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NEW PROGRAM> Introduction to Sanskrit – Twenty-Hours Intensive (Mattia Salvini, Mahidol University, August 2017)

Introduction to Sanskrit – Twenty-Hours Intensive

Mattia Salvini, August 2017

The International PhD Programme in Buddhist Studies will offer an intensive Sanskrit course, for a total of twenty hours. The course aims to offer an overview of basic Sanskrit, including pronunciation and grammar, with some emphasis on Buddhist texts and Buddhist vocabulary; participation does not require any prior knowledge of Sanskrit and is open to all.

Introduction to Sanskrit

Dates: 7th – 11th August 2017, 8.30-13.00 (lunch break 11.30-12.00)

POSITIONS> Open Philology Buddhist Studies PhD & Postdoc at Leiden University

Posting on behalf of Jonathan Silk:

Two positions at Leiden UNiversity, one PhD and one postdoc, for the ERC Project “The Composition of Buddhist Scriptures: Open Philology”:

https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55056

https://www.h-net.org/jobs/job_display.php?id=55057

The deadline has been extended: in view of the late date, submissions until mid-July will certainly be considered.

LECTURE> Kyoto Asian Studies Group meeting July 3

Dear colleagues,

The speaker for the July meeting of the Kyoto Asian Studies Group is Jesse Drian, who will present “Networks of Sacred Space in Medieval Benzaiten Discourses” (see abstract below).

The lecture will be held on Monday, July 3rd 18:00-20:00 in Seminar Room 8, on the basement floor of Research Bldg. No. 2, on the KYOTO UNIVERSITY Main Campus (see link below for access information). PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS NOT OUR USUAL VENUE!

Abstract

Networks of Sacred Space in Medieval Benzaiten Discourses

JOBS> H-Net Job Guide: 12 June - 19 June

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 12 June 2017 to 19 June 2017. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Buddhism.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information. To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

ART AND ART HISTORY
University of Vienna - University Assistant (post doc)

WORKSHOP> Special Workshop on Early Chinese Buddhist Translations with Jan Nattier at Yale University

SPECIAL WORKSHOP ON EARLY CHINESE BUDDHIST TRANSLATIONS, LED BY JAN NATTIER

With the generous support of the Research Center for Buddhist Texts and Arts (Peking University), the Department of Religious Studies at Yale University is pleased to announce a special 3-day workshop on early Chinese Buddhist translations led by Professor Jan Nattier, to be held on October 13-15, 2017 at Yale. The full description of the topics to be covered is given below.

JOBS> H-Net Job Guide: 5 June 2017 to 12 June 2017

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from

 5 June 2017 to 12 June 2017.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Buddhism.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at

http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide,

write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.

 

ASIAN HISTORY / STUDIES

PUBLIC LECTURE>"Knowing Blue: Ābhidharmika Accounts of Non-Conceptual Sense Perception"; Robert Sharf at Waseda

I am pleased to announce a public lecture of Professor Robert H. Sharf at Waseda University. The lecture will be given in English and translated into Japanese. Anybody interested will be welcome. The details are as follows. 

Date: Wednesday, July 5, 2017. 5pm-6:30pm 

Venue: Waseda University, Toyama Campus, Bldg. 36, Rm. 682

Title: Knowing Blue: Ābhidharmika Accounts of Non-Conceptual Sense Perception

TOC> New Issue of Journal of Indian Tibetan Studies available online

Dear Colleagues

I am happy to announce that the latest issue of JOURNAL OF INDIAN AND TIBETAN STUDIES  (INDOGAKU CHIBETTOGAKU KENKYU) No. 20, 2016, is now available on line at the following site: http://www.jits-ryukoku.net/.

Shoryu Katsura

 

CONTENTS

1. Ensho NASU, A Comparative Study of Bhartṛhari’s Chapter of “Saṃbandhasamuddeśa” (Verses 52-88) in the Vākyapadīya and Dignāga’s Traikālyaparīkṣā (3)

LECTURE> Robert Sharf: "Making Philosophical Sense of Chan Cases (Zen kōan)" International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies (ICPBS)

Topic: Making Philosophical Sense of Chan Cases (Zen kōan)

Speaker: Prof. Robert H. Sharf (UC Berkeley)

Date: July 11th, Tuesday, 16:30-18:00

Venue: International College for Postgraduate Buddhist Studies (ICPBS),

2-8-9 Kasuga, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 112-0003 Japan  (Phone: +81-3-5981-5271)

 

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