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CfP: Fourth International SEECHAC Colloquium

Jan 27, 2015

The European Society for the Study of Himalayan and Central Asiatic Civilizations (SEECHAC) and the Cluster "Asia and Europe" invite abstracts for the Fourth International SEECHAC Colloquium. The event titled "Religious Revivals and Artistic Renaissance in Central Asia and the Himalayan Region – past and present" will take place in Heidelberg from November 16 to 18, 2015.

The colloquium will focus on various forms of religious revivals or artistic renaissances in the Himalayas and Central Asia, including Northern India, Northern Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Tibet, Afghanistan and the Central Asian republics, from the viewpoint of a variety of disciplines and fields of study (in particular archaeology, art history, numismatics, philology, social anthropology, religious studies). Papers can be given in any European language, albeit preferably in English (20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion).

All SEECHAC members are invited to attend the colloquium. Colleagues wishing to attend the conference should inform the organisers as early as possible at contact@seechac.org. Abstracts for papers of no more than 20 lines should be submitted to contact@seechac.org before 31 January 2015.

The conference "Religious Revivals and Artistic Renaissance in Central Asia and the Himalayan Region – past and present" will take place at the Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg from November 16 to 18, 2015. It is organised by Monica Juneja, Birgit Kellner, Axel Michaels, Sophie Roche, Davide Torri and William Sax, who are all members of the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context".

The Société Européenne pour l’Étude des Civilisations de l’Himalaya et de l’Asie Centrale (SEECHAC) aims to make better known the civilisations, arts and religions of the Himalayan and Centralasian countries. SEECHAC's offices are located in Paris at Musée Cernuschi. The society's president is Frantz Grenet.

See the Call for Papers for further information (PDF format)


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