[INDOLOGY] Summer Academy of Art, Culture and History across the Himalayas (Sept 16-28)

Diwakar Acharya dkyoiwtoa at hotmail.com
Fri Mar 15 01:40:32 UTC 2024

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to inform you that a “Summer Academy of Art, Culture and History across the Himalayas” will be held at the Himalaya Centre for Asian Studies (HiCAS), Kathmandu University from 16th–28th September 2024, organized by the University of Oxford, the Austrian Academy of Sciences and Peking University, and subsidized by the Austrian Science Fund Cluster of Excellence “EurAsian Transformations” as part of the EurAsia Academy. The program will offer a combination of Sanskrit reading courses and field trips on the topics of (1) the Avalokiteśvara cult in the Kathmandu Valley, (2) early Vaiṣṇava religious culture, (3) the history and culture of the early Licchavis, and (4) early medieval tantric iconography.

Further details about the program and practical matters can be found in the attached document or here<https://www.dropbox.com/scl/fi/hol3cv6rlbo9rdog9qnl0/Summer-Academy-of-Art-Culture-and-History-across-the-Himalayas-September-2024.pdf?rlkey=lz7e0n3655wb79djbib8z633x&dl=0>.

Interested participants can apply by 17th April and will be informed about acceptance by 30th April.

The fee is heavily subsidized and amounts to 700 US Dollars, which also covers accommodation, full boarding, transport and entrance fees for field trips, as well as airport pick up and drop. For applicants who do not have access to sufficient funds through their institutions, a limited amount of travel bursaries and partial course subsidies are available thanks to financial support of the Austrian Science Fund Cluster of Excellence “EurAsian Transformations”.

Please kindly forward this announcement to interested students or early postdocs! For further questions, please do not hesitate to write to any of us.

With very best wishes,

Diwakar Acharya

University of Oxford

(Founding member of HiCAS)

On behalf of the organizing team which includes Prof. Hong Luo (Peking), Dr. Nina Mirnig (Vienna), Dr. Pongsit Pangsrivongse (Bangkok/Oxford), Dr. Marion Rasteli (Vienna), and Prof. Sagar Raj Sharma (HiCAS, Kathmandu)

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