History of Art & Architecture

Mapping of Mughal landscapes in the valley of Kashmir, India

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Overview

This research project undertakes part of the mapping of the Mughal gardens and Mughal roads in the valley of Kashmir, India, as well some ancient heritage sites. Research Assistance will help with a study of the typologies and layouts of Sixteenth and Seventeenth century gardens and landscapes in the valley through the development of maps and plans.

The ideal candidate has an interest in landscape and history, garden and cultural landscapes, and is an enthusiastic researcher with a level of skills in drawing plans and maps. The research will make use of Adobe Illustrator and potentially AutoCad or GIS. The main responsibilities will include an analysis of existing and lost features of historic sites and translate the findings into a series of maps that illustrate the evolution of the sites and valley-wide Mughal networks. Looking for a BU undergraduate student under the UROP Humanities Scholars Award for 20 to 40 hours a week during the summer.

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