THSC Upcoming Events

Trinity Term 2018

Friday 4 May, 4:00-5:00pm, Florey Room, Prof. Vesna Wallace (University of California, Santa Barbara) will give a talk on "The Kalacakratantra's Eschatology and related 'pho ba practices in Mongolia"

This lecture will discuss Mongolian rhetorical strategies of promoting the legends of Śambhala and eschatological war that proliferated in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, and ’pho ba ritual practices that were developed on the eve of the Communist revolution and shortly after in the face of the immanent peril of Buddhism in Mongolia.

Friday 4 May, 5:30-7:00pm, Buttery, Dr Theresia Hofer's book Medicine and Memory in Tibet: Amchi Physicians in an Age of Reform has recently been published. Please join us for the book launch. All are welcome! 

Tuesday 15 May, 5:30-7:00pm, Florey Room, Prof. Klaus-Dieter Mathes (University of Vienna) will give a talk entitled "Mountain Cult and Religious Geography in Dolpo (Nepal): A Guide to Crystal Mountain Dragon Roar"

'Crystal Mountain Dragon Roar' is a mountain in Dolpo, Nepal, that is sacred to the Buddhists and Bonpos alike. This talk will discuss how the cult and religious geography of Crystal Mountain developed and present a documentation of the big Shey Festivals at the foot of Crystal Mountain in the years 2000 and 2012.

Monday 18 June: Conference on Military Culture in Tibet during the Ganden Phobrang Period (1642-1959): The Interaction between Tibetan and Other Traditions. Conveners: Dr George FitzHerbert and Dr Alice Travers (CNRS, CRCAO).

Michaelmas Term 2018

15 November, 6pm: Aris Lecture in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies, delivered by Dr Sam van Schaik (British Library).

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May May
Young pianists
Sunday 27 May - 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Firoze Madon, Magdalene Ho, and Sawa Ward from the Purcell School and the Junior Royal Academy will perform works by Scarlatti, Bach, Liszt, Debussy, Schubert, Chopin and others.

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Monday 28 May - 1:15pm to 2:00pm

Professor Mark Robinson will speak on a topic related to the current exhibition “Settlers. Genetics, geography and the peoples of Britain” at the Oxford Natural History Museum (until 16 September), relating the genetic make-up of the current population of the British Isles to events from the end of the last glaciation until the Norman conquest.

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