Impressions of our Exhibiton "Bön - Geister aus Butter"

Some impressions of the ritual performances and events during our one month special exhibition "Bön - Geister aus Butter" at the Museum of

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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

 
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IK-Lecture: Robert Linrothe (Northwestern University, Illinois) [13|12|2013]

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"Siddhas and Sociality: A Seventeenth-Century Lay Illustrated Buddhist Manuscript in Kumik Village and Related Finds in Zangskar".
Friday, 13. of December 2013, 3:00 pm.

Invitation: ik-lecture_linrothe.pdf [PDF]

 

Conference: Negotiating Ethnicity [04-06|07|2013]

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"Negotiating Ethnicity: Politics and Display of Cultural Identities in Northeast India".
Thursday to Saturday, 4th to 6th of July 2013. University Campus, AAKH, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien.

Download: Program - Negotiating Ethnicity [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 Research will focus on the examination of unpublished Tibetan ritual texts, performances based on these works, Bon art and the material culture associated with the ceremonies.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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