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 new 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 will invite 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 scope 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).
To subscribe to the ARCS mailing list for limited updates and announcements, sign up here.
The Fall quarter will feature three meetings with a total of four speakers:
October 12, 3pm-5pm
- Eric Huntington (Postdoctoral Fellow, Ho Center for Buddhist Studies at Stanford)
- "Frames of Scale and Geo-Spatial Transformations in the Buddhist Maṇḍala"
October 26, 10am-12pm
- Jon Felt (Assistant Professor of History, Brigham Young University)
- "The Empire and the Ecumene: Regionalism After the Han Empire"
November 27, 10am-12pm
- Joint session with Kären Wigen (Professor of History, Stanford University) and D. Max Moerman (Professor of Asian & Middle Eastern Cultures, Barnard College, Columbia University)
- "Imagining 'Asia': Foreign and Native Worldviews in Constructions of Early Modern Japanese Cartography"
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