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142099 PS Tibetan Manuscripts: Material, Social, and Textual Perspectives (2020W)

Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).

Details

max. 36 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Beginning with November 3, the seminar will be conducted online.

Monday 05.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 12.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 19.10. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 09.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 16.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 23.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 30.11. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 07.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 14.12. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 11.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 18.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25
Monday 25.01. 12:00 - 13:30 Seminarraum 1 ISTB UniCampus Hof 2 2B-O1-25

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

It is common knowledge that manuscripts have an important function as a medium to transmit texts. But how and by whom are such manuscripts produced? And why are some of these manuscripts manufactured as exquisite objects that involve considerable artisanal skills as well as financial means? How are such manuscripts used, what role do they play in the daily life of their producers?
As these questions illustrate, manuscripts are important sources for a wide range of cultural practices. In this introductory seminar, we will develop a comprehensive perspective on the Tibetan manuscript tradition by exploring its material, social, as well as textual features. On the one hand, this will involve the discussion of theoretical aspects as formulated in the existing secondary literature. On the other hand, students will be guided to develop a small research project of their own, which will enable them to explore their individual interests in working with a concrete manuscript.
Interested students are requested to register as soon as possible and by specifying their favoured research perspective (materiality/social use/texts) as well as their knowledge of Tibetan with an e-mail to the following address: markus.viehbeck@univie.ac.at
As far as the situation allows, the course will take place on site in a sufficiently large lecture hall. If necessary, it can be switched to distance learning.

Assessment and permitted materials

Contributions to class, short oral and written assignments during the semester as well as a short final paper at the end.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Willingness to contribute to group discussions; knowledge of Tibetan is to be clarified with the course instructor.

Examination topics

Reading list

Reading materials will be provided on Moodle, further literature is also put on reserve in the departmental library.

Association in the course directory

BA10

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