Panels and Sessions

IATS 2013 Programme Overview 20 July

Map of Ulaanbaatar

Panel 1: Amdo and the Mongols

Panel 2: Architecture and Conservation

Panel 3: Bhutan–Sikkim

Panel 4: Bhutanese Buddhism and its Culture

Panel 5: Changing Climate on the Tibetan Plateau

Panel 6: The History of Buddhism in Mongolia

Panel 7: Early Dzokchen

Panel 8: Ethnography and Cartography as Modes of Representation in Tibet

Panel 9: Exploring the Uncharted: New Research in Tibetan Folk Literature and Popular Poetic Language

Panel 10: New Research on the Gesar Epic in Tibet

Panel 11: Greater Tibet

Panel 12:  Hermes in Tibet: Tantra’s Exegetical Imperative

Panel 13: Kingship and Religion in Tibet

Panel 14: Livelihoods on the Tibetan Plateau

Panel 15: Living in Amdo

Panel 16: Medicine and Astrology between Tibet, Mongolia and China, late 17th–early 20th centuries

Panel 17: Tantrist (sngags-pa) Communities and Their Relations with Monastic Institutions in Amdo

Panel 18: Mongolian Buddhist Art

Panel 19: Rules, Reform and Regulations:  New Perspectives on Tibetan Social History

Panel 20: Nomads’ Religious Lives

Panel 21: Novelty, Lineage and Tradition: Contemporary and Historical Relations Between Mongolian and Tibetan Buddhism

Panel 22: Nyingma Studies – What’s in a Name

Panel 23: Old Tibetan Studies IV

Panel 24: Post-Revolutionary Narratives: or, how to Retell Early Tibetan Encounters with the Chinese Communists

Panel 25: Preservation and Development of Tibetan Medicine

Panel 26: Teaching and Learning Tibetan as a Second/Foreign Language in Higher Education 

Panel 27: The Bon Differences

Panel 28: The New Urbanization in Mongolia and Tibet and its Impact on Family and Society

Panel 29: The Secular in Tibet and Mongolia

Panel 30: Territories, Communities and Exchanges in Kham 

Panel 31: Tibet in a Changing World: Responses to the Collapse of the Qing Empire and the Rise of the Nation-State

Panel 32: Tibetan and Mongolian Ritual Dance

Panel 33: Tibetan Information Technology—See Commemorative Session 2

Panel 34: Tibetan and Mongolian Buddhisms Transformed: Transnational Networks and Local Communities

Panel 35: Tibetan Developments in Buddhist Philosophy in the Early Centuries of the Later Diffusion

Panel 36W: Workshop: Tibetan Manuscript Studies

Panel 37: Tibetology in Rgyal Thang

Panel 38: Toward a History of Tibetan Mahamudra Traditions

Panel 39: When Different Worlds Meet: Transcultural Encounters in the Eastern Himalayas

Panel 40: Medical Traditions of Mongolia

Panel 41: Buddhist Astronomy and Astrology in Mongolia and Tibet

Panel 42: The Bodhicaryavatara: Mongolian and Tibetan Commentarial Traditions

Panel 43: Tibetan Textual Studies from the Mongolian Perspective: Terminology and Translation

Panel 44: The Transmission of Buddhist Epistemology to Tibet and Mongolia

Panel 45: Tibetan Literary Exchanges: Influences Between Genres and with Neighbouring Literatures

Commemorative Session 1: A Tribute to Andre Alexander

Commemorative Session 2: Among Digital Texts: Remembering Gene Smith

Commemorative Session 3: A Tribute to Luciano Petech

Session 4: Tibetan Buddhist Women 

Session 5: Transnational Tibetan Identities

Session 6: Sacred and Secular Geographies

Session 7: Modern Tibetan Political History

Session 8: Tibetan Histories

Session 9: Languages, Linguistics and Education

Session 10: Performing Arts and Musical Traditions

Session 11: Sakya Studies

Session 12: History of Tibetan Religious Practices

Session 13: Great Lives and Works

Session 14: Tibetan Art and Archaeology

Session 15: Buddhism, Science and Society

Session 16: Folk Religion and Local Traditions

Session 17: Doctrines and Philosophies