Digital Workshops

Bridging cultural gaps

Our digit­al work­shops touch on a range of top­ics includ­ing trans­la­tion, west­ern philo­sophy, Tibetan his­tory, lan­guage, and Buddhism.
Its aims are simple: to show­case cur­rent research, share know­ledge and ideas, con­nect those inter­ested in high­er edu­ca­tion and aca­demia and bridge dif­fer­ent cultures.

Upcoming Digital Workshops

All classes are free, but regis­tra­tion is required to attend. Places are offered on a first come first serve basis. Please note some work­shops will be held in Tibetan with no trans­lat­or present. To register fill the form below.

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Previous digital workshops

We have recor­ded our pre­vi­ous Digit­al Work­shops. Click the link and re-watch the videos.

Introduction to English Literary Studies

This ses­sion intro­duces par­ti­cipants to the study of Eng­lish lit­er­at­ure through a vari­ety of works from Old Eng­lish wan­der­ers’ songs to con­tem­por­ary poems. We will explore inter­pret­ive approaches to texts and prac­tice close read­ing tech­niques whilst think­ing about lit­er­ary form in its wider intel­lec­tu­al and his­tor­ic­al contexts.
21 Dec 2020
3:00 pm5:00 pm

An introduction to Western philosophy and logic

By focus­ing on a pas­sage from Plato’s Euthy­phro, I will intro­duce the Socrat­ic meth­ods of dia­logue and argu­ment with which West­ern philo­sophy begins. In par­tic­u­lar, Socrates asks wheth­er piety is what is loved by the gods, or wheth­er the gods love that which is pious. We will then take a closer look at the logic­al form of […]
17 Dec 2020
3:00 pm5:00 pm

A Brief Introduction to the Gaden Phodrang Government

This work­shop will start with an invest­ig­a­tion into the his­tor­ic­al back­ground upon which the Gaden Phodrang Gov­ern­ment was foun­ded and its pros­per­ous devel­op­ment in the mid 17th cen­tury. We will then look at the priest-pat­ron rela­tion­ship it estab­lished with the Man­chu emper­ors of the Qing dyn­asty, a pro­cess that began in the early 18th century. […]
15 Dec 2020
3:00 pm5:00 pm

Translation Class

This inter­act­ive class explores the approach and prac­tice of trans­lat­ing clas­sic­al Tibetan lit­er­at­ure. Tak­ing into con­sid­er­a­tion the spheres of aca­demia and Buddhist prac­tice trans­mis­sion, we will address the themes of trans­lat­ing, the role of the trans­lat­or, and meth­ods of trans­la­tion. In addi­tion to allot­ting time for inquir­ies and dis­cus­sion, space is most import­antly offered for […]
14 Dec 2020
3:00 pm5:00 pm
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