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 Constructions of Space (ARCS). This workshop series will be of interest to Buddhist studies graduate students and faculty in the Bay Area and is open to the public.
Throughout the academic year, ARCS invites a total of nine scholars from various disciplines to share works in progress concerning geographical, cosmological, and ritual space in historical Asian contexts from ancient and early modern India, China, Japan, and the Himalayas. Speakers will introduce participants to art, architecture, maps, manuscripts, gazetteers, and digital tools that formulate and depict a broad range of spatial realms.
Meetings are hosted by the David Rumsey Map Center in Stanford's Green Library (see here for location and policies) and will vary in format, ranging from book chapter workshops to formal lectures and digital humanities bootcamps. Each meeting is a standalone event and does not require attendance in previous sessions. All meetings are open to the public (please pre-register with the Rumsey Map Center here).
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The Winter quarter will feature two meetings:
February 12, 10am-12pm
- Hyunhee Park (Associate Professor, City University of New York)
- "Illuminating the World before 1492: China, the Islamic World, and the Cross-Cultural Mapping of Asia"
March 15, 10am-12pm
- Bill Mak (Associate Professor, Kyoto University)
- "Visualizing Time and Space through Foreign Eyes in Medieval China: From the Śārdūlakarṇāvadāna to Amoghavajra’s Xiuyao jing"
Daniel R. Tuzzeo
PhD Candidate, Buddhist Studies
Department of Religious Studies
Coordinator, Asian Representations and Constructions of Space (ARCS)
Geballe Research Workshop
Stanford Humanities Center