Happy Losar 2142!

Happy Losar 2142!

CIRDIS and the Bon-project wish you a HAPPY LOSAR 2142! The picture was taken by Uwe Niebuhr during the bon losar celebrations at the end of our last field research trip to Kathmandu, Nepal.

 

OUT NOW - Cultural Flows Across the Western Himalaya

Cultural Flows Across the Western Himalaya

We are pleased to announce that the proceedings to our conference "Cultural Flows Across the Western Himalaya", held in 2009 in Shimla, India, are now available at the AAS press. In addition to the printed book a digital version is available for free under an open access policy: http://epub.oeaw.ac.at/7585-8.

 

Exhibition: Tucci - Tibetan painting collection

Discovering Tibet - Impressions from the exhibition

Discovering Tibet: The Tucci Expeditions and Tibetan Painting
The National Museum of Oriental Art "Giuseppe Tucci"
December 5th - March 8th
Curator: Deborah Klimburg-Salter

 
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OUT NOW - Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the "European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art". Vol. 1

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We are happy to announce that the first volume of the Proceedings of the 20th Conference of the European Association for South Asian Archaeology and Art (Vienna 2010), edited by Deborah Klimburg-Salter and Linda Lojda, is now available at Brepols.

 

"Transformative Exchange: Art, Science and Technology in Italy and East Asia in the 16th and 17th Century": Workshop + Keynote Speech by Eugene Wang [16-17|05|2014]

Kenyote: Eugene Wang

Keynote Speech by Prof. Eugene Wang (Abbey Aldrich Rockefeller Professor of Asian Art, Harvard University): "How Chinese Art and European Science Could Have Crossed Paths? Fan Qi (1616-1694), Leibniz, Kircher ant the Vanishing Point."
Friday, 16th of May, 6:00 p.m. Seminar Room 1, Department of Art History.

Workshop: "Transformative Exchange: Art, Science and Technology in Italy and East Asia in the 16th and 17th Century".
Friday, 16th to Saturday 17th of May. Seminar Room 1, Department of Art History.

Download: Program - Transformative Exchange [PDF]

Our new 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

 

The aim of this project is to carry out fundamental research on rituals and art of the Bon religion. The three axes of research indicated by the title are intended to underscore the principle that none of these components can be adequately represented in isolation, and that an integrated approach must be adopted to do justice to the richness of the material. Research will focus on the examination of unpublished Tibetan ritual texts, performances based on these works, Bon art and the material culture associated with the ceremonies. The documentation of these objects will in turn require the study of published – mainly canonical – Tibetan commentaries and interviews with contemporary artists, craftsman and lamas.
The Bon-Project benefits from CIRDIS' unique framework that is built on many years of experience in interdisciplinary research and net-based transdisciplinary publications on Tibetan culture. The Bon-Project's members have developed the expertise necessary to create a web-based resource that can adequately represent the complexity of the project’s anticipated outcome.

 
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