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
Welcome and Introduction
Report on Project Publications and Website
Thursday Morning Session
Chair: Fernanda Pirie
10h15–10h45 Yael Bentor: Women on the way to Enlightenment
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
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
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
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?
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?