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Memories of Kings Schedule

Memories of Kings

Kingship in the Religious Imaginings of Asia

IBZ, Amalienstrasse 38, München

Friday 22 May

9:00-9:15 Welcome and Introductory Remarks

9:15-10:15 Daniel Berounsky, “Memories of Kingship in the Post-imperial Chronicle of Bon”.

10:15-11:15 Olaf Czaja, “Between Past and Present—Memory and Realpolitik during the Phag mo gru pa Rule in Tibet”.

11:15-11:45 Break for tea and coffee

11:45-12:45 Guntram Hazod, “Kingship and Tomb: Some Observations from the Burial Mound Tradition of Early Tibet”.

12:45-2:00 Lunch (provided at the conference site)

2:00-3:00 Johannes Bronkhorst, “Brahmanism and Kingship”.

3:00-4:00 Emmanuel Francis, “Contrasted Memories of Kings: The Pallavas of South India in their Inscriptions and in Hagiography”.

4:00-4:30 Break for tea and coffee

4:30-5:30 Azfar Moin, “Why did Muslim Kings Worship the Sun? Islam and Cosmotheism”.

5:30-7:00 Free Time

7:00 Conference Dinner: Wirtshaus Zum Straubinger Blumenstrasse 5, 80331 München


Saturday 23 May

9:00-10:00 Erika Forte, “‘Propaganda Posters’ from Ancient Khotan: Royal Religious Agency in Pictures”.

10:00-11:00 Christian Luczanits, “Ardent Donors, Ordained Rulers, and Astute Protectors: Remembering Buddhist Kings in Western Himalayan Art”.

11:00-11:30 Break for tea and coffee

11:30-12:30 Patrice Ladwig, “Worshipping Relics and Animating Statues: Transformations of Buddhist Statecraft in Contemporary Laos”.

12:30-1:45 Lunch (provided at the conference site)

1:45-2:45 Isabelle Charleux, “Chinggis Khan in Mongol Buddhist Art: Cakravartin, Dharmapāla, or Territorial Deity?”

2:45-3:45 Shen Weirong, “The Identity of the Mongol Yuan Dynasty and the mChod yon Relationship between Great Mongol Khans and Tibetan Lamas in Medieval Tibetan Historiography”.

 3:45-4:15 Break for tea and coffee

4:15-5:15 Elliot Sperling, “Tibetan Buddhists and the Tangut Kingship”

5:15-5:30 Closing Remarks