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Printing and Patronage in Tibet

January 17, 2013 - 10:15-12:00

Guest lecture Dr. Hildegard Diemberger, organized by the research group Tibetan and Himalayan Studies.  
Dr. Diemberger is a social anthropologist and Tibetologist at the Department of Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Cambridge and director of the University’s Mongolian and Inner Asia Studies Unit (MIASU).  
Tid og sted:17. jan. 2013 10:15 – 10. jan. 2013 12:00, Undervisningsrom 2, Georg Sverdrups hus


We have the pleasure to start the research seminar series in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies this spring with an invitation to the guest lecture «Printing and Patronage in Tibet» by The lecture is open to all and will take place in Lecture room 2, Georg Sverdrup’s House.

Dr. Diemberger has published extensively on the anthropology, the cultural history and, more recently, the environmental transformations of Tibet. She is currently  particularly interested in Tibetan books as artefacts and is working on the project: “Transforming Technologies and Buddhist Book Culture: the Introduction of Printing and Digital Text Reproduction in Tibetan Societies” hosted by the University of Cambridge in collaboration with the British Library. She has also published a monograph on a Tibetan princess who promoted early Tibetan printing (“When a Woman Becomes a Religious Dynasty: The Samding Dorje Phagmo of Tibet”, Columbia University Press 2007), several articles on the materiality and the social and ritual significance of Tibetan books and, in 2012, she co-edited (with Stephen Hugh-Jones) a special issue of the French journal “Terrain” on the book as ‘object’ http://terrain.revues.org/

The guest lecture is organized by the interfacultary Research Seminar in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies series funded by Religion in Pluralist Societies (PluRel).

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Printing and Patronage in Tibet


January 17, 2013