The Sacred World of Central Asia - 28-29 November 2008 Warsaw

The conference will be hosted by the Polish Society of Oriental Art and the Asia and Pacific Museum.
All the panels will be held in the Asian Gallery, Freta Street 5, situated in the heart of Warsaw.
 


The Sacred World of Central Asia

 
28-29 November 2008 Warsaw
 Conference Conveners:
Dr. Joanna Wasilewska & Elvira Eevr Djaltchinova-Malets
Project Manager:
Magda Furmanik-Kowalska
 
 
CONFERENCE PROGRAMME
 
FRIDAY 28 NOWEMBER 2008
 
12.00-13.00 Registration (The Asian Gallery, Freta Street 5)
 

13.00-13.15 Dr. Joanna Wasilewska (vice-president of the PSSO for cooperation with museums, cultural institutions and assotiations ,The Asia and Pacific Museum, deputy director)

Introduction
 
Session. Chair and Discussant: Prof. Tadeusz Skorupski (SOAS, University of London)
 
13.15 Dr Isabelle Charleux (Sorbonne, CNRS, Paris)
A Sacred Icon for the Mongols: The Sandalwood Buddha of Qing dynasty Beijing
 
13.45 Dr Marek Kalmus
Age of Rinchen Zangpo – Guge Style and its relations to Gandhara Art
 
14.15 Questions and Open Discussion
 
15.00 LUNCH
 
16.00 Dr Julia Elikhina (The State Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia)
Two objects made by the tenth karmapa Chos-dbying-rdo-rje (1604-1674) in the collection of the State Hermitage Museum 
 

16.30 Dr. Delyash Muzraeva (Kalmyk Institute for Humanities of Russian Academy of Sciences, Department of Old Manuscripts and Buddhist Studies)

The Old Tibetan and Oyirat Manuscripts and Xylographs in Kalmykia as a Source for Research of Buddhist Pantheon
 
17.00 Tea
 
17.15 Maciej “Magura” Góralski (The Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw)
 
17.45 Questions and Open Discussion
 
18.30 RECEPTION
 
SATURDAY 29 NOWEMBER 2008
 
Session. Chair and Discussant: Dr Isabelle Charleux (Sorbonne, CNRS, Paris)
 
09.00 Dr Katarzyna Michalska-Lewandowska (UMK)
Female protector Palden Lhamo as an archetype of femininity – prefigurations and parallels
 
09.30 Prof. Tadeusz Skorupski (SOAS, University of London)
The consecration of Buddhist images according to the Kriyasamgraha
 
10.15 Questions and Open Discussion
 
11.00 Coffee
 
11.15 Dr. Joanna Grela (Chair for the Comparative Studies of Civilizations Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
The Phenomenon of Crossrace (metisation) in Contemporary Tibetan Art
 
11.45 Dr. Svetlana Batyreva ( Kalmyk Institute for Humanities of Russian Academy of Sciences)
Cult art of Kalmyks
 
12.15 Andre Alexander (Tibet Heritage Fund, Berlin University of Technology)
A Short History of the Lhasa Jokhang Temple – Tibetan Myth and Architectural Research
 
12.45 Questions and Open Discussion
 
13.30 LUNCH
 
 
Session. Chair and Discussant: Dr. Andrzej Rozwadowski (Institute of Eastern Studies Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań)
 
14.30 Dr Grégory Delaplace (Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit, University of Cambridge)
Depicting the dead: The making of funerary portraits in contemporary Mongolia
 
15.00 Dr. Olaf  Günther (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften Zentralasien-Seminar)
Robedancers (dorboz) in Central Asia
 
15.30 Questions and Open Discussion
 
16.15 Tea
 
 
Session. Chair and Discussant: Dr Grégory Delaplace (Mongolia & Inner Asia Studies Unit, University of Cambridge)
 
16.30 Dobromiła Uhma-Miechowicz (UMK)
Old religion in the new world – influences of Chinese culture on Central Asian immigrants
 
17.00 Dr. Andrzej Rozwadowski (Institute of Eastern Studies Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznań)
Shamanistic iconography of the Central Asian rock art
 
17.30 Elvira Eevr Djaltchinova-Malets (The Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw)
Fire and a sacred space in the death ritual of Kalmyks
 
18.00 Questions and Open Discussion
 
18.45 Final Comments and General Discussion,
Chaired by Prof. Tadeusz Skorupski (SOAS, University of London)
 
19.15 DINNER