SYMPOSIUM> Advanced computational methods for studying Buddhist texts, April 27-28, 2023

Type: Symposium (hybrid)

Date: April 27, 2023 to April 28, 2023

Location: Vienna, Austria

Computational Humanities is a rapidly growing multidisciplinary field that uses computational and quantitative methods for processing, analyzing, and modeling complex data. Within Buddhist Studies, these methods have emerged as an important tool for those working with Buddhist texts, enabling large-scale analysis, facilitating preservation and increased accessibility, and providing new ways of visualizing and understanding data.

NEW BOOK> Buddhist hymns (Liu / Schneider)

Dear colleagues,

this is to inform you of a new publication in the series "Sanskrit Texts from the Tibetan Autonomous Region" published jointly by the Austrian Academy of Sciences Press in Vienna and the China Tibetology Publishing House in Beijing:

Liu Zhen / Johannes Schneider: "Buddhist hymns : A New Collection"

POSITION> Assistant or Associate Professor in Sanskrit and Premodern South Asian Studies, Columbia University

The Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies (MESAAS) at Columbia University seeks to hire an Assistant or Associate Professor in Sanskrit and Premodern South Asian studies. We will consider applications from new PhDs to recently tenured Associate Professors, whose humanistic work focuses on or connects with the late first millennium to the early modern periods. Applications from scholars working in a second South Asian language (expansively understood) are especially welcome.

ONLINE COURSE> Sanskrit for Students of Buddhism (begins Oct 3, registration now open)

Dear Colleagues,

Registration is now open for Mangalam Research Center's online Sanskrit Courses for Students of the Buddha Dharma. The Introductory level (two 12 week sessions) starts Monday, October 3rd and the continuing reading course (6 weeks this fall, 12 in the spring), Wednesday, November 2nd. The courses are taught by Dr. Karin Meyers (Academic Director, Mangalam Research Center) with materials developed by Professor Mattia Salvini (International Buddhist College, Thailand). Both classes will be held at 9am San Fracisco time. 

LECTURE> 2022 REL Distinguished Lecture Series at University of the West, April 29, Charles DiSimone (Ghent University)

Dear Colleagues,

On behalf of the Department of Religious Studies, I am pleased to announce an online lecture on “Buddhism in Greater Gandhāra as Witnessed by Manuscript Evidence” by Dr. Charles DiSimone for the REL Distinguished Lecture Series at the University of the West in Rosemead, California.

Time: Friday, April 29, 2022, at 1 pm Pacific Time

Zoom Link:

Meeting ID: 970 4442 9175
Passcode: 190384

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