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Inaugural Lecture of Prof. Birgit Kellner

Prof. Dr. Birgit Kellner will give her inaugural lecture on Wednesday, November 9, at 12.00 pm in the Old Auditorium of Heidelberg University. The Professor of Buddhist Studies will speak about Buddhism between India and Tibet.

Under the title "Von Pechas, Pandits, Papageien - die Uebersetzung des Buddhismus zwischen Indien und Tibet", Prof. Kellner will discuss translation and translators in the broader context of the transfer of Buddhist doctrines, practices and institutions chiefly from culturally Indian regions to the Tibetan plateau, between the 7th and 13th centuries CE.

Prof. Dr. Birgit Kellner holds the Chair of Buddhist Studies at Heidelberg University's Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context". She is also associated member of the South Asia Institute. Having studied Tibetology and Buddhist Studies in Vienna, Austria, she earned a PhD from the University of Hiroshima, Japan, with a dissertation on the history of Buddhist philosophy in India. In her research, she specializes in the history of religion and philosophy with focus on epistemology, the philosophy of consciousness, and logic in India as well as in Tibet.

The inaugural lecture by Prof. Kellner will take place in the Old Auditorium of Heidelberg University on Wednesday, November 9, at 12.00 pm. It will be given in German language.

04 Nov 2011
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