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South Asian Iconography Topic of Semrad Lecture

South Asian Iconography Topic of Semrad Lecture

Daniel Ehnbom, director of the Center for South Asian Studies at the University of Virginia, will deliver the sixth Semrad Lecture in Non-Western Thought at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6, in the Union Pacific Room.

His topic is “Elements of South Asian Iconography.” Professor Ehnbom, who holds a Ph.D., in art history from the University of Chicago, has done extensive field research in India and Pakistan. He is the author of Indian Miniatures: The Ehrenfield Collection (1985), a monograph on 16th century Indian painting , and several articles for the Macmillan/Grove Dictionary of Art, for which he was South Asia Editor for Painting and Sculpture.

Ehnbom has held fellowships from Fulbright, the American Institute of Indian Studies, and the American Council of Learned Societies. At the University of Virginia he teaches undergraduate survey courses on Indian and Islamic art and graduate seminars in early Indian sculpture, painting, and architecture.

The Semrad Lecture Series, sponsored by the Creighton University Department of Philosophy, is funded through an endowment established by Susan and Daniel Semrad of Lincoln, Neb. Semrad is a 1971 graduate of the Creighton College of Business.

Posted: 10/27/06