Dr Sriya Iyer was awarded a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2000-2003) to work on ‘Religion, inequality and fertility in South India’. Here she describes one aspect of her research.
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Published in Review, Issue 7.
Ethnomusicologist and former British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow, Dr Rachel Harris spent long periods of fieldwork in Xinjiang, in the remote desert region of Chinese Central Asia, listening and learning about the music of the Sibe, descendants of Qing dynasty military garrisons. In this edited extract from her book, ‘Singing the Village’, Dr Harris gives a biographical sketch of a village musician G’altu, and describes a typical wedding in Çabçal, a county in Sibe.
Dr Grace Brockington describes the educational, aesthetic and political ideals underpinning Walter Crane’s art, and illustrates his views on the importance of the visual in our first encounter with written language.