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Amar Publishes Chapter in Edited Volume

Abhishek Amar, assistant professor of religious studies, published a chapter titled "The Buddhaksetra of Bodhgaya: Sangha, Exchanges and Trade-Networks," in the volume titled Religions and Trade: Religious Formation, Transformation and Cross-Cultural Exchange between East and West, Leiden: Brill, 2013.  More ...

From left, ITS Educational Technologist Ted Fondak, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar and Professor of French John O'Neal in front of a painting of the Buddha in India.
Amar Meets with Hamilton Colleagues in India

Taking a break from his research in Bodhgaya, India, in January, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar met with Professor of French John C. O’Neal and ITS Educational Technologist Ted Fondak.  More ...

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Amar Presents Paper at American Academy of Religion Conference

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar organized a panel titled "Transformations and Reconfigurations of Sacred Sites in South Asia" at the Annual Conference of American Academy of Religion in Baltimore from Nov. 22 to 26.  More ...

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Amar Presents Paper at Annual South Asia Conference

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar participated on a panel titled "Politics of Religion: Patronage, Identity and Religious Centers in the Early Medieval India"' at the Annual Conference on South Asia at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Oct. 17-20.  More ...

Teaching Award recipients Lydia Hamessley and Rob Knight. Missing from photo: Abhishek Amar.
Teaching Awards Presented to Amar, Hamessley and Knight

Hamilton College’s highest awards for teaching were presented to three faculty members during the annual Class & Charter Day ceremony on May 13. Professor of Music Lydia Hamessley, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar and Rob Knight, assistant professor of art, received awards. Assistant Professor of Government Ted Lehmann was named the recipient of Student Assembly’s Sidney Wertimer Award.  More ...

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Amar Presents Paper at University of Pennsylvania Workshop

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar presented a paper at a workshop titled “Local Domains/Translocal Claims: New Histories of the ‘Local’ in South Asia” organized by the South Asia Studies department, University of Pennsylvania, on April 12.  More ...

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Plate Awarded Grants

Visiting Associate Professor of Religious Studies S. Brent Plate recently received grants from the American Philosophical Society and the Central New York Humanities Corridor from an award by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for two projects.  More ...

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Amar Presents Invited Talk in India

Abhishek Amar, assistant professor of religious studies, presented an invited talk on July 24 in the department of history at the Hyderabad Central University in India. In “Conflict and Coexistence: Buddhist Hindu Interactions in the Early Medieval Eastern India” Amar examined the role of Hinduism in the disappearance and decline of Buddhism in India.  More ...

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Amar Discusses Exploration of Religious Centers in India

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar presented an invited lecture about the beginning of exploration and excavation of ancient religious centers on July 12 at the Deccan College Post Graduate Research Institute in Pune, India.  More ...

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Amar Co-Edits Volume on Bodh Gaya

Visiting Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Abhishek Amar co-edited Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on a Contested Buddhist Site: Bodh Gaya Jataka, a volume in the Routledge Press South Asian Religion Series.  More ...

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