Buddhist Symbols, Motifs, And Cognition
What is so unique about symbolism and motifs in the Himalayas? What do these symbols and motifs tell us about the cognition of Himalayan people? How does the present interact with the Himalayan past through symbols and motifs?
Students will engage with a detailed understanding of symbols and motifs in the Himalayan Buddhist tradition, and how they are imbued with meaning when seen in architectural spaces, Iconography, or other material culture. The students will get to appreciate how the present connects to a distant past.
3 Day Course in July 2022
Virtual Course using Zoom
Ability to understand Symbols and motifs in the Western Himalayas
Ability to appreciate cognition and how it works
Recommended for archaeologists, anthropologists, architects, architectural historians, art historians and just about anyone who wants to know about Himalayan Buddhist traditions.
- Sonali Gupta LL.B., Ph.D. (UCLA) specializes in Archaeology and has worked for nearly a decade in Egypt, India, Indonesia, and Malaysia. She is an anthropological archaeologist and has led the first international field school in India under her project “Myth and Reality in the Himalayas.” She has taught at UCLA, the National Museum, New Delhi, and her Institute of which she is the Founding Director, the Himalayan Institute of Cultural & Heritage Studies, situated in Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh. Her core area of research is cultural transmission of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage. She has various projects in collaboration with Flinders University, Institute of Field Research, University of Delhi and, the Archaeological Survey of India
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Yes, you will get an e-certificate on completion of the course (during that month)
Yes, you will get a recording link for a limited time only if you miss a class
Yes, this course is tailored for everyone.
The timings are usually in the evening, Indian Standard Time, if you are in another time zone, we can record the sessions for you.
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Yes, this is a virtual course with active engagement with students.
For the Middle Himalaya course, students get assignments and are graded as well.
Yes, the lesson will be rescheduled