Dear visitors,

please note that our National Research Network "The Cultural History of the Western Himalaya from the 8th Century (S98)" - generously sponsored by the Austrian Science Fund - has ended on June 30th 2013. For that reason this website will no longer be updated on a regular basis.

For information on our ongoing research, events and activities please refer to the website of our Center for Interdisciplinary Research and Documentation of Inner and South Asian Cultural History (CIRDIS).

Upcoming CHWH-Events:

 

News:

New CIRDIS-project: TEXT, ART AND PERFORMANCE IN BON RITUAL

It is our great pleasure to announce that CIRDIS' “Bon-Project” has been approved by the FWF (Austrian Science Fund).

Quick facts:
Director and Coordinator: Prof. Deborah Klimburg-Salter
Principal investigator: Prof. Charles Ramble (CRCAO, Paris)
Project members: Kami Gurung, Uwe Niebuhr, Jürgen Schörflinger
Start: 2nd half of 2012
Funding period: 3 years

 
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Recent Events:

 

Lecture: Charles Ramble (École Pratique des Hautes Études) [28|06|2013]

Invitation Ramble

"Understanding the motif of mirror-imagery in Tibetan cultural representations: how useful is Perspectivist theory?".
Friday, June 28th 2013. Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Apostelgasse 23, A-1030 Vienna, Austria.

Download: Invitation Ramble [PDF]

 

Lecture: Chizuko Yoshimizu (University of Tsukuba) [14|06|2013]

Invitation Yoshimizu

"Transmission of the Mūlamadhyamakakārikā and the Prasannapadā to Tibet from Kashmir ".
Friday, June 14th 2013. Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia, Austrian Academy of Sciences, Apostelgasse 23, A-1030 Vienna, Austria.

Download: Invitation Yoshimizu [PDF]