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CU Boulder's Natalie Avalos and Dawa Lokyitsang on "Decolonizing Himalayan Studies" in Series through Humboldt University

Oct. 26, 2021

Join CU Boulder’s Natalie Avalos (Ethnic Studies) and Dawa Lokyitsang (Anthropology) in a speaker series on “Decolonizing Himalayan Studies.” The online series runs from November 1, 2021 to January 17, 2022, sponsored by Humboldt University in Berlin. Decolonisation is a concern that is extending into various areas of academic discourse...

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Kayden Translation Symposium on "Buddhist Women and the Literary in Tibet" on Friday, October 22

Oct. 24, 2021

Thanks to all who attended the Kayden Translation Symposium on "Buddhist Women and the Literary in Tibet" on Friday, October 22 at the Koenig Alumni Center. It was a beautiful autumn day to sit together as Tibetan Studies faculty, visiting scholars, graduate students, and area translators to discuss translations of...


New Journal of Bhutan & Himalayan Research Launched by CU Alum Sonam Nyenda

Dec. 7, 2020

Announcing the inauguration of the International Journal for Bhutan & Himalayan Research (IJBHR). The journal was launched by CU Boulder alumnus Sonam Nyenda (MA in Religious Studies, 2015), now serving on the faculty at the College for Language and Cultural Studies (CLSC) in Takse, Bhutan. It is an outgrowth of...


Undergraduate certificate in Tibetan and Himalayan Studies in the works

Oct. 25, 2020

The Center for Asian Studies has received a grant from the U. S. Department of Education's Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign Languages (UISFL) program for AYs 20-23, which will allow the center to further develop offerings in Tibetan and Himalayan studies at the University of Colorado Boulder. The grant has...


New Book on The Politics of Language Contact in the Himalaya, co-edited by Selma Sonntag

Sept. 30, 2019

Congrats to Selma ("Sam") Sonntag on this new volume, co-edited with Mark Turin! The book is open access and is available for free here . This highly original and timely collection brings together case studies from salient areas of the Himalayan region to explore the politics of language contact. Promoting...


Announcing Holly Gayley's New Book of Translations: Inseparable Across Lifetimes

Feb. 14, 2019

Inseparable Across Lifetimes , a new book of translations by Holly Gayley, faculty in Religious Studies, has just been released by Snow Lion Publications. This is first translation into English of a unique literary archive, namely the biographies and correspondence of the Tibetan visionaries Namtrul Rinpoche and Khandro Tāre Lhamo...

Keynotes Lama Jabb, Janet Gyatso, and Kurtis Schaeffer

Lotsawa Workshop Forged New Ground in the Literary Translation of Buddhist Texts from Tibetan

Oct. 31, 2018

Over the long weekend of October 5-8, the Tibet-Himalaya Initiative had the honor of hosting the first Lotsawa Translation Workshop at the University of Colorado Boulder. Made possible through the generous support of the Tsadra Foundation, the Lotsawa Workshop drew fifty-five scholars and translators from across the country and around...

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Tibet Himalaya Initiative Sponsored Two Sessions at Jaipur Literary Festival, September 21-23

Sept. 23, 2018

The Tibet Himalaya Initiative (THI) sponsored two sessions at Jaipur Literary Festival in Boulder, September 21-23, 2018. "Toppled World: Memoirs of Change" involved a conversation between Philip Lutgendorf and Susan Murphy, who wrote the story of Sudha Johorey, an Indian diplomat's wife in Tibet at the time of the Chinese...

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Lotsawa Translation Workshop, October 5-8, 2018 - Applications Now Open

March 19, 2018

We are please to announce the first Lotsawa Translation Workshop, scheduled for October 5-8th at the University of Colorado Boulder, with the generous support of the Tsadra Foundation. The workshop offers the opportunity for translators and scholars at various stages in their careers to work together on translation in a...

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CU Boulder Hosted a Vibrant Himalayan Studies Conference V over Labor Day Weekend

Sept. 5, 2017

The Tibet Himalaya Initiative at CU Boulder had the honor of hosting the 5th biennial Himalayan Studies Conference of the Association of Nepal and Himalayan Studies (ANHS) over Labor Day weekend, September 1-4. (Scroll to the end of this post for photos from the conference.) All told there were more...