The Royal Asiatic Society is currently closed because of the current health crisis until further notice. However, staff will continue to work from home and should you have any enquiries, members of staff can be reached by email:

Director: Alison Ohta
Email: ao@royalasiaticsociety.org

Executive Officer: Camilla Larsen
Email: cl@royalasiaticsociety.org

Outreach/Events: Amy Riach
Email: ar@royalasiaticsociety.org

Library and Archives

Librarian: Ed Weech
Email: ew@royalasiaticsociety.org

Archivist: Nancy Charley
Email: nc@royalasiaticsociety.org

Executive Editor: Charlotte de Blois
Email: cdb@royalasiaticsociety.org

We send our best wishes to all our members and supporters. We hope everyone stays virus free and we look forward to resuming our activities once this difficult time has passed.

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A portico of four columns. Ram Raz Collection c.1825
RAS 077.001 (37-39)
Kunisato Triptych: View of Akabane, Yedo, early evening. From an album of theatrical prints presented by Herbert Charles Fanshawe, December 1923
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Tod Collection: Rana Jai Singh of Newar being weighed, Udaipur
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Demons and kings seated in two main rows. Illustration from the Adi parva of the Mahabharata.

Latest News


Due to the current health crisis The Royal Asiatic Society is postponing the award of the Bayly Prize for 2020 until we have a clearer idea of the eventualities of the current situation. The Bayly Prize will be awarded for 2020 for theses submitted to a British university in 2019 but the deadline for submission and announcement of the prize have been delayed past the April 17th date. We will keep you informed of any developments by e mail and announcements on the web site. Your submission and any references will remain valid and should your referees who have not yet submitted their references wish to do so, these will be welcomed. Thank you for your submissions and I send you our best wishes and hope that you all remain virus free. If you have any questions, please contact Alison Ohta ao@royalasiaticsociety.org.

RAS Silk Road Summer School 2020

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Upcoming Events

  1. Award of the RAS Medal

    April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
  2. Fuchsia Hart (University of Oxford)

    April 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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