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Politics, Religion and Objects
Joint British Museum – University of Reading Webinar
This joint event celebrates the opening of the British Museum exhibition, ‘Thomas Becket – Murder and the Making of a Saint’. The exhibition focuses on connections between politics, religion and objects, which we take as the starting point to open discussions in a range of cultural and historical contexts.
Please email the Research Deans’ Office to register and receiving joining instructions.
11.00 Lloyd DeBeer and Naomi Speakman (British Museum): ‘Becket and the Recusants: St Thomas of Canterbury in the late 16th century’
11.20 Sebastien Rey (British Museum): ‘The Statue of the Praying Ruler Gudea and its Temple Plan: Ritual, Performance and Politics in Ancient Sumer’
11.40 Rachel Mairs (Classics, University of Reading): ‘Zeus and the Buddha: The Religious Politics of Indo-Greek Coins’
12.00 break (15 minutes)
12.15 Imma Ramos (British Museum): ‘Tantra and revolution in colonial India’
12.35 Alanna Cant (Archaeology, University of Reading): ‘Negotiating the sacred-historic in Mexican Catholic material heritage’
12.55 closing discussion