The Newsletter 67 Spring 2014

Cultural Heritage: Environment, Ecology and Inter-Asian Interactions

Michiel Baas

International conference report

6-8 January 2014, Nalanda University, Bigar, India Jointly organised with IIAS

FROM 6-8 JANUARY 2014 Nalanda University hosted a highly successful conference on ‘cultural heritage’ specifically highlighting the role inter-Asian connections and environmental /ecological factors have played in the establishment and continued existence of heritage sites. Keynotes were delivered by Professors Engseng Ho, Akira Matsui and Frederick M. Asher. The final session of the conference on the heritage of Bihar was held on the lawn of the archaeological museum, right opposite the ruins of the ancient university of Nalanda itself.