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Our new online presence can be found at the usual: http://www.univie.ac.at/cirdis

Workshop: "Life, Memory, History and Society - Life Writings from India and Nepal"

workshop: life, memory, history and society

7th - 9th May 2015; seminar room 1 of the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies

Invitation: Workshop: "Life, Memory, History and Society" [PDF]

 

Exhibition: Discovering Tibet - The Tucci Expeditions and Tibetan Painting [04|12|2014 - 05|03|2015]

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5th December 2014 - 8th March 2015 at the Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale ´Giuseppe Tucci´ in Rome, Italy
Vernissage on Thursday, 4th December 2014, 5:30pm

Invitation: Discovering Tibet - Invitation [PDF]

Curator: Deborah Klimburg-Salter

>> Follow this link for PICTURES of the OPENING and EXHIBITION.

 

"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]

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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]

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]

 

Symposium: Sacred Topography and Cultural Transfers in the Himalayas [24-25|05|2013]

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Symposium: Sacred Topography and Cultural Transfers in the Himalayas
(Organization: Prof. Dr. Klaus-Dieter Mathes)

Time and place:
Friday+Saturday, 24th and 25th of May 2013; University of Vienna, Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, Seminar Room 1.

Download: Invitation [PDF]
Download: Program [PDF]

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Vernissage - BON Exhibition, Museum of Ethnology [31|01|2013]

"BÖN. Geister aus Butter - Kunst & Ritual des alten Tibet".
Opening event: Jannuary 31st 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Museum of Ethnology, Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien.

Invitation: Exhibition Opening [PDF]

BON Exhibition at the Museum of Ethnology [02|2013]

"BÖN. Geister aus Butter - Kunst & Ritual des alten Tibet".
Special exhibition featuring live ritual performances over the course of one month.

February 1st - March 1st 2013

Museum of Ethnology, Neue Burg, Heldenplatz, 1010 Wien.

Exhibition Catalogue: http://www.univie.ac.at/boen_geisterausbutter/e-publikation/
Seminar Student's Exhibition Website:
 http://www.univie.ac.at/boen_geisterausbutter
Exhibition Website (museum): http://www.ethno-museum.ac.at
Video Stream of the ritual performances:
http://www.ethno-museum.ac.at

Final Conference and Celebration of the NFN-CHWH [29|11|2012]

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Travel with us: "A Journey through a Decade of Research".
Thursday, 29th of November, 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Aula at the University Campus, AAKH Hof 1, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien.

Download: Program: NFN - Final Conference [pdf]

How to find us: Map of the University Campus

 

Exhibition at the KHM [12|2012 - 03|2014]

"Exhibition: Das Antlitz des Fremden. Die Münzen der Hunnen und der Westtürken in Zentralasien und Indien".
December 2012 - extended to March 2014. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Maria-Theresien Platz, 1010 Wien.

Website: KHM: Das Antlitz des Fremden

 

Envisioning History: Final Conference of the NFN + Exhibition at the KHM [29|11|2012 & 12|2012 - 09|2013] (3)

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"New Interpretative Models - A Journey through a Decade of Research".
Thursday, 9th of November, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. Aula at the University Campus, AAKH Hof 1, Spitalgasse 2, 1090 Wien.

"Exhibition: Das Antlitz des Fremden. Die Münzen der Hunnen und der Westtürken in Zentralasien und Indien".
December 2012 - September 2013. Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, Maria-Theresien Platz, 1010 Wien.

Download: Invitation: NFN - Final Conference [pdf]

 

IK-Guest-Lecture: Seira Tamang (Martin Chautari, Kathmandu) [28|06|2012]

'"Patriarchal Claw Back:" Framing female combatants and politicians in Nepal’s transition'.
Thursday, 28th of June at 6:00 p.m. University of Vienna, Department of Art History, SR1.

Download: Invitation: Seira Tamang [pdf]

Lecture: Vincent Tournier (Leiden University, NL) [19|06|2012]

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"Dynastic ideology and the development of the Bodhisattva path".
Tuesday, 19th of June at 6:00 p.m. University of Vienna, Department of Art History, SR1.

Download: Invitation: Vincent Tournier [pdf]

IK Guest-Lecture: William Sax (South Asua Institute, Heidelberg) [14|06|2012]

"An Alternative Modernity in the Western Himalaya".
Thursday, 14th of June at 18:00 p.m, University of Vienna, Department of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, SR1.

Download: Invitation: William Sax [pdf]

IK Guest-Lecture: Christine Guth (Royal College of Art, London) [30|05|2012]

"Object Agency: Theoretical Approaches to Japanese Mortuary Rites for Inanimate Objects".
Wednesday, 30th of May at 16:00 p.m, University of Vienna, Department of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, SR1.

Download: Invitation: Christine Guth [pdf]

Dialogue with Partha Mitter (University of Sussex) [15|05|2012]

"Ritual Transformation of Space: The Monumentary Artworks Leviathan and Dirty Corner by Anish Kapoor".
Tuesday, 15th of May at 1:00 p.m, University of Vienna, Department of Art History, SR2.

Download: Invitation Partha Mitter [pdf]

Lecture: Dir. Philippe Marquis (DAFA) [10|01|2012]

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"The Challenges of Archaeology in Afghanistan: Balkh - Mes Aynak - Lashkari Bazar".
Tuesday, 10th of Jannuary at 1:00 p.m, University of Vienna, Department of Art History, SR1.

Download: lecture_marquis.pdf

Reading Series: Visualizations, Representations and Drawings [11&12|2011]

Flyer: Reading Series - Prof. William Cartwright

This series of readings will develop the concept of 'the map', and provide information about why maps 'work' as representations of Space and Time.

Download: flyer_readings_cartwright_ws11.pdf

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Workshop: Challenges of cultural heritage preservation in Central Asia [18|11|2011]

Workshop: Challenges of heritage preservation in Central Asia

Workshop organised by Dr. Florian Schwarz (Austrian Academy of Sciences, Institute for Iranian Studies) within the CIRDIS Kabul Museum Project.

Download: workshop_schwarz_nov11.pdf

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Workshop: Visual Historiography [25&30|11|2011]

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This two-part workshop is the second event devoted to historio- graphies east and west; issues of historiographies from various perspectives will be explored in two workshops, one devoted to mapping and the other to art, history and archaeology.

Download: visual_historiography.pdf

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Lecture & Film: C. Ramble and K. Tsewang [22|06|2011]

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The Temple, the Home and the Village
A Double Presentation on Bonpo Exorcism Rites in Mustang, Nepal

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Lecture: Romila Thapar [01|06|2011]

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Public Lecture: Wed., June 1st 2011, 6:00 pm

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Lecture: Arthur Isak Applbaum [25|05|2011]

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"HOW CAN A CULTURE OWN ITS ARTIFACTS?"

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Summer Lecture Series 2011

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Summer lecture series: "Von Alexander dem Großen bis zu den Kalifen – Von Persepolis bis Taxila. Zur rezenten archäologischen, kunsthistorischen und numimatischen Forschung."

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Photo Exhibition: Finissage [05/04/2011]

Finissage Invitation: Cultural History of Inner- and South Asia

Finissage: "Cultural History of Inner- and South Asia"

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Prof. Charles Ramble: visiting professor for the summer term 2011

We are proud to welcome Prof. Charles Ramble (École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris) in Vienna as our visiting professor for the summer term 2011.

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Dir. Philippe Marquis (lecture)

Tuesday, 25th of Jannuary at 6:30 p.m., Department of Art History, SR1.

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Prof. Charles Ramble (reading class)

Tuesday, 11th, 18th and 25th of Jannuary 2011 at the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, SR2

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Prof. Charles Ramble (reading class, part II)

Tuesday, 3rd and 15th of March and 5th and 12th of April 2011 at the Department of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, SR3

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Field Research Report + End-Term Party [09/12/2010]

Invitation to the Lecture and End-term Party 2010

Thursday, December 9th 2010, 5:00 p.m., University of Vienna, Department of Art History, SR2.

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Pakistan Workshop [08/10/2010]

Pakistan Workshop

Friday, October 8th 2010, University of Vienna, Department of Art History, SR4.

Lectures:

Archäologische Forschungen am Oberen Indus in der Hochgebirgsregion Pakistans (Prof. Dr. Harald Hauptmann, Heidelberger Akademie der Wissenschaften)

The art of northern Pakistan and the Tibetan occupatino (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Deborah Klimburg-Salter)

Download: Pakistan Workshop 8.10.2010.pdf

Dr. Luke Treadwell

University of Oxford. "Why did the Umayyads abandon figural coinage in favour of epigraphic coinage?",
Monday, 28th June 2010, 10:30-12:30, SR1 at the Department of Art History, University of Vienna.

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"Attitudes towards figural imagery in the pre-Modern Islamic world?",
Wednesday, 30th June 2010, 10:30-12:30, SR1 at the Department of Art History, University of Vienna.

Download: Vortrag_Treadwell.pdf

Imperial Sightseeing: Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este’s Journey to India [07/07/2010 - ]

Eduard Hodek: Christmas 1892 on board of “Kaiserin Elisabeth” crossing the Red Sea. 1892, collodion paper, mounted, 20 x 15 cm, The Museum of Ethnology Vienna, Photo Collection VF_14363

Special Exhibition 7 July 2010 - Opening date: Tuesday, 7 July 2010, 7:00 p.m.

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Workshop: "Crossing Borders: Patterns of Exchange across Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, and Central Asia"

15th - 16th of March 2010. University of Vienna, Department of Art History, SR3. Monday 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. & Tuesday 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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EASAA Conference 2010, Vienna

The next conference of the EASAA (European Association of South Asian Archaeology) will be held 2010 in Vienna. Since 2007 Univ.-Prof. Dr. Deborah Klimburg-Salter is the president of the EASAA. Further information can be found on the conference website.

Distinguished Guest Researcher: Romila Thapar

Professor Romila Thapar will be in Vienna from 19th to 27th of April 2010 as Distinguished Guest Researcher for CIRDIS.

Please note the following events in your calendar:

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Workshop: „Histories of Photography in South Asia and Tibet"

With contributions by M. Gaenszle, C. Harris, Ch. Pinney.
January 18th 2010, 3-6pm, SR4, IKG.
Download: Workshop_Photography_01_2010.pdf

Prof. William Cartwright:

RMIT University, Melbourne, Australien. "Adding place to artefacts: geo-locating information". Tuesday, 15th of December 2009, 3:15 p.m. NIG (Neues Institutsgebäude), C528 (5. floor).
Download: Invitation Cartwright.pdf

past events

Dr. Melissa Kerin

College of William and Mary, 'Tracing Lines of Devotion: "A 'Bri gung Past and 'Brug pa Present at Nako's Rgya 'phags pa Temple"', Friday, 09th of October 2009, 3:15 p.m., IKG SR3.
Download File: Melissa Kerin_Oct09.pdf

Buddhistisches Kulturerbe: Heritage Preservation in the Himalaya

Friday, 19th of June 2009 (4:30 - 8:30 pm), seminar room 1 (Departement of Art History) + Auditorium C2, Campus of the University of Vienna

Dr. Rob Linrothe

Skidmore College, NY. "The solitary siddha of Sumda Choon, a puzzling portrait, an elegant elephant drawing and other reports from field (Ladakh and Zangskar, Summer 2008)",
Dienstag, 16.12. 2008 um 17:30, ISTB SR1

"Cultural Flows across the Western Himalaya"-Conference

15th - 19th of April 2009, Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.
Download File: Program Shimla conference.pdf (2.85MB)

CHIS-Workshop

Cultural History Information System of the Western Himalaya – Recent status and further development. Thursday, 15th May 2008, 9.30am - 1.00pm. NIG, room C528.
Download File: chis-workshop.pdf (21.07KB)

Afghanistan Meeting 2008

1st - 3rd October 2008. International Research Center, Institute of Research in Humanities, Kyoto University.
Download File: Afghanistan Meeting 2008.pdf (58.57KB)

Dr. Verena Widorn

University of Vienna. "Baywatch versus Kamasutra" as part of the Fakultätstag, Thursday, 17th of April (5:00 pm), Urania
Download File: Baywatch vs. Kamasutra, Verena Widorn.pdf (732.92KB)

Dr. Georgios T. Halkias

The Warburg Institute, University of London. "Notes on Travels through Kinnaur", Wednesday, 16th of April (5:15 pm), SR1, Departement of Tibetan and Buddhist Studies.
Download File: Einladung Georgios T. Halkias.pdf (4.16KB)

NFN - CIRDIS Retreat 2007

This years NFN-CIRDIS retreat is going to take place in the Hotel Schneeberghof (Puchberg am Schneeberg) from 7th to 9th of december 2007.

NFN - CIRDIS Workshop: "Verwendung von Handschriften in der Forschung der indo-tibetischen Kulturgeschichte"

Thursday, 06.12.2007 (2:00-6:00 pm) and Friday, 07.12.2007 (10:00am-1.00pm), Seminarraum 4.
Download File: MSS Workshop Programm.pdf

Dr. Verena Widorn

University of Vienna. "Der Mirkula Devi Tempel in Udaipur, Lahaul: Neue Überlegungen zur Baugeschichte eines hinduistischen Holztempels im Westlichen Himalaya", Wednesday, 05th of december 2007 (06:00 pm. c.t.), Seminarraum 1.

A New Digital Model of Ancient Rome

04.06.2007 Prof. Bernard Frischer (University of Virginia)
Download File: bernard frischer.pdf (34.46KB)

Marvels of Indian Bronze. Gods Come Alive.

15.06.2007 Dr. Baldev Raj (Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research, Kalpakkam)
Download File: Marvels of Indian Bronze.pdf (29.25KB)

An Integrated Digital Library Solution to the Documentation of Places.
The Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library

25.04.2007 Prof. David Germano (University of Virginia)
Download File: Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library.pdf (26.03KB)

Art History Database Workshop

Tuesday, 15th of April (1:30 - 5:00 pm), SR3 (IKG)

Swat and Beyond

10.01.2007 Dr. Luca Maria Olivieri (Istituto Italiano per l'Africa e l'Oriente)
Download File: Swat and Beyond.pdf (28.29KB)

Jaina Tempelarchitektur in Indien: Die Entwicklung einer eigenen Formensprache in Raum und Ritual

17.01.2007 Dr. Julia Hegewald (Südasieninstitut, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität, Heidelberg)
Download File: Jaina Tempelarchitektur in Indien.pdf (35.72KB)

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