Dr. Martha Selby, Chair 120 INNER CAMPUS DR STOP G9300 WCH 4.134 78712-1251 • 512-471-5811
Mahayana Buddhism: Rhetoric of Emptiness
Fri, November 9, 2012 • 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM • WCH 4.118
Prof. Jens Braarvig (Religious Studies, University of Oslo) will be in Austin next week. Here are the events that he will do for us, in chronological order:
Seminar on Buddhist manuscriptology I: Wed., Nov. 7, 5-7pm, BUR 436A (Religious Studies conference room).
Public lecture on “Mahayana Buddhism: Rhetoric of Emptiness”: Fri, Nov. 9, 3:30-5pm, WCH 4.118 (Meyerson conference room); reception at 3pm.
Seminar on Buddhist manuscriptology II: Mon., Nov. 12, 4:30-7pm, WCH 4.118 (Meyerson conference room).
Jens Braarvig’s field of research is Indian Buddhism. He is the director of the project “Buddhist Manuscripts in the Schøyen Collection” which edits, translates, and studies recently discovered Buddhist manuscripts from Bamiyan/Afghanistan that have shed an entirely new light on the history of Indian Buddhism. In the two seminars Dr. Braarvigwill show us some manuscripts, talk about the challenges in studying them (and in dealing with an eccentric manuscript collector, Martin Schøyen, who owns the largest private manuscript collection in the world). The targeted audience includes interested faculty and graduate students.
Here is his website: http://www.hf.uio.no/ikos/english/people/aca/braarvig/index.html