Dr. des. Piotr Sobkowiak

Assistant

Phone
+41 31 684 46 34
E-Mail
piotr.sobkowiak@relwi.unibe.ch
Office
S 109
Postal Address
Institute for the Science of Religion
Universität Bern
Lerchenweg 36
CH-3012 Bern
Attendance
Tuesday to Friday

Areas of interest

  • Colonialism and History of Religions in Russia, particularly Buryatia
  • Cultural History of Tibet and Mongolia
  • History of Shamanism
  • Historical Discourse Analysis

Research Project

Mongolian Knowledge Cultures in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The Construction of a “Doctrine of the Shamans”

  • Since 2016: Assistant at the Institute for the Science of Religion and Central Asian Studies, University of Bern
  • 2012-2015: SNF PhD-project:Mongolian Knowledge Cultures in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The Construction of a “Doctrine of the Shamans”.
  • 2000-2006: MA-Studies, Department of Turkish Studies and Inner Asian Peoples; University of Warsaw. Dissertation: Basic Terms of Mongolian Shamanism.
  • October 2015, Delphi: Between Two Fires. Shamanism As a Construct of Russo-Mongolian Discourse in the 19th-Century Buryatia; International Society for Academic Research on Shamanism.
  • August 2015, Erfurt: Mongolian "Religion of the Shamans" As a Construct of a Non-European Discursive Tradition; International Association for the History of Religions.
  • June 2015, TV-interview (ATB Baikal, Ulan-Ude) - Tartaria Magna Series 3: The Repression of Shamanism in the 19th-century Buryatia.
  • April 2015, Budapest: The Right View and the False View. Buddhist perspective on emic religious traditions reflected in the Mongolian historical sources; Department of Mongol and Inner Asian Studies, Eötvös Loránd University.
  • 2003: The Bon Religion of Tibet in: Tsiryendorzhievs‘ki Chitannya. Zbirnik naukovikh statej; Kiev.
  • International Society for Academic Research on Shamanism (ISARS)