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Workshop and Lectures: Buddhism and Economic Relations in Asia

Place: Tallinn University School of Humanities
Time: 16-17.03.2017

The workshop aims to introduce the Danish Research Council-funded collaborative research project Buddhism, Business and Believers (PI: Trine Brox) to all interested colleagues and students at TLU. The objective is to inquire into contemporary relations between business and Buddhism through bridging language-based area studies, religious studies, anthropology and economics. The lectures will present and discuss concepts of exchange, mediation, and value creation, among other concepts of material culture and exchanges.

Workshop participants: Trine Brox (PI) (Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen), Elizabeth L. W. Ørberg (Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen), Marianne Hedegaard (ToRS, Copenhagen) Alexander Horstmann (Tallinn University School of Humanities).

16 March at 10.00-11.30, room M328

Alexander Horstmann (Associate Professor, Southeast Asian Studies, Tallinn University) will give a lecture in the seminar of Hannes Palang on Cultural Landscapes Research on “Charismatic capitalism: Re-building the Land of the Buddha in the Golden Triangle”.

17 March at 10.00-11.00, room M328

Trine Brox (Associate Professor, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen) will give a lecture on “Economy and Buddhism in a Sino-Tibetan Contact Zone”.

At 11.00-12.00, room M328

Elizabeth Lanes Williams Ørberg (Postdoc, Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, University of Copenhagen ) will give a lecture on The Spectacle of Buddhist Rituals: Recent Transformations of Monastery Festivals in Leh, Ladakh.

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For all inquiries, contact Alexander Horstmann, alexander.horstmann@tlu.ee