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The American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS) was founded nearly sixty years ago to further the knowledge of India in the United States by supporting American scholarship on India. The programs of AIIS foster the production of and engagement with scholarship on India, and promote and advance mutual understanding between the citizens of the United States and of India. AIIS seeks to provide access to scholarship about India to a wide and diverse audience.Through this podcast series, we hope to explore various exciting AIIS initiatives and engage with our current and former fellows, students, instructors, and researchers in this challenging time for connection.
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In this episode we'll speak with AIIS Book Prize winner Dr. Dipti Khera, Associate Professor of Art History in the Department of Art History and Institute of Fine Arts at New York University, about her new book The Place of Many Moods: Udaipur’s Painted Lands and India’s Eighteenth Century. We'll hear about Dr. Khera's experience with the American Institute of Indian Studies, navigating the publishing landscape, the expansive world of moods and aesthetics, and the complexities of interdisciplinary scholarship. Joining us to discuss the AIIS Book Prize and lead us into discussion on The Place of Many Moods is Dr. Deborah Hutton, Professor of Art History at The College of New Jersey. The Place of Many Moods is out now through Princeton University Press. You can learn more about this project through Dr. Khera's rich, multimodal book website: theplaceofmanymoods.org.Produced by AIISMusic "Desh" by Stephen Slawek
In this episode we’ll learn about the museum initiatives from the AIIS Center for Art & Archaeology to share best practices in museum curation and exhibition development between the US and India. The Center for Art & Archeology held its All India Museum Summit in July of 2019 in New Delhi and that event spawned a five-day virtual curatorial workshop in August 2020 and a second workshop to take place in late November and early December of this year. Resources:The American Institute of Indian StudiesAll India Museum Summit Virtual WorkshopsVirtual Museum of Images and SoundsProduced by AIISMusic "Desh" by Stephen Slawek
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