International Seminar of Young Tibetologists

2nd ISYT Conference report

Second ISYT Conference

Meeting report




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The conference, convened in Paris, between September 7–11 2009, was a tremendous success, thanks largely to the participation of approximately 50 participants from 15 different countries, the convivial atmosphere, the wonderful venues, the high quality of the papers presented, and the wonderful scholarly discussions that ensued.

We would like to thank everyone who participated in making the event one to remember. In particular, we would like to thank the Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, the Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales, and the Université Paris Ouest – Nanterre La Défense for their financial support, and to the Ecole Normale Supérieure, Bibliothèque Sainte-Barbe, and the Musée du quay Branly for graciously providing the incredible venues. Special thanks must also be given to the Trace Foundation, who provided us with a generous grant to welcome five young Tibetan scholars from Lhasa, Chengdu, and Beijing.

The effects of this conference will be felt for a while yet. New friendships and academic collaborations and projects have emerged, and Tibetan Studies in the “City of Lights” has been infused with the energy of the new generation of international scholars. We have no doubt that we have all contributed to keeping Paris’ reputation as one of the world’s premier centers for academic excellence in Tibetan Studies.


ISYT 2009 was made possible thanks to the support of the following institutions:

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