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The Sealinks Project is collaborating with the Ashmolean Museum to offer various activities and events on Thursday 7 November, including gallery tours and an evening lecture series.  The event is linked to the Proto-Globalisation in the Indian Ocean Conference, which is welcoming 100 scholars and students from around the world for 3 days of presentations, discussions and debates.  The Ashmolean Museum events offer interested members of the public the opportunity to engage with the latest ideas about the Indian Ocean and the world’s first steps towards globalisation.  Gallery talks will also provide an opportunity to go behind the scenes of the museum for a closer look at objects.


Special Gallery Tour

Ancient Globalisation: from the Indus to the Aegean

Thursday 7th November, 2, 3 and 4pm, Gallery 21

Gallery talk with an opportunity to visit the Antiquities Study Room for a close look at objects. Free, places (maximum 10) allocated on a first-come basis.

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Evening Lecture

The early Indian Ocean world and the origins of globalisation

With Himanshu Prabha Ray (National Monuments Authority, New Delhi), Mark Horton (University of Bristol), Nicole Boivin (University of Oxford), and J.D. Hill (British Museum)

Thursday 7th November , 5-6.45pm, Headley Lecture Theatre

Four distinguished archaeologists come together to present the latest thinking on early globalisation.

No ticket required but seat reservation recommended. Please e-mail

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