Llewelyn Morgan: Bamiyan at the Centre and the Margins

Event Date

Mon, 09/19/2016 - 7:00pm


Room Number

Blount Auditorium


Christy Waldkirch



Dr. Llewelyn Morgan of Oxford University will offer a lecture on the monumental statues of the Buddha once found in the Bamiyan valley of Afghanistan. Bamiyan has often been entirely forgotten by the world at large, but at times also has become the focus of intense attention for people the world over. This talk investigates the role of Bamiyan in the human imagination, from the first millennium to 2016.