LECTURE> Asian Representations and Constructions of Space (ARCS) Winter Schedule

Dear list members,
 
With generous support from the Stanford Humanities Center, the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford, and the Stanford Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures, History, and Religious Studies, I am happy to announce the Winter schedule for the Geballe Research Workshop series, Asian Representations and Constructi

LECTURE> Asian Representations and Constructions of Space (ARCS) Winter Schedule

Dear list members,
 
With generous support from the Stanford Humanities Center, the Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford, and the Stanford Departments of East Asian Languages and Cultures, History, and Religious Studies, I am happy to announce the Winter schedule for the Geballe Research Workshop series, Asian Representations and Constructi

Lectures - Aga Khan Program at MIT Spring 2018 Lectures & Events (Cambridge, MA)

SPRING 2018 LECTURES AND EVENTS
 
REMEMBERING & REBUILDING
 
February 26
Learning from Dadaab: An Architectural History of Forced Migration
Anooradha Iyer Siddiqi
Postdoctoral Fellow
Mahindra Center for the Humanities, Harvard University
 
 
March 12
Plunder, Destruction and Museums: The Imperial Origins of Democracy
Ariella Azoulay

Spring 2018 AKPIA Lecture Series, A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture

 

 

Please note revised location for all spring lectures.

 

2017 – 2018 AKPIA Lecture Series, A Forum for Islamic Art & Architecture

The Aga Khan Program for Islamic Architecture at Harvard University presents

 

February 15, 2018

Mounia Chekhab Abudaya

Curator for Manuscripts and Western Mediterranean Collections, Museum of Islamic Art, Doha; Harvard AKPIA Associate

“Ottoman Devotional Manuscripts: Study of a Corpus from the Museum of Islamic Art, Doha”

 

March 1, 2018

LECTURES > The Inaugural Chao Visiting Chair in Buddhist Studies Lecture and Seminars at UC Berkeley

I wanted to announce the following two programs, associated with the new Chao Visiting Chair in Buddhist Studies at UC Berkeley.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018, 5 pm
Chao Presidential Chair Annual Lecture
Meditation and Nonconceptual Awareness
Perspectives from Buddhist Philosophy and Cognitive Science
Evan Thompson, University of British Columbia
Toll Room, Alumni House, UC Berkeley

Supported by a generous gift from Ting Tsung and Wei Fong Chao.

LECTURE> Second event in The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Lecture Series in Chinese Buddhism at SOAS: Prof. Toru Funayama (Kyoto University), 8-9 Dec 2017

Dear colleagues, 

Time has come to announce the second event of The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Lecture Series in Chinese Buddhism, organised by the SOAS Centre of Buddhist Studies.

[IUC Lecture Series] The Breath of Tradition in Intercultural Communication—From Noh to Anime

The Tokyo Show at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Rio Olympics featured Prime Minister Abe transformed into Mario, while the show at the Paralympics featured a dance performance to J-pop music with visuals clearly indicating homage to Sei Shonagon’s Pillow Book. Both shows thus incorporated a complex hybrid of traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. What were the creators trying to convey? What was actually conveyed? What is the meaning in today’s world of tradition as a mediator in intercultural communication?

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