Institute for the Science of Religion

Team

Dr. Yannick Laurent

Lecturer in Classical Tibetan

Phone
+41 31 684 39 58
E-Mail
yannick.laurent@relwi.unibe.ch
Office
S112
Postal Address
Institute for the Science of Religion
Universität Bern
Lerchenweg 36
CH-3012 Bern
Consultation Hour
By prior appointment
  • The Spiti Valley
  • Cultural history of West Tibet
  • Tibetan art and epigraphy
  • Inscribed portable statuary from Tibet and the Himalayas
  • International Association for Tibetan Studies (IATS)
  • International Association of Buddhist Studies (IABS)

1996 – 2003
Archaeology, Ancient History, English Language and Literature. University of Lausanne, Switzerland (M.A.)

2003 – 2011
Buddhist Studies. Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Bylakuppe, India.

2011 – 2013
Tibetan Language Programme. Tibet University, Lhasa, China.

2013 – 2014
Tibetan and Himalayan Studies. University of Oxford, UK (MSt)

2014 – 2019
Tibetan and Himalayan Studies. University of Oxford, UK. (D.Phil)

2020 – 2020
Post-doctoral research fellow. École Pratique des Hautes Études (EPHE), France.

2021 -  
Research Fellow. Margot and Thomas Pritzker Art Collaborative, Chicago. US.

2021 -
Lecturer in Classical Tibetan. Institute for the Sciences of Religion, University of Bern, Switzerland

In print 
Spiti: The Gigantic Valley of Many-Hued Strata. Archaeological and Historical Research in the Western Himalayas. Varja Academic vol.2. Kathmandu: Vajra Books

In print
From Lithang with Love: A travel Permit from the Seventh Dalai Lama’. 

2021
‘Receptacle of Enlightenment: The Buddhist Visual Culture of Tibet and the Himalayas’. In Traveller’s Eyes: Selected Works from the Francisco Capelo Asian Collections, Robert Davies (ed.), 155–163. London: Scala Arts & Heritage Publishers.

2021
‘In the Time of the Great Translator Rinchen Zangpo: The Foundation Period of Tholing, Nyarma, and Tabo Monasteries’. In The Ancient Monastic Complexes of Tholing, Nyarma and Tabo, Holger Neuwirth and Carmen Auer (eds.), 13–25, Buddhist Architecture in the Western Himalayas, 3. Graz: Verlag der TU Graz.

2020
‘Nam mkha grags and the Three Silver Brothers: A Sixteenth-Century ‘Divine Artist’ from Western Tibet’. In Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Tibetan Archaeology and Art, Part II. Journal of Tibetology 22: 236–274.

2018
‘The Inscription of the Rietberg Acala’. In David Weldon, Defining the Style of a Group of 13th Century Tibetan Gilt Copper Statues. Asianart.com: appendix.

2017
The Spiti Valley: Recovering the Past and Exploring the Present, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Spiti, Wolfson College, Oxford, 6th and 7th May, 2016, Yannick Laurent and David Pritzker (eds.). Revue d’Études Tibétaines 41.

2017
‘Henry Lee Shuttleworth (1882–1960) and the History of Spiti’. In The Spiti Valley: Recovering the Past and Exploring the Present, Proceedings of the First International Conference on Spiti, Wolfson College, Oxford, 6th and 7th May, 2016. Revue d’Études Tibétaines 41: 1–55.

2017
‘On Maṇi and Epigraphy: Four Stone Inscriptions from Spiti’. In Revue d’Études Tibétaines 39: 229–65.

2016
‘In the Bosom of Khotan? A Dialogue between Image and Text’. In Revue d’Études Tibétaines 36: 93–119.

2015
‘The Tibetans in the Making: Barley Cultivation and Cultural Representations’. In Revue d’Études Tibétaines 33: 77–108.

2014 
‘The Upper Temple of Dangkhar Monastery: Iconographical Capharnaüm or Political Manoeuvre?’ In Revue d’Études Tibétaines 29: 103–53.

2013 
‘Dus rabs rgyad pa’i dus su lha bla ma zhi ba ’od kyis thugs rten du nyar ba’i bru sha’i li sku’. In Journal of Qinghai Nationalities University (mTsho sngon mi rigs slob chen rig deb) 3: 89– 102.

2013  
‘lHa bla ma Zhi ba ’od’s Eighth Century Bronze from Gilgit’. In Revue d’Études Tibétaines 26: 195–214.

2013
‘Historical Research on Dangkhar’. In The Ancient Monastic Complex of Dangkhar, Holger Neuwirth (ed.), 107–37, Buddhist Architecture in the Western Himalayas, 3. Graz: Verlag der TU Graz.

2009
Thogmet, Zangpo, Trente-sept pratiques de Fils-des-Vainqueurs, texte établi et traduit par Yannick Laurent. Bangalore: éditions Dharmayana