Published: April 20, 2017
Please join the University of Denver's Department of Religious Studies on Friday, April 28 for our Buddhist Book Cultures Symposium from 1:30-5:00pm in Sturm Hall 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 is event is organized by Dr. Ben Nourse, cosponsored by the Department of Religious Studies & the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Scholars in Critical Bibliography at Rare Book School, with support from the Marsico Visiting Scholars Program.

This event is free & open to the public. 

Please RSVP to - space is limited!