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December 2015

Hypatia of Alexandria: Her Context and Her Legacy

December 11, 2015 - December 12, 2015

The conference will bring together international senior scholars with Princeton Graduate Students to explore the context and legacy of Hypatia of Alexandria (350-415AD), and the proceedings will be published. Behind the Symbol: the Context and Legacy of Hypatia December 11-12, Princeton University Location: 219 Aaron Burr Hall Friday December 11, 2015 9-9:55 am Helmut Seng: “Desire and despair. Synesius, Hypatia, and no consolation of philosophy” 9:55-10:50am Alex Petkas “The Alexandrian Desert, High Society, and Synesius’ cultural projects” 10:50am-11:05am: coffee Break…

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January 2016

International Conference on Buddhist Manuscript Cultures

January 15, 2016 @ 4:30 PM - January 17, 2016 @ 1:00 PM
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For more information, visit the conference website at: PARTICIPANTS INCLUDE:  AKAO Eikei (Kyoto National Museum), Two Outstanding Tang Manuscripts in the Kyoto National Museum’s Moriya Collection Stefan Baums (Institute for Indian and Tibetan Studies, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), Inventing the Pothi: Manuscript Formats and the Economy of Knowledge in Ancient India Paul Copp (University of Chicago), Respondent Brandon Dotson (Institute for Indian and Tibetan Studies, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich), Sutra Copying in Dunhuang under Tibetan Rule and…

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February 2016

Biennial Graduate Student Symposium in East Asian Art

February 27, 2016

co-sponsored with the Tang Center for East Asian Art

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March 2016

Beyond Authority: Transmission and Tradition in Late Antiquity

March 20, 2016 @ 8:00 AM - March 22, 2016 @ 5:00 PM

The “Beyond Authority” conference seeks to develop a vocabulary that avoids the pitfalls of reducing historical processes to the vague metaphor of “authority.” We will focus on the transmission of texts and traditions in Late Antiquity as a series of case studies/vignettes from which we may dismantly the regnant presumption that a necessary link connects transmission with authorizing processes and entities. We invite conference participants to explore questions relating to the interplay between authority and transmission, with the particular purpose…

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April 2016

Making Buddhist Kingdoms across the Indian Ocean

April 14, 2016 @ 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM

Buddhist Studies Workshop Lecture by Anne Blackburn, Cornell University

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