About Alice Casalini

Alice Casalini

Contributor for Central Asia

Alice works on the Buddhist art of Northern India, Central Asia and Western China. Her current research focuses on the intersection of artistic and religious practices in the area of Gandhāra between the 1st and the 4th century and explores the resonances between cosmology and architecture in Buddhist art. Alice holds a BA and MA in Chinese Studies from the University of Venice, and is currently a PhD candidate in the department of Art History at the University of Chicago. Recently Alice has been interested in the creativity afforded by digital tools in the fields of artistic and archaeological reconstruction both as a scholar and as a visual artist and illustrator. She also hopes to explore new and exciting digital avenues in teaching and museum practices.