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International Dharmakīrti Conference in Heidelberg

The Fifth International Dharmakīrti Conference will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Heidelberg from August 26 to 30. It is organised by Prof. Birgit Kellner, chair of “Buddhist Studies”, Heidelberg University. The conference showcases current research on epistemology and logic (pramāṇa) in Buddhist traditions across South Asia, China and Tibet.

Second Volume on Buddhist Stone Sutras in China

Prof. Lothar Ledderose and Hua Sun have edited the second volume "Sichuan Province 1" of the book series "Buddhist Stone Sutras in China" (中國佛教石經). The series is based on the research of an international team led by Prof. Lothar Ledderose, senior professor of East Asian Art History at Heidelberg University.

Summer School Colloquial Tibetan

The summer school Colloquial Tibetan organised by the Chair of Buddhist Studies is currently being held at the Cluster/HCTS from August 4 to 27. Participants are learning the language as well as discovering a fascinating culture with a rich heritage.

New Issue of the E-Journal "Transcultural Studies"

The new issue of the e-journal Transcultural Studies is now available online. It features articles by Peter J. Schwartz, Shaoqian Zhang, Mariachiara Gasparini, Lars Schladitz, and Ana Carolina Hosne.

Report on Research Trip to Japan

Ann-Sophie Schoepfel, a doctoral student (Graduate Programme for Transcultural Studies), has spent three months at the Kyoto University in Japan. The research trip provided her the chance to improve her language skills, cultural understanding, and academic development.

Opening of the Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies

The Heidelberg Centre for Transcultural Studies (HCTS), a new Institute for Advanced Studies at Heidelberg University, was inaugurated on April 28, 2014. The ceremony took place in the main auditorium Alte Aula of Heidelberg University. Philosopher Prof. Avishai Margalit (Princeton) gave the keynote speech. 

Exhibition in Mannheim

The exhibition "Von Atlantis bis heute - Mensch. Natur. Katastrophe", organised by Gerrit J. Schenk and Monica Juneja (project "Images of Disasters"), will be shown from September 7, 2014, to March 1, 2015 at Reiss-Engelhorn Museen Mannheim.

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