Christian Wedemeyer, Assistant Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago Divinity School, will be a Numata Program visiting speaker on March 3, 2011, from 4-6 pm at the Jackman Humanities Building (170 St George St), Room 317. He will deliver a lecture entitled “The Trouble with Tribals: Indian Esoteric Buddhism and Fantasies of the Primitive.”
Prior to coming to the University of Chicago, Christian Wedemeyer was University Instructor of South Asian Studies and Director of the Tibetan Studies program at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark (Københavns Universitet). He has also taught at Columbia University, Barnard College, Antioch University and Wesleyan University. He teaches a variety of courses on Buddhism, South Asian religions and the academic study of religion(s) and does research on the history, literature and ritual practice of Indian and Tibetan Buddhist communities, ca. AD 700–1400.
U of T Buddhist Studies: http://buddhiststudies.chass.utoronto.ca/
U of T Study of Religion: http://www.religion.utoronto.ca/
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