17-18 May: Conference Buddhist Studies in Leiden

On 17-18 May 2017 Leiden University will host a conference, organized by Prof. dr. Jonathan Silk, to commemorate 60 years of the Chair in the study of Buddhism, 60 years of the Indo-Iranian Journal, the 30th anniversary of Leiden University hosting the Numata Visiting Professorship in Buddhist Studies and the publication of the first volume of Brill’s Encyclopedia of Buddhism.

Buddhist Studies in Leiden

Authoritative speakers associated with Dutch Buddhist Studies, the IIJ, the BEB, and the Numata Chair will present papers. Please see the program for further details of the speakers, the presentation topics and the time schedule.

The conference will take place on 17–18 May, 2017, to coincide with the official opening of the University Library’s exhibition  ‘Cultural Dynamics of Sanskrit’ at Leiden University Libraries on May 18, so that everyone can attend both events.

Organizers: Prof. Dr. Jonathan Silk and Leiden Asia Year


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Click here for the programme.

Date: 17 May 2017 - 18 May 2017
Address: Gravensteen Building
              Pieterskerkhof 6
              2311 SR Leiden
              Room 0.11

Last Modified: 19-04-2017