Benjamin J. Nourse

Benjamin J. Nourse

Ben Nourse is assistant professor of Buddhist Studies at the University of Denver. His current research explores the growth and impact of Tibetan woodblock publishing from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. He is also working on a study of Chinese and Tibetan manuscripts of the Heart Sūtra discovered at Dunhuang. He has been active in promoting the study of Tibetan book history through the hosting of conferences such as The Symposium on the Tibetan Book (University of Virginia, 2014) and Buddhist Book Cultures (University of Denver, 2017) as well as co-editing a forthcoming volume on material approaches to the study of Tibetan books. He has received numerous fellowships and grants including a Fulbright-Hays Fellowship, a Florence Tan Moeson Fellowship from the Asian Division of the Library of Congress, an Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, and grants from the University of Wisconsin Libraries and the Jefferson Trust. He received a B.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Religious Studies from the University of Virginia.

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