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Edmund Perry Lecture "We are not here to know: Ways of Approaching Buddhist Art" (hybrid)

When: Thursday, May 11, 2023
5:00 PM - 7:30 PM CT

Where: Segal Visitors Center, The Auditorium & The Atrium, 1841 Sheridan Rd, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Religious Studies Department   (847) 491-3611

Group: Religious Studies Department

Category: Academic


Presented by Justin McDaniel (Professor of Southeast Asian and Religious Studies at the University of Pennsylvania)

Professor McDaniel's research foci include Lao, Thai, Pali and Sanskrit literature, art and architecture, and manuscript studies. His first book, Gathering Leaves and Lifting Words, won the Harry Benda Prize. His second book, The Lovelorn Ghost and the Magic Monk, won the Kahin Prize. His third book, Architects of Buddhist Leisure, was supported by grants from the NEH and Kyoto University. He has two new books forthcoming -- Wayward Distractions: Studies in Thai Buddhism (National University of Singapore and Kyoto University Presses) and Cosmologies and Biologies: Siamese Illuminated Manuscripts (Holberton). He also has published edited volumes on Asian Manuscripts and Material Culture, Buddhist Biographies, Buddhist Art, Buddhist Ritual, Buddhist Literature. He has published over 100 articles and book reviews on a wide variety of subjects in Buddhist Studies, Material Culture, and Religious Studies. 

The event is hybrid and guests are welcome to join in-person or virtually.

Reception following the lecture.

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