Time: 2:00 pm
- Theme: Great Centres of Learning: Knowledge Societies and the Making of the Indian Ocean region.
This workshop proposes to focus on great centres of learning in the Afro-Asian world and their function in creating syncretic forms of religious and secular knowledge in the Indian Ocean region (IOR). Some of the centres that may be considered include Hellenistic Alexandria & Synagogue at Fustat or Old Cairo in Egypt; Aden in Yemen; Bhadresvara/ Mt. Abu in Gujarat; Nagapattinam – Brihadisvara in Thanjavur; Jambi on the Sumatran coast; Kedah on the west coast of Malaysia, etc.
- Anticipated outcome: Development of a Road Map for Trans-national nomination and formation of Working Group/s to work on identifying and researching sites associated with the theme.
- Partner Institutions
Kerala Tourism and Archaeological Survey of India