Previous PTBS Lecture Series

2017 Programme

  • 07.03   Mick Deneckere (Ghent, Belgium): “Japanese True Pure Land Buddhism, the Meiji Restoration (1868) and the First Japanese Buddhist Mission to Europe”
  • 14.03   Tim Kragh (Poznan, Poland): “A Buddhist Theory of Relations”
  • 21.03   Christophe Vielle (Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium): “The Pairi Daiza Collection of Sanskrit Steles: Buddhism in the Medieval Kingdom of Dali (Yunnan, China)”
  • 28.03   Philip Garrett (Newcastle, UK): “Kinship, Kami, and Sacred Space at the Shingon Buddhist Monastic Complex Kōyasan in Medieval Japan”
  • 18.04   Ang Zou (Ghent, Belgium): “From Revelation to a Living Tradition: Daoxuan and His Design of the Platform and the Procedure for Higher Ordination”
  • 25.04   Nataša Vampelj Suhadolnik (Ljubljana, Slovenia): “Is Lotus on the Ceiling of the Han and Wei Jin Tombs a Buddhist Motif? A Reinterpretation of the Lotus on the Tomb’s Ceiling”
  • 02.05   Zhe Ji (Paris, France): “The Monastic Economy of Buddhism in Contemporary China”
  • 09.05   Martin Lehnert (Munich, Germany): “Exemplifying Secrecy: Incommunicability and Undecidability in Gong'an Diegesis”

2016 Programme

  • 01.03.2016: Jonathan Silk (Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands)
    "Buddhism, Social Justice and the Status of the Caṇḍāla"
  • 08.03.2016: Petra Kieffer-Pülz (University of Mainz, Germany)
    Observations on the relation between Sri Lanka and South India during the centuries"
  • 15.03.2016: Pieter Verhagen (Universeit Leiden, the Netherlands)
    Indian Traditions in Tibet: a Procrustean Bed?"
  • 22.03.2016: Noor van Brussel (UGent, Belgium)
    "Godinnen en demonen in een wereld van allusie: over het ontstaan en de vermenging van verhaaltradities in Zuid-India"
  • 12.04.2016: Tillo Detige (UGent, Belgium)
    "Fanatics vs. Pacifists? Rethinking the fortunes of Digambara Jainism under Muslim rule"
  • 19.04.2016: Tine Vekemans (UGent, Belgium)
    "Tradition & Technology - Resisting and Embracing Media Innovation in South Asian Religious Contexts"
  • 26.04.2016: Agnieszka Rostalska (UGent, Belgium)
    The recognition of Vedic authority in Nyaya tradition"
  • 03.05.2016: Monika Horstmann (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
    "Interior Religion: A Religious Paradigm in Early Modern North India"

Pevob affiche 2016

2015 Programme

  • 10.03.2015: Christoph Anderl (UGent, Centre for Buddhist Studies, Belgium)
    "Aspects of the Maitreya Cult in China: Past and Present"
  • 17.03.2015: Erika Forte (Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany)
    "Buddhism along the Silk Road and the Oasis of Khotan — An Archaeological Perspective
  • 24.03.2015: Petra Maurer (Bayerische Akademie der Wissenschaften and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
    Tibetan Medicine for Horses and Humans. Reflections on Fieldwork in Mustang /Nepal" 
  • 31.03.2015: Berthe Jansen (Universiteit Leiden, the Netherlands)
    "Crime and Punishment in Buddhist Monasteries in Pre-modern Tibet"
  • 21.04.2015: Gudrun Pinte (UGent, Centre for Buddhist Studies, Belgium)
    “Rechtsgeldig procederen in de Pali Vinaya”
  • 28.04.2015: Esther-Maria Guggenmos (Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany)
    "Buddhist Mantic Practices in Contemporary China and Taiwan. A Field Report"
  • 05.05.2015: Petra Kieffer-Pülz (Die Akademie der Wissenschaften und der Literatur, Mainz, Germany)
    Monastic Law in Theory and Practice"
  • 12.05.2015: Oliver Freiberger (the University of Texas, Austin, USA)
    Boundaries as Moving Targets: On Distinguishing Religions in Ancient India"

Pevob 2015

2014 Programme

  • 11.03.2014: Ann Heirman (UGent, Centre for Buddhist Studies, Belgium)
    "Boeddhistische lichaamsverzorging in een multireligieuze context"
  • 18.03.2014: Thomas Jülch (UGent, Centre for Buddhist Studies, Belgium)
    "Chinese Buddhist Apologetic Thought"
  • 25.03.2014: Stefano Zacchetti (Oxford University, UK)
    Dating the Dharma: Some Remarks on Early Chinese Buddhist Historiography
  • 01.04.2014: Martin Lehnert (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany)
    "Between Man-Made Order and Non-Human Facticity: Buddhist Accounts of Authority"
  • 22.04.2014: Christoph Anderl (Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany)
    “Flying Buddha Statues and the Transmission of Buddhism to China: Tang Dynasty Buddhist Historiographical Narratives in Text and Image”
  • 29.04.2014: Jessie Pons (Ruhr Universität Bochum, Germany)
    "Reading Religions outside Texts: Gandharan Buddhism and Buddhist Sculptures from Gandhara"
  • 06.05.2014: Agnes Birtalan (Eötvös Lorand University, Budapest)
    Mongolian Buddhist Folk Religion"
  • 13.05.2014: Claire Maes (UGent, Centre for Buddhist Studies, Belgium)
    Waarom weten we wat we weten over het Boeddhisme? Een kritische blik op ons erfgoed van de negentiende-eeuwse Europese studie van het Boeddhisme"

Pevob 2014

2013 Programme

  • 19.02.2013: Gudrun Pinte (UGent, Centre for Buddhist Studies)
    Majesteiten en monniken: een kritische blik op de boeddhistische tijdrekening in de Dīpavaṃsa
  • 26.02.2013: Marie-Hélène Gorisse (UGent, Indology)
    Jain Theories of Inference in the Light of Modern Logics

  • 06.03.2013: Freddy Mortier (UGent, Wijsbegeerte en moraalwetenschap)
    Richard Wagner: een vroege westerse boeddhist 
  • 12.03.2013: Claire Maes (UGent, Centre for Buddhist Studies)
    De dialectiek van de andere: identiteitsvorming binnen het vroeg Indisch boeddhisme
  • 19.03.2013: Christoph Anderl (Ruhr University Bochum and Ghent University, Centre for Buddhist Studies)
    The Development of Buddhist Narratives in Medieval China: An Overview
  • 26.03.2013: Lama Jigmé Namgyal (Centre Culturel Tibétain, Luxembourg) & Dylan Esler (Institut Orientaliste, Université Catholique de Louvain) Perceptions of Hwa-shang Mahāyāna in the rNying-ma school of Tibetan Buddhism (Click here to view the abstract)
  • 16.04.2013: Kate Crosby & Pyi Phyo Kyaw (King's College, London)
    The Buddha and his Brothers: Expressions of Power, Place and Community in Relation to the Network of Mahāmuni Image
  • 23.04.2013: Jens Borgland (Oslo University)
    Conflict Management the Mūlasarvāstivāda Way


2012 Programme

  • 06.03.2012: Bart Dessein (UGent, Centre for Buddhist Studies)
    Tijd, Tijdelijkheid en het Bestaan van de Dingen.
  • 13.03.2012: Tom De Rauw (UGent, Centre for Buddhist Studies)
    Boeddhistische politiek - politiek
    boeddhisme. (Click here to view the powerpoint of the lecture)

  • 20.03.2012: Carlos Roos (UGent, Centre for Cinema and Media Studies)
    Palladium: The Emerald Buddha and the scope of Reality.
  • 27.03.2012: Max Deeg (Cardiff University)
    The Asymmetric Construction of Buddhism, Indian Buddhism and its Chinese Sources Reassessed.
  • 17.04.2012: Dylan Esler (Institut Orientaliste, Université Catholique de Louvain)
    Comparing Ch’an and Tantra in 10th century Tibet.
    (Click here to view the powerpoint of the lecture)
  • 24.04.2012: Henny van der Veere (Universiteit Leiden)
    Japanse pelgrimages: cultuur of religie; cultuur en religie.
  • 08.05.2012: Jens Schlieter (University of Berne)
    Traditional Buddhist Ethics and the Formation of Buddhist Bioethics.
  • 15.05.2012: Vincent Tournier (Institute of Area Studies, Leiden University) 
    The 'Extended Canon' of the Mahāsāṃghika-Lokottaravādins.


2011 Programme

  • 22.02.2011: Ann Heirman (Universiteit Gent)
    Lichaamszorg in de boeddhistische kloostergemeenschap
  • 01.03.2011: Edel Maex (Boeddhistische Unie van België)
    Mindfulness, een boeddhistische hype?
  • 15.03.2011: Carola Roloff (Hamburg University)
    Potential for Enlightenment and Ordination of Women in Buddhism
  • 22.03.2011: Bart Dessein (Universiteit Gent)
    Beenderen en schedels als objecten van meditatie
  • 29.03.2011: Henny van der Veere (Universiteit Leiden)
    Japanse pelgrimages vanuit het perspectief van de heilige plaatsen en hun symboolsysteem
  • 05.04.2011: Max Deeg (Cardiff University)
    Via Serica - Silk and Silk Stories in China and Central Asia
  • 26.04.2011: Jens Braarvig (Oslo University)
    The Concept of the Imperishable in its Mahayana Context
  • 03.05.2011: Christoph Anderl (Bochum University en Universiteit Gent)
    Buddha’s Previous Lives: Narratives and Iconography Along the Silk Road

2010 Programme

  • 23.02.2010 Christoph Anderl (Oslo University)
    Text and Iconography - Strategies in the Adaptation of Buddhism in East Asia
  •  02.03.2010 Ann Heirman (CBS, Universiteit Gent)
    Actie en reactie: welke plaats veroverde de vrouw in het monastieke leven?
  •  09.03.2010 Kawanami Hiroko (Lancaster University)
    Monastic property and private ownership of Buddhist nuns
  •  16.03.2010 Carola Roloff (CBS, Hamburg University)
    Buddhist Monastic Communities in Europe
  •  23.03.2010 Bart Dessein (CBS, Universiteit Gent)
    Voertuigen naar de Verlossing

  •  30.03.2010 Max Deeg (SRTS, Cardiff University)
    What can Chinese sources tell us about Indian Buddhism? A Critical Assessment

  •  20.04.2010 Claire Maes (CBS, Universiteit Gent)
    Vroege boeddhisten en andere ascetische tradities in India
  •  27.04.2010 Klaus Pinte, Tzu-Lung Chiu and Silke Geffcken (CBS, Universiteit Gent)
    Current Research Projects at the CBS


        2009 Programme

        • 10.02.2009 Bart Dessein (Universiteit Gent)
          "Waarom ik niet besta": het concept ‘zelf' in boeddhisme
        • 17.02.2009 Tobias Wissler (Universiteit Gent)
          Beyond exegesis: Temple inscriptions and the economics of Chinese religion
          Click here to view the powerpoint of the lecture.
        • 03.03.2009 Ann Heirman (Universiteit Gent)
          Boeddhistische kloosterregels: de loopbaan van een bhikṣuṇī
        • 10.03.2009 Max Deeg (Cardiff University)
          Early Chinese pilgrimages
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        • 17.03.2009 Esther-Maria Guggenmos (Universiteit Gent)
          What does it mean to be a Lay Buddhist? A case study of the lay community in contemporary Taiwan.
        • 24.03.2009 Martin Seeger (Leeds University)
          "Female saints in Thai Buddhism: (Re-)Searching the female in Buddhist hagiography"
        • 31.03.2009 Melinda Pap (Budapest University)
          "Chinese Tiantai Philosophy"
        • 21.04.2009 Michael Zimmerman (Hamburg University)
          "When compassion trumps non-violence: Mahāyāna codes of conduct for bodhisattvas and kings"
          Click here to view the powerpoint of the lecture.