Penn Libraries Events & Exhibitions
Image of horse rider from Nemicandrasūri, Pravacanasārodhārasūtra (India, 1652). University of Pennsylvania, Ms. Indic 26. Kislak Center.
Intertwined Worlds

On exhibit
August 23-December 22, 2017

In conjunction with the 10th Annual Schoenberg Symposium of the same theme, Intertwined Worlds explores pre-modern religious traditions of South and Southeast Asia including Jainism, Buddhism, and Hinduism as well as their influence, exchange, and integration with neighboring geographies and peoples (including their reception within Islamic and Sikh communities). It examines the shared reservoirs of narrative, artistic, and ritual practices in different historical and regional contexts. Because of the complexities of language, culture, and religion within South and Southeast Asian communities, there is strong material, iconographic, and textual cohesion that both crosses and intertwines boundaries.This exhibition highlights local and pan-geographic expressions of religious confluence by exploring technologies and traditions of manuscript culture, artistic production, shared iconographies, and textualities from the pre-modern world.
10th Annual Lawrence J. Schoenberg Symposium on Manuscript Studies in the Digital Age
Intertwined Worlds
Thursday, November 2 through Saturday, November 4, 2017
University of Pennsylvania and the Free Library of Philadelphia
Goldstein Family Gallery, Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt Dietrich Library Center, sixth floor
3420 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA
Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10am-5pm; Wednesday, 10am-8pm
For further information (215.898.7088 or rbml@pobox.upenn.edu)
free and open to the public (please show photo ID at entrance)