To Hell and Back: Describing Hell in Text and Image
NEW YORK, April 15, 2023 — In the second panel discussion of To Hell and Back symposium, scholars discuss narrative imagery toward the underworlds. Speakers include Daud Ali, associate professor of South Asia Studies at the University of Pennsylvania; Nerina Rustomji, associate professor of History at St. John’s University; and Rachel Saunders, Abby Aldrich Rockefeller curator of Asian Art at Harvard University. Max Moerman, professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures at Columbia University, moderated the conversation. (1 hr., 23 min.)
To Hell and Back is an interdisciplinary symposium that explores artistic expressions of the afterlife across religious traditions in Asia, presented in conjunction with the Asia Society Museum's exhibition Comparative Hell: Arts of Asian Underworlds.