Symposium Will Focus On Tibetan History
February 28, 2003--
New advances in the historical study of Tibet and the Himalayan
region will be the theme of a public symposium at the University
of Virginia on Saturday, March 15. The event, presenting new work
by scholars from around the world, will be held from 10 a.m. to
1 p.m. and from 3 to 5 p.m in the Rotunda Dome Room.
study of Tibet has grown rapidly in recent years, benefiting from
increased availability of Tibetan literature, new programs in Tibetan
studies and collaboration with scholars in Tibet and China, according
to David Germano, U.Va. professor of religious studies and a conference
scholars from the United States and abroad will discuss key themes
in the study of Tibetan history. Topics will include early religious
history, Tibetan historical periods, monastic organization and relations
between China and Tibet.
is one of the leading U.S. centers for Tibetan and Buddhist studies,
as well as for making Tibetan materials and scholarship available
on the Web.
has helped create a Tibetan and Himalayan Digital Library with the
U.Va. Library and the Institute for Advanced Technology in the Humanities.
Run by an international team of scholars, it is available at http://www.thdl.org/.
more information about the conference, please contact Cindy Benton-Groner
at the Center for South Asian Studies at (434) 924-8815.
Brickhouse, (434) 924-6856