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The fourth Robert H. Four mentors attending the workshop were SOAS faculty. The workshop was designed to be an oasis free from the pressures all too familiar to young scholars struggling to complete dissertations or first books.
Even projects well-along in conceptualization and writing benefited from the challenge of speaking about in-depth research on a Courtauld ma dissertations specialized topic to colleagues whose own work might lie in another area of Buddhist studies. Fellows still conducting primary research sought advice on problems they had faced and on their attempts to resolve them.
During group sessions, the interdisciplinary give and take concentrated on research experiences and the structure of an academic text. Personal consultations between Fellows and mentors proferred advice on substantive, disciplinary issues.
They came from Asia, Europe, and North America. The London workshop continued the tradition established by The Robert H. These four symposia constitute robust evidence of growth in the field of Buddhist studies.
New approaches and in fostering networks of mutual interest and communication have been inspired by the ethos of responsibility emerging from collegial interchanges between senior scholars and the next generation, and among peers. Bonds forged will surely support growth of the field in years to come.
Fellows brought exciting new work to the London symposium, from philological treatment of texts, to historical studies Courtauld ma dissertations personalities, to examination of artifacts.
There was a noteworthy interest in material culture. The variety of topics and approaches makes the interdisciplinary symposia of The Robert H. Ho Family Foundation a critical force in the development of the academic field of Buddhist studies. We would like to thank our hosts, The Courtauld Institute of Art in London and the Buddhist Center of the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London, for their warm welcome and productive stay during the workshop.
In the pleasant late-summer Downton Toronto campus, the recent Robert H. The events crossed not only geographical borders but also disciplinary, topic, language, and methodological boundaries. The Foundation generously supported the symposium while its representatives attended the workshop, meeting the Fellows, and discovering their work in progress.
For an outsider, Buddhist studies might mean a scholar bent over old texts performing the diligent work of philology. The Fellows at the workshop, led by a contagious curiosity about the world and the Buddhist view of the world, showed us how Buddhism can be looked at through texts, stories, biographies, objects, and modern practitioners.
Compassion, mindfulness, enlightenment, and meditation are big words ubiquitous nowadays in the public vocabulary and imaginary, often attributed to a Buddhist origin.
The search for an alternative world view, a non-Western approach to life, as we see in recent books, such as Why Buddhism is True, might increase the attraction to and curiosity about Buddhist studies, in the universities and beyond. Scholars can offer a deeper understanding of what Buddhism is, where it comes from, and provide an informed exploration of a complex field of studies.
Public roundtable at the Royal Ontario Museum. From left to right: Pauline Yu, James A. Benn, Amanda Goodman, and Juhyung Rhi The three-day symposium concluded with a roundtable reflecting on the intensive two-day workshop and on the impact new research might have on the dynamically expanding field of Buddhist studies.
Advisers offered practical advice on research and writing, and shared their experience as scholars and teachers. The critical but collegial atmosphere among scholars of several intellectual generations demonstrated the vitality of the international network of Buddhist studies.
Our Fellows, who presented their dissertations or first projects after receiving the PhD, are the future teachers and scholars of Buddhism.
They are asking the big questions: What is Buddhist medicine? What makes a practice or an idea Buddhist?
How is this relevant to the field, to the history of thought, of religions, of peoples and places? Their focused and specialized methodologies and research produce knowledge that informs courses taught at universities, and their publications will influence and enrich the field of Buddhist studies.
Adviser Stephen Teiser center and Robert H. Tymowski, director of international programs at ACLS and one of the chairs of the workshop.
The partial eclipse of the sun marked the last day of the Symposium, which concluded with a public roundtable focused on "Bridging the Divides in Buddhist Studies. The Royal Ontario Museum provided an inspiring backdrop for the closing events. The symposium, with an intensive work schedule and many opportunities for conversations and questions, energized the growing network of Fellows in Buddhist Studies and opened possibilities for collaboration between scholars from different disciplines and countries.Issuu is a digital publishing platform that makes it simple to publish magazines, catalogs, newspapers, books, and more online.
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Nina is a Ph.D. student in History of Art. She received her B.A. in History and Art History from Victoria University of Wellington in and earned her M.A. at Bryn Mawr in with a thesis focusing on the use of Japanese decorative arts in middle-class American homes.
MA, History of Art / History of Dress, Courtauld Institute, University of London, BA, Liberal Arts, Sarah Lawrence College, Selected by the Division of Art History for a Parnassus Graduating with Excellence Award. Tate and the Courtauld Institute of Art are delighted to offer PhD studentship from eligible candidates for a full-time collaborative programme funded for 3 years by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, to commence in October Dominic Bate.
Dominic has BA and MA Degrees in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art. His postgraduate studies focused on the history of the printed image in Western Europe before and culminated in his Master's thesis on the English reception of the French engraver Robert Nanteuil.
The Courtauld Institute of Art's gallery has offered MA Curating students the chance to put together a show, which, overall, feels politically relevant.