2016-2017 IAAS Lecture Series

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Prof. Tamara Chin– Comparative Literature, Brown University
“A Short History of the 'Silk Road' Idea”
1-2 pm- CGIS S-153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Prof. Rahile Dawut- Xinjiang Folklore Research Center, School of Humanities
"Mapping the Sacred Landscape: Uighur Mazars in Xinjiang"
1-2 pm- CGIS S-153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Prof. Peter Schwieger - Department of Mongolian and Tibetan Studies, University of Bonn
"Tibetan Efforts of State Formation and Governance between Oirats and Qing"
I-2 pm- CGIS S-153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University

Monday, November 21, 2016
Co-sponsored by Inner Asian and Altaic Studies and the Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
Prof. Ge Jianxiong -  Institute of Historical Geography, Fudan University
 "The Historical Geographic Background of the Silk Road"
5pm - Fong Auditorium, Boylston Hall 110

Monday, December 12, 2016
Sponsored by, Inner Asian and Altaic Studies, Harvard Buddhist Studies Forum, Mahindra Humanities Center, Asia Center, South Asia Institute, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies, South Asian Studies, Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies, Harvard Divinity School, and the Committee on the Study of Religion.

"The Indian Yogācāra Scholar Sthiramati and the Works Attributed to Him”
Professor Jowita Kramer, Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich, University of California, Berkeley
Monday, December 12, 2016, 4:30pm
Location: 1 Bow St., Room 317

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Prof. Rian Thum, Department of History, Loyola University New Orleans
"A fourth route of Chinese Islam: Inner Asian links between India and China"
I-2 pm- CGIS S-153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University
 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Dr. Z. Hale Eroglu Sager, IAAS '16, Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies
"Free Thinkers: Islamic Reform and Ahmadi thought in China during the Republican period."
I-2 pm- CGIS S-153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University
 
Thursday, March 23, 2017
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series - Co-sponsored with Harvard Art Museums
Film Screening: "The Eagle Huntress", a film by Otto Bell
6 pm- Harvard Art Museums, Menschel Hall, Lower Level
Free Admission. Please enter the museums via the entrance on Broadway.
Complimentary parking available in the Broadway Garage, 7 Felton Street, Cambridge.
 
Friday, April 14, 2017
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
Prof. Wenhua Luo - Institute of Tibetan Buddhist Heritage (ITBH), the Palace Museum
"The Turning Point of Tibetan Buddhist Art: The Wall Painting of Kun Dga’Chos Sde monastery and Mkhyen Rtse School."
2 pm- CGIS S- 250 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University
 
Saturday, April 15, 2017
Inner Asian and Altaic Studies Lecture Series
"Aspects of Buddhist Art"
1 - 5pm CGIS S-153 South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Harvard University:
 
1:00 – 1:45, Luo Wenhua, Palace Museum, Beijing
Digitizing Projects in Tibetan Monasteries from 2013 to 2106
 
1:45 – 2:30 , Kim Jinah, Harvard University
Color in Esoteric Buddhist visual practices in medieval South Asia
 
             2:30 – 2:45, Break
 
2:45 – 3:30, Deborah Klimburg-Salter, Universität Wien, Em.
Discovering Tibetan Art: Tucci's contribution, a centennial perspective 
 
3:30 – 4:15, Zhang Changhong, Palace Museum, Beijing
A Turn of Iconography and Artistic Style:  Wall Paintings of the Pargarpu Caves in Mnga' ris
           
            4:15 – 5:00, Eugene Wang, Harvard University
            Buddhist Cave as a Medium