International Seminar of Young Tibetologists

1st ISYT Conference report

First ISYT Conference

Meeting report


Brandon Dotson

Tim Myatt






The International Seminar of Young Tibetologists (ISYT) was founded to create a venue for collaboration and exchange for postgraduate students and early career researchers. This was achieved through convening the first ISYT conference at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, 9โ€“13 August 2007, and by founding the ISYT as a sustainable research association that convenes conferences every two to three years.ย 

The conference brought together scholars from all over the world.ย 

A generous Research Networks and Workshops Grant from the Arts and Humanities Research Council of Great Britain (AHRC) allowed the convenors, Brandon Dotson and Tim Myatt, to sponsor the participation of a dozen scholars from Tibet, China, Nepal and India. These participants, along with being able to employ a translator during the conference, were key elements to the conference’s success. The first ISYT conference, with its academic and social exchanges, has created valuable international contacts for all involved and potentially long-lasting relationships between conference participants.

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