Buddhist Book Cultures Symposium (RBS-Mellon Symposium)

Date: 28 April 2017
Time: 1:30–5:00 p.m.
Location: Sturm 286, University of Denver
Presented by: The Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, the University of Denver Department of Religious Studies, and the Marsico Visiting Scholars Program

Please join the University of Denver Department of Religious Studies on Friday, 28 April for our Buddhist Book Cultures Symposium from 1:30 to 5:00 p.m. in Sturm 286.

1:30–3:30 Panel 1: Buddhist Manuscript Cultures Across Asia, 9th–13th Centuries

  • Jinah Kim, Harvard University – Books on Pedestals: Buddhist Manuscripts & Their Function & Use in Medieval South Asia
  • Rae Erin Dachille, University of Arizona – Text as Image: Art History, Paleography, & the Material World of a Dunhuang Manuscript
  • Bryan Lowe, Vanderbilt University – Inscribing Orality: Performance & Production of a Homiletic Manuscript from 9th-Century Japan

3:15–4:45 Panel 2: Woodblocks, Printing Presses, & Beyond, 17th–21st Centuries

  • Ben Nourse, University of Denver – Translating the Cult of the Book: Publishing & Performing a Tibetan Buddhist Ritual in Qing Beijing
  • Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa, Grinnell College – Distributing Merit through River Currents & Internet Cables: Technological & Geographical Frontiers & Local Agency in the Development of Tibetan-language Book Cultures
  • Natasha Heller, University of Virginia – Can a Comic be Canonical? Thinking through the Idea of Buddhist Books in Modern China
  • Discussant: Sarah Magnatta, Denver Art Museum and University of Denver

4:45–5:00 Closing Remarks

This event is free & open to the public.

Please RSVP to RLGS@du.edu – space is limited!