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Conference Buddhist Studies in Leiden

Date
17 May 2017 - 18 May 2017
Address
 
 

May 17: Hortus Botanicus, Oranjerie building (Rapenburg 73, 2311 GJ Leiden)
May 18: Gravensteen Building, room 0.11 (Pieterskerkhof 6, 2311 SR Leiden)

 

Buddhist Studies in Leiden

On 17-18 May 2017 Leiden University will host a conference, organized by Prof. dr. Jonathan Silk, to commemorate 60 years of the Chair in the study of Buddhism, 60 years of the Indo-Iranian Journal, the 30th anniversary of Leiden University hosting the Numata Visiting Professorship in Buddhist Studies and the publication of the first volume of Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism.

Authoritative speakers associated with Dutch Buddhist Studies, the IIJ, the BEB, and the Numata Chair will present papers. Please see the program for further details of the speakers, the presentation topics and the time schedule.

The conference will take place on 17–18 May, 2017, to coincide with the official opening of the University Library’s exhibition  ‘Cultural Dynamics of Sanskrit’ at Leiden University Libraries on May 18, so that everyone can attend both events.

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Jonathan Silk and Leiden Asia Year

Tentative schedule for Conference


17 May

8.30–8.50:           Registration
 

9.00–9.35:        

Prof. dr. Silk
Welcome
The History of the study of Buddhism in Leiden University

9.35–10.20:        

Prof. dr. Schmithausen
Stepping-stones for the emergence of vegetarianism in the
Buddhist tradition
 

10.20–11.05:        

Prof. dr. Bronkhorst
The beginning of Buddhism: can it be studied?
 
11.05–11.20:         Break
 

11.20–12.30:        

Ceremony  
 

12.30–13.50:        

Break (lunch not included)
Optional visit Hortus Botanicus
 
13.50–14.00:       Walk in
 

14.00–14.45:        

Prof. dr. Von Hinüber
Some Buddhist Donors and Their Families
 
14.45–15.30:         Prof. dr. Isaacson
Tantric Studies
 

15.30-15.45:        

Break
 

15.45–16.30:        

Prof. dr. Van der Kuijp
The Development of Kālacakra Studies in Tibet with particular
Attention to Text-historical  Problems
 

16.30–17.15:        

Prof. dr. Zacchetti
The Mahānidāna-sūtra in China
 
17.15–18.00:         Prof. Matsuda
Four Buddhist Sanskrit Manuscripts: Presented to Nikolai II
from the 13th Dalai Lama
 
18.15–19.00:     Drinks

 

18 May

8.30–8.50:           Registration
 

9.00–9.45:        

Prof. dr. Eltschinger
Aśvaghoṣa on kings and kingship
 

9.45–10.30:        

Prof. dr. Tauscher
Laṅkāvatāra-Sūtra 2.204-205 in the context of Kanjur research
 
10.30–10.45:         Break
 

10.45–11.30:        

Prof. Jamison
The Subversive Source of the Hindu Householder
 

11.30–12.15:        

Prof. dr. Bisschop
Buddhism and Śaivism: The Kāraṇḍavyūhasūtra, the
Skandapurāṇa and the Śivadharmaśāstra
 
12.15–13.50:         Break (lunch not included)
 
13.50–14.00:         Walk in
 
14.00–14.45:         Dr. Verhagen
Long-Term ‘Cultural Memory’: Arapacana from Gandhāra to Tibet
 

14.45–15.30:        

Dr. Jansen

Tibetan Buddhism and the van Manen collection in Leiden

15.30-16.15:         Mr. Chen, MA
An opaque pun: Notes on Kāśyapaparivarta §68
 
16.15-16.30:         Prof. dr. Silk
Closing speech

 

Sponsored by: LIAS, BDK, Brill, Leiden University AMT, J. Gonda fund foundation