan Painting after 1959 (Reaktion Books, 1999), which won the International Jury Prize for the best book in Visual Anthropology (awarded by the International Center for Ethnohistory) and most recently, The Museum on the Roof of the World: Art, Politics and the Representation of Tibet (University of Chicago Press, 2012). Harris also created The Tibet Album: British Photography in Central Tibet 1920-1950, a research-based, interactive website officially launched by the 14th Dalai Lama at the Pitt Rivers Museum in Oxford in May 2008.

Supported by the Council on East Asian Studies, the Freshman Seminar Office, and the Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.
China, Transregional, Tibet