Publications/Presentations

Project Members

BIRGIT KELLNER (project leader)

Collected volumes (editor)

Birgit Kellner (ed.), Buddhism and Transcultural Dynamics (Berlin: DeGruyter forthcoming).

Collected volumes (contributor)

Birgit Kellner, 'Vernacular Literacy in Tibet: Present Debates and Historical Beginnings', in: Stephan Müller, Norbert Kössinger, Pavlina Rychterova (eds.), The Rise of Vernacular Literacy in Comparative Perspective. Series: Mittelalterstudien (Paderborn: Fink Verlag forthcoming) 

Birgit Kellner, Genealogy into the Future: Glimpses from Sangs rgyas rgya mtsho’s (1653-1705) Exposition of the Extended Dalai Lama Lineage, in: Eirik Hovden, Christina Lutter and Walter Pohl (eds.), Meanings of Community across Medieval Eurasia (Leiden: Brill 2016) 203–231; DOI 10.1163/9789004315693_011.

Papers, Presentations, Workshops

Birgit Kellner, 'The Concept of Spiritual Genealogies in Tibetan Buddhism', paper presented at VISCOM Mid-Term Conference: Meanings of Community across Medieval Eurasia (Vienna, 29.11.2013)

FRANCESCO BIANCHINI

Papers, Presentations, Workshops

Francesco Bianchini, Scripture meets royal power: the case of the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, in: Nina Mirnig, Marion Rastelli and Vincent Eltschinger (eds.), Tantric Communities in Context (Vienna: Austrian Academy of Sciences Press forthcoming).

Francesco Bianchini, 'Rhetoric of a military cult: The case of the Ahirbudhnyasaṃhitā, Tantric Communities in Context: Sacred Secrets and Public Rituals', paper presented at Tantric Communities in Context: Sacred Secrets and Public Rituals (Vienna, 07.02.2015)

VINCENT ELTSCHINGER

Collected Volumes (editor)

Vincent Eltschinger (co-edited with Veronika Wieser and Johannes Heiss), Cultures of Eschatology, Proceedings of the International Conference Making Ends Meet held in Vienna, September 26-28, 2015. 2 vols. (Berlin: De Gruyter forthcoming)

Vincent Eltschinger, Nina Mirnig and Marion Rastelli (eds.), Tantric Communities in Context, VISCOM Conference Proceedings (Vienna 5.-7.2.2015) (forthcoming 2016)

Vincent Eltschinger and Veronkia Wieser (eds.), Making Ends Meet, VISCOM Conference Proceedings (24.-.26.9.2015)

Collected Volumes (contributor)

Vincent Eltschinger, Remarks on Indian Buddhist Eschatology and Its Uses of the Kaliyuga, in: Veronika Wieser, Vincent Eltschinger and Johannes Heiss (eds.), Cultures of Eschatology, Proceedings of the International Conference Making Ends Meet held in Vienna, September 26-28, 2015., vol. 2 (Berlin: De Gruyter forthcoming)

Vincent Eltschinger, From Commentary to Philosophy, or Lectio and Disputatio in Indian Buddhist Commen¬tarial Literature, in: Silvia d’Intino and Sheldon Pollock (eds.), Actes du Colloque ‘Enjeux de la philosophie indienne/Issues in Indian Philology’, Paris, Collège de France, 5-7 décembre 2016 (forthcoming); Access.

Journal Articels

Vincent Eltschinger, Aśvaghoṣa on Kings and Kingship, in: Indo-Iranian Journal (forthcoming).

Vincent Eltschinger, Qu’attendre d’une comparaison des scolastiques? Bouddhisme indien et Occident médiéval, in: Socio-anthropologie 36 (2017), 123–142.

Papers, Presentations, Workshops

Vincent Eltschinger, 'Introduction', paper presented at Making Ends Meet: Cross-Cultural Perspectives on the End of Times in Medieval Christianity, Islam and Buddhism (Vienna, 24.09.2015)

Vincent Eltschinger, 'Introduction', paper presented at Tantric Communities in Context: Sacred Secrets and Public Rituals (Vienna, 05.02.2015)

Vincent Eltschinger, 'Ancient Brahmanical Apocalyptic Beliefs and their Buddhist Appropriation', paper presented at Visions of Community Conference: Meanings of Community Across Medieval Eurasia (Vienna, 28.11.2013)

MATHIAS FERMER

Journal Articles

Mathias Fermer, 'Tibetische Meister und ihr »befreites Wirken«: Auf Spurensuche monastischer Gemeinschaften in den Lebensgeschichten des mittelalterlichen Tibet', in: Historicum 31 (2014), 34-39.

Collected volumes (contributor)

Mathias Fermer, 'Putting Yar rgyab on the Map', in: Volker Caumanns and Marta Sernesi (eds.), Fifteenth Century Tibet: Cultural Blossoming and Political Unrest. LIRI Seminar Proceedings Series (Nepal: Lumbini International Research Institute, 2017), 63-96.

Mathias Fermer, Among Teachers and Monastic Enclaves: An Inquiry into the Buddhist Learning of Medieval Tibet, in: Eirik Hovden, Christina Lutter and Walter Pohl (eds.), Meanings of Community across Medieval Eurasia (Leiden: Brill 2016) 417–450; DOI 10.1163/9789004315693_019.

Mathias Fermer, 'Yeshe Tendzin, a Twentieth-Century Painter from Gongkar', in: David P. Jackson (ed.), A Revolutionary Artist of Tibet: Khyentse Chenmo of Gongkar (New York, NY 2016), 285-301.

Mathias Fermer, 'Mural Paintings of the Sakya Founding Masters with Two Hevajra Lineages', in: David P. Jackson (ed.), A Revolutionary Artist of Tibet: Khyentse Chenmo of Gongkar (New York, NY 2016), 105-199.

Mathias Fermer, 'Among Teachers and Monastic Enclaves: An Inquiry into the Buddhist Learning of Medieval Tibet', in: Eirik Hovden, Christina Lutter and Walter Pohl (eds.), Meanings of Community across Medieval Eurasia: Comparative Approaches (Brill's Series on the Early Middle Ages 25, Leiden 2016), 417-450.

Web Projects

Mathias Fermer, Sakya Research Centre (SRC) / ས་སྐྱ་ཞིབ་འཇུག་ཁང་།. Database with corpus of Tibetan historical texts; closed beta-phase.

Mathias Fermer, Dzongpa Literature Project (DLP) / རྫོང་པ་རིག་མཛོད།. Online catalog of Dzongpa literature, in co-operation with Gongkar Choede Monastery, Dehradun (India); closed beta-phase.

Papers, Presentations, Workshops

Mathias Fermer, 'Text markup für historisch-narrative Texte aus Tibet', paper presented at the workshop Fragen der Interoperabilität digitaler altindischer Texte (Vienna, 16.11.2015).

Mathias Fermer, 'Promoting Religion and Virtue: Notes on religious Patronage of the Yar rgyab family in 15th-century Lhoka', paper presented at a conference held at the Lumbini International Research Institute (LIRI) (Lumbini, Nepal; 12.03.2015)

Mathias Fermer, 'E-texts: Digitizing, Tagging and Beyond: Notes on Content-Based Text Markup and its Potential with Regard to Tibetan Historical Research', paper presented at 17. Congress of the International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS) (Vienna, 23.08.2014)

Mathias Fermer, 'Between Teacher and Community: On Religious Training in the Monastic Milieu of Medieval Tibet', paper presented at VISCOM Mid-Term Conference: Meanings of Community across Medieval Eurasia (Vienna, 29.11.2013)

Mathias Fermer, 'Über die Erkundung von Toponymen in hagiographischer Literatur des mittelalterlichen Tibets', paper presented at Digital Middle Ages, Interdisziplinärer Arbeitskreis Mittelalter [http://www.imafonet.at/dma/] (Vienna, 04.11.2013)

Mathias Fermer, 'The various Sakyapas of Lhoka: Preliminary notes on the establishment of Sa skya monastic communities in the southern part of dBus province during the Phagmogru pa hegemony', paper presented at IATS conference (Ulanbatar, 24.07.2013)

Mathias Fermer, 'The Enlightened Activities of Buddhist Masters: The Religious Establishment(s) of the Sakya School in Southern Central Tibet', paper presented at International Medieval Congress, Session Visions of Community, VII: Enclaves of Learning - Religion, Ideologies, and Practices in Europe, Arabia, and Tibet (Leeds, 02.07.2013)

Mathias Fermer, 'Hagiographie in Tibet: Monastische Gemeinschaften im Schatten buddhistischer Meister', paper presented as part of the VISCOM Ringvorlesung on Visionsof Community - Gemeinschaftsvorstellungen und soziale Kohärenz im mittelalterlichen Europa, Südarabien und Tibet im Vergleich (Vienna, 24.04.2013)

GUNTRAM HAZOD

Collected Volumes (Contributor)

Guntram Hazod ‘From the ‘Good Tradition’ to Religion: On some basic aspects of religious conversion in early medieval Tibet and the comparative Central Eurasian context’, in Andre Gingrich and Christina Lutter (eds.), Visions of Community. Comparative Approaches to Medieval Forms of Identity in Europe and Asia, History and Anthropology Special Issue (2014).

Guntram Hazod, 'The Plundering of the Tibetan Royal Tombs: An Analysis of the Event in the Context of the Uprisings in Central Tibet of the 9th/ 10th Century', in: Christopher Cüppers and Robert Mayer (eds.), Tibet after the Empire: The Fragmentation and Reconstruction of Society and Religion in Post-imperial Tibet, (LIRI, Lumbini 2013), 1-31.

Guntram Hazod, 'Tribal Mobility and Religious Fixation: Remarks on territorial transformation, social integration and identity in imperial and early post-imperial Tibet', in: Walter Pohl, Clemens Gantner and Richard Payne (eds.), Visions of Community in the Post-Roman World: The West, Byzantium and the Islamic World, 300-1100 (Farnham: Ashgate 2012), pp. 43-57.

Papers, Presentations, Workshops

Guntram Hazod, 'After the Empire: The age of monastic hegemony in Tibet', paper presented at Methods of Comparison in the Historical and Social Sciences: First VISCOM Conference (Vienna, 26.01.2012).

Guntram Hazod, 'Between Empire and Phyi dar: The Fragmentation and Reconstruction of Society and Religion in Post-imperial Tibet', paper presented at a Conference held at the Lumbini International Research Institute (LIRI) (Lumbini, Nepal; 1-4 March 2011).

HAORAN HOU

Papers, Presentations, Workshops

Hou Haoran, Notes on the Translation and Transmission of the Saṃpuṭa and Cakrasaṃvara Tantras in the Xixia Period (1038-1227), in: Yael Bentor and Meir Shahar (eds.), Chinese and Tibetan Esoteric Buddhism (Leiden: Brill 2017) 355–376; DOI 10.1163/9789004340503_016; Access.

Haoran Hou, 'Gya-gar Paṇḍita and Mi-nyag King: Indian-Tangut relations between the 11th and 13th centuries, Tantric Communities in Context: Sacred Secrets and Public Rituals', paper presented at Tantric Communities in Context: Sacred Secrets and Public Rituals (Vienna, 05.02.2015)

REINIER LANGELAAR

Journal Articles

Reinier Langelaar, 'Chasing the Colours of the Rainbow. Tibetan Ethnogenealogies in Flux', in: The Medieval History Journal (forthcoming).

Reinier Langelaar, 'Descent and Houses in Reb gong (Reb-gong): Group Formation and Rules of Recruitment Among Eastern Tibetan Tsho-ba', in: Jarmila Ptáčková and Adrian Zenz (eds.), Mapping Amdo: Dynamics of Change. Archiv Orientální, Supplementa X (Prague: Oriental Institute 2017), 155-83.

Collected volumes (contributor)

Reinier Langelaar, 'The Singular Volume of the Rlangs (Rlangs-kyi-po-ti-bse-ru). The Ancestral Records of a Central Tibetan Ruling House (c. 1400)', in: Diarmuid Ó Riain, Daniel Mahoney and Giorgia Vocino. Medieval Biographical Collections. Perspectives from Buddhist, Christian and Islamic Worlds. (Leiden, forthcoming).

Reinier Langelaar, 'Tibetan Ancestral Tales. Group History and Territoriality in A-mdo Origin Narratives (Qinghai, China).' (forthcoming).

Papers, Presentations, Workshops

Reinier Langelaar, 'Chasing the Colors of the Rainbow: Ethno-Genetic Theories on the Origins of the Tibetans', paper presented at the VISCOM Tribes & Ethnicity Workshop "Narratives of Ethnic and Tribal Origins in Eurasian Comparison" (Vienna, 18.9.2017).

Reinier Langelaar, 'Chasing the Colors of the Rainbow: Ethno-Genetic Theories on the Origins of the Tibetans', paper presented at the VISCOM Tribes & Ethnicity Workshop "Ethnic and Tribal Origins: Narratives and Genealogies" (Vienna, 20.1.2017).

Reinier Langelaar, 'Modernity and the Future of Village-Level Support Networks in the North-Eastern Tibetan Borderlands', paper presented at the workshop "Himalayan Borderlands in Transition" (Vienna, 18.1.2017).

Reinier Langelaar, 'Descent and houses in Reb-gong: Group formation and rules of recruitment among Eastern Tibetan tsho-ba', paper presented at the 14th International Association for Tibetan Studies Seminar (Bergen, 20.6.2016).

Reinier Langelaar, 'Origin Narratives of Reb-gong's Tsho-ba', paper presented at the first international conference of the Amdo Research Network (Berlin, 13.-15.12.2014).

NINA MIRNIG

Collected Volumes (editor)

Vincent Eltschinger, Nina Mirnig and Marion Rastelli (eds.), Tantric Communities, VISCOM Conference   Proceedings (forthcoming 2016)

Last Update: 21.08.18