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Religious Revivals and Artistic Renaissance in Central Asia and the Himalayan Region — Past and Present

 Fourth International SEECHAC Colloquium

European Society for Studies of Central Asia and Himalayan Regions

November 16 — 18, 2015 


Internationales Wissenschaftsforum Heidelberg (IWH)
Hauptstraße 242, 69117 Heidelberg

Organizing Committee Paris

Frantz Grenet, President of SEECHAC

Michel Colas
Liying Kuo
Nathalie Lapierre
Marie Lecomte Tilouine
Anne Vergati

Organizing Committee in Heidelberg

Birgit Kellner, Chair of Buddhist Studies

Monica Juneja
Axel Michaels
Sophie Roche
William S. Sax
Davide Torri


The conference focuses on the 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, social anthropology and religious studies)

Keynote Lecture (16 Nov. 2015, 6 pm)

Christian Luczanits (SOAS, London): Processes of Revival in Himalayan Art: Imagining Kashmir and Nepal in the 15th and 17th Centuries 

Special Evening Lecture (17 Nov. 2015, 6 pm)

Harry Falk (FU-Berlin): Royal Inthronisation Rites From Commagene to the Kushans and Beyond


Saskia Abrahms-Kavunenko, Gulnara Aitpeva, Nandini Bhattacharya, Clea Chakraverty, Daniele Cuneo, Marialaura di Mattia, Lewis Doney, Harry Falk, Camillo Formigatti, Martin Gaenszle, Haiyan Hu-von Hinüber, Liying Kuo, Clara Ma, Suzanne Marten-Finnis, Elena Paskaleva, Joona Repo, Sophie Roche, Jonathan Samuels, Galina Sychenko, Davide Torri, Markus Viehbeck, Marion Wettstein, Ebru Zeren.

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