International Seminar of Young Tibetologists

3rd ISYT Conference report

Third ISYT Conference

Meeting report


Kazushi Iwao

Seiji Kumagai

Ai Nishida

Meishi Yamamoto






The Third International Seminar of Young Tibetologists was convened at Kobe City University for Foreign Studies, Japan, between the 3rd and 7th September 2012. We want to thank everyone who participated in making the event a success.

There were two types of sessions, i.e., oral and poster presentations. Sixty persons gave a talk, and 13 persons presented their posters from the points of view of history, religion, linguistics, anthropology, etc. Those speakers were strictly selected from 160 applications, so each paper was highly sophisticated. In addition, 20 observers also participated to exchange their academic information during and after the conference.ย 

Thus, the conference gave young Tibetologists two types of benefits: the opportunity to deliver academic presentations and the opportunity to broaden their academic relationships with other participants.

During the business meeting, both the former president Brandon Dotson and secretary general Tim Myatt had retired. Kelsang Norbu Gurung and Seiji Kumagai were selected to be new president and secretary general respectively.

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