4-5 June 2015
Leiden
Gravensteen, Pieterskerkhof 6, Leiden

Conference of the Franco-German Project “Social History of Tibetan Societies, 17th to 20th Centuries” in collaboration with the NWO project “Buddhism and Social Justice”

THURSDAY 4 JUNE

9h45–10h00
Welcome and Introduction

10h00–10h15
Report on Project Publications and Website

Thursday Morning Session

Chair: Fernanda Pirie

10h15–10h45 Yael Bentor: Women on the way to Enlightenment

10h45–11h15 Tea/Coffee

11h15–11h45 Peter Schwieger: Buddhist Tantric Practices: A Place Destined for Love?

11h45–12h15 Hanna Havnevik: Tantric Consorts and Single Mothers in 19th- and 20th-Century Tibet

12h15–12h45 Berthe Jansen: A Threat to Gods and Monks? Women in and around the Monastery in Pre-modern Tibet

12h45–14h30 Lunch

Thursday Afternoon Session

Chair: Peter Schwieger

14h30–15h00 Alice Travers:Witnesses and Actresses of their Time: Tibetan Noblewomen’s Role between Discourse and Practice (1895–1951)

15h00–15h30 Nicola Schneider: Tibet’s First Feminist Movement. The Patriotic Women’s Association in Lhasa, 1952–1959

15h30–16h00 Tea/Coffee

16h00–16h30 Jeannine Bischoff: A Bond for Life? Marriage Contracts in Pre-1959 Tibet

16h30–17h00 Fernanda Pirie:“Men can do anything”: Tibetan Gender Myths and the Interpretation of History

DINNER FOR PARTICIPANTS

FRIDAY 5 JUNE

Morning Session

Chair: Yael Bentor

9h45–10h15 Charles Ramble: Does Gender Matter? How Women Fare in Tibetan Documents from Nineteenth-century Nepal

10h15–10h45 Petra Maurer: Married Women as Adulteresses: Do they Live in the Wrong Place?

10h45–11h15 Tea/Coffee

11h15–11h45 Heidi Fjeld: Gender Models and Gender Practices: Representation of Women in the Early 20th Century Tibetan Medical History and Some Implications for Gender Analyses

11h45–12h15 Hildegard Diemberger:Women as Leaders and Patrons: the Exception or the Rule?

12h15–12h45 Lunch

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