Empires of Faith Project

respro empfaith gandhara 304Why did new religious imagery and iconographies emerge in different religious traditions across Asia and Europe in the period AD 200-800?

Did these developments influence and inspire each other, or were they separate evolutions occuring independently thousands of miles apart?

These questions, and more, will be addressed by a major research project conducted in partnership between the British Museum and the University of Oxford. Taking the broadest possible view, the project will examine imagery from those religions that have survived and many lost religions, from the cults of the Roman Empire to Manichaeism, from Britain and Spain in the west to the Indian subcontinent and the borders of China in the east.

Three post-doctoral research positions and five doctoral scholarships (see below) are to be awarded as part of the Empires of Faith Project.

For further details see here