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SEECHAC International Colloquium 2011

Rome, Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale”Giuseppe
Tucci”, October 10th and 11th 2011

Politics and religions in the Himalayas and Central
The political and religious expression of
sovereignty in the Himalayas and Central Asia: rituals, texts,
representations and institutions, from antiquity till now.

(program subject to last minute changes)

Monday October 10th 2011

9h00-9h15 Welcoming of the participants, presentation of badges and documents.
9h15- 9h 40 Opening of the colloquium. Welcoming speeches by Dr Luigi La Rocca, Superintendent of MNAO, Dr Massimiliano A. Polichetti, Prof. Gerard Fussman and Prof. Anna Maria Quagliotti.
9h40-10h Jacques Giès (Paris): Translation, bouddhisme en Asie Centrale, IVe-IXe siècles.
10h-10h25 Deborah Klimburg-Salter (Wien): Visual Rhetoric: the Kashmiri style in Tibetan Art.
10h35-11h00 Pause
11h-11h25 Harry Falk (Berlin): The chronologies used in Indo-Scythian,
Indo-Parthian and Kushan times in Greater Gandhara: a synopsis with new
11h35-12h00 Giovanna Lombardo (Roma): At the origins of power and sovereignty: the
Late Bronze Age necropolis of Kangurttut (Southern Tadjikistan).
12h10-12h35 Zafar Paiman (Kabul and Paris): Le monastère de Tepe Narenj: un
témoignage de l’art “hephthalo-bouddhique”.
12h45-14h30 Lunch pause
14h30-14h55 Katsumi Tanabe (Tokyo) : Iconographical study of a limestone
Buddhist relief allegedly unearthed in Northern Afghanistan
15h05-15h30 Erika Forte (Wien): Ensuring sovereignty: the Buddhist legitimization
of the Kingdom of Khotan
15h40-16h05 Ciro Lo Muzio (Roma): Bird symbolism in Central Asian
16h15-16h40 Pause
16h40-17h05 Arcangela Santoro (Roma): The universal sovereignty of the Buddha in
17h15-17h40 Lore Sander (Berlin): Donors in Kizil caves.
17h50-18h15 Anna Filigenzi (Napoli, Wien): Praxis and orthopraxis in pre-medieval Buddhism: a glimpse into the relationship between lay and religious power.
18h25-18h50 Margherita Mantovani (Roma): La Religione della Luce nelle lettere ebraiche del prete Gianni.

Tuesday October 11th 2011

9h00-9h25 Bruno Genito (Napoli): Scythic kurgans and kingship.
9h35-10h10 Isabelle Charleux (Paris): Rois et reines dans les portraits des
souverains mongols du XIIIe au XVIIIe
10h15-10h40 Patrizia Cannata (Roma): Religions as a tool for political control and
national identity’s statement in the Uyghur empire
10h50-11h15 Pause
11h15-11h40 Paola Mortari Vergara Caffarelli (Roma): Pelden Lhamo, The
protective goddess of the Dalaï  Lamas in Tibetan architecture and
11h50-12h10 David Pritzker (Oxford): Rin chen bzang po and the treasures of
mKha rtse
12h10-12h35 Charles Ramble (Paris): How to be a good king: Tibetan treatises on monarchy and statecraft.
12h45-14h30 Lunch pause
14h30-14h55 Hubert Feiglstorfer (Wien): Architectural concepts, layout and structure of religio-political centres in historical Western Tibet.
15h05-15h30 Christiane Kalantari (Wien): Iconography of sovereignty and
religio-political power in early Western Tibet.
15h40-16h05 Christian Jahoda (Wien): Festival and ritual tradition in key
religio-political centers of historical Western Tibet (mNga’ris skor
16h15-16h40 Pause
16h40-17h05 Marialaura Di Mattia (Roma): The religious factor as a political tool in the establishment of the Western Himalayan kingdoms.
17h15-17h40 Erberto Lo Bue (Bologna): The main image in Gtsug lag khang of Rgyal rtse and its religious and political meaning.
17h50-18h10 Laura Giuliano (Roma): Oēšo and the King.
18h20-18h50 General discussion and closure of the colloquium.