Re: Comparative Indigeneities

Course Update:

First of all, thank you to everyone that replied to my call for help. I will be responding to your emails soon. Apparently, there was a mix-up in the department, and someone forgot to mention to me that another instructor is already teaching a very similar class next semester. Needless to say, I will not be teaching this course after all, but there's a silver lining in that at least I have a better idea on how to develop this course if I'm ever given the opportunity to do so. Again, thank you to all who reached out to me.


Re: Comparative Indigeneities

Good luck on your course.

My own teaching is mainly about indigenous peoples in Asia. You could bring something in as contrast to the usual, tired West-and-the-Rest formula. In Asia, the picture is often very similar to the US, Australia etc. (indigenous peoples' land is stolen; they are discriminated against; their languages discouraged, etc.), BUT there is often the striking difference, that the very "indigeneity" of those peoples is denied -- because that would give them a platform and a voice, distinct from the majority that's oppressing them.

Comparative Indigeneities

Dear Colleagues,

I'm proposing a special topics course for the upcoming fall semester on the topic of Comparative Indigeneities. I've never taught it before and working on developing the course description and syllabus. My idea is to look at indigeneity through a global and comparative approach and address issues concerning culture, identity, sexuality, territoriality, politics, etc.

Plague, Tuscany & the Globalization of the Disease: A Three-Week Summer Course (2019) at Georgetown University’s Villa in Fiesole (Italy)

Villa Le Balze (Georgetown University in Fiesole) offers a three-week summer course entitled "Plague, Tuscany & the Globalization of the Disease". The course welcomes non-Georgetown students: June 29, 2019 to July 19, 2019

Rare Book School Course "The Art & Science of Cartography, 200–1550," December 2–7

Rare Book School (RBS) is now accepting applications for The Art & Science of Cartography, 200–1550, taught by John Hessler, Specialist in Computational Geography and Geographic Information Science at the Library of Congress. The course will run from 2–7 December 2018 at the Library of Congress.

Re: Pali Advanced Reading Course

Dear H-Buddhism members,

I would like to make a correction to Steven's announcement regarding the Pali Advanced Reading course. The course will be held at the Oxford Centre for Buddhist Studies, which is an independent institution related to Oxford University.

Apologies for my error when editing the original post.


Matthew McMullen
H-Buddhism Network Editor

Pali Advanced Reading Course

This August, Prof. Richard Gombrich will run another Pali Advanced Reading course at Oxford University.

The dates for this course are as follows: arrive Tuesday evening, 14th August, depart Thursday morning 23rd August. There will be no class on Sunday 19th August.

This course will mainly consist of reading texts together in class.

COURSE > Intensive Sanskrit Mahidol August 2018

Intensive Sanskrit (50 hours) August 6th-17th 2018

The course focuses on Buddhist vocabulary and examples and makes ample use of traditional grammatical categories. Each day will begin with a session of group chanting: proper pronunciation, as well as consistent recitation, will be emphasized. The basic characteristics of different genres (philosophy, literature, etc.) will be briefly introduced, including simple principles of prosody.


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