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KHK Visiting Research Fellow 2011, Kurator, Britisches Museum, London, Vereinigtes Königreich

Michael Willis is curator in the Department of Asia at the British Museum, London. He has curatorial charge of the early south Asian and Himalayan collections from the late centuries BCE to the circa fourteenth century CE. Before joining the British Museum in 1994 he taught art history at the State University of New York at New Paltz. Michael Willis is director and convener of the Vidisha Research Group hosted by the British Association of South Asian Studies (British Academy), London. He is also a fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society and an Honorary Research Fellow at Cardiff University. He has been a visiting professor at the Collège de France, the University of Groningen and at SOAS, University of London.

Michael Willis’ main research field is the political, cultural and religious history of north India from the fifth to the thirteenth centuries. During his time at Bochum he will investigate the inter-religious dynamics of mantra and dharani in the religious traditions of Buddhism, Jainism and Hinduism. As part of his research he will organize a conference on the topic, named “Words Without Meaning and Meaning Without Words” which is planned for spring 2012.

External Website

British Museum

2015

Willis, Michael. 2015. Detritus to treasure: memory, metonymy, and the museum. In: Sacred objects in secular spaces: exhibiting Asian religions in museums, 145–152.

2014

Willis, Michael. 2014a. The Dhanesar Kherā Buddha in the British Museum and the ‘Politische Strukturen’ of the Gupta kingdom in India. South Asian studies 30, Nr. 2: 106–115. doi:10.1080/02666030.2014.962326, https://doi.org/10.1080/02666030.2014.962326.
---. 2014b. Mantra and dhāraṇī in the religious traditions of Asia. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 77, Nr. 1: 3. doi:10.1017/S0041977X14000032, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0041977X14000032.

2013

Willis, Michael. 2013. From world religion to world dominion: trading, translation and institution-building in Tibet. In: Religions and trade: religious formation, transformation and cross-cultural exchange between East and West, 141–157.

2012

Hardy, Adam und Michael Willis. 2012. Introduction: medieval India and the Paramāra dynasty. Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland: Journal 22, Nr. 1: 5–6. doi:10.1017/S1356186311000794, https://doi.org/10.1017/S1356186311000794.
Willis, Michael. 2012a. Dhār, Bhoja and Sarasvatī: from indology to political mythology and back. Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland: Journal 22, Nr. 1: 129–153. doi:10.1017/S1356186312000041, https://doi.org/10.1017/S1356186312000041.
---. 2012b. Neelis, Jason: Early buddhist transmission and trade networks : mobility and exchange within and beyond the northwestern borderlands of South Asia. Leiden, 2011. Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland: Journal 22, Nr. 1: 188–189. doi:10.1017/S1356186311000824, https://doi.org/10.1017/S1356186311000824.
---. 2012c. Falk, Harry: Aśokan sites and artefacts : a source-book with bibliography. Mainz am Rhein, 2006. Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland: Journal 22, Nr. 1: 187–188. doi:10.1017/S1356186311000812, https://doi.org/10.1017/S1356186311000812.
---. 2012d. Brancaccio, Pia: The buddhist caves at Aurangabad : transformations in art and religion. Leiden, 2011. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 75, Nr. 3: 592–593. doi:10.1017/S0041977X12000808, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0041977X12000808.
---. 2012e. Fussman, Gérard/Quagliotti, Anna Maria: The early iconography of Avalokiteśvara. Paris, 2012. Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies 75, Nr. 3: 589–590. doi:10.1017/S0041977X1200078X, https://doi.org/10.1017/S0041977X1200078X.

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