Dates: Lent Term (January -March 2022)
Venue: Online via Zoom
We hold a series of talks each term whose overall theme links with Dunhuang and the Silk Road.
These take place via Zoom on Thursdays and, where possible, in-person, on Thursdays and require pre-registration. All talks will begin at 5pm BST, lasting an hour with time allocated afterwards for questions, debate, and discussion.
We welcome listeners from all fields who feel that these talks may help their own research or who are curious to know about the diverse topics covered.
Please see the original Dunhuang Seminar Series homepage for the latest term.
Thursday, 20th January, 2022 (Zoom)
Prof. Ulrike Roesler, University of Oxford
An Epic Journey: The Tibetan Rāma story from Dunhuang in its Literary Context
Thursday, 10th February, 2022 (Zoom)
Prof. Max Deeg, Cardiff University
Trading Silk – Negotiating Religion: Buddhist Stories and Discourses about Silk
Thursday, 17th February, 2022 (Zoom)
Dr Erica Hunter, University of Cambridge
Syriac Prayer-amulets from Turfan: Form and Function
Thursday, 24th February, 2022 (Zoom)
Junfu Wong, University of Cambridge
Lay Religious Beliefs and Rituals in the Guanzhong Region
Thursday, 3rd March, 2022 (Zoom)
Prof. Peter Zieme, Berlin Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
Old Uyghur Poetry
Thursday, 10th March, 2022 (Zoom)
Dr Mark Dickens, University of Alberta
Fragments of Lost Communities: Textual Remains from the Christians of Turfan
Sponsored by the Glorisun Global Network for Buddhist Studies and the Dhammachai International Research Institute, and organized by the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at University of Cambridge.