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The Institute for the Cultural and Intellectual History of Asia (IKGA) is a research facility of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. In terms of geographic and cultural area, research is done on East Asia, South East Asia, South Asia and Central Asia, which encompasses the fields of Indology, Tibetology, Sinology, Japanology, Buddhist Studies and Religious Studies. The research focus at the IKGA lies in the editing and analysis of original textual sources related to the philosophical and religious history of India and Tibet, as well as studies on the religious and mentality history of Japan. Most of the research deals with pre-modern history, attempting thereby at providing a basis for an understanding of the traditional foundations of the thought and action in modern Asian societies.
- 2017/5/29-6/2, Workshop
What is the sentence meaning? Sucarita's development of Kumārila's theories
- 2017/5/22–24, International workshop
The Future of Digital Texts in South Asian Studies — A SARIT Workshop
- 2017/3/21, Lecture by Samuel Thévoz (research fellow of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhist Studies)
The Buddha’s World Tour: From the Philologist’s Study to the Theatrical Stage
- 2017/3/10, Lecture by Motoi Ono (University of Tsukuba)
On Rushi lun: Its Original Title, the Issue of Its Incompleteness, and Its Authorship
- 2017/3/8, Lecture and workshop with Kiyokuni Shiga (Kyoto Sangyo University)
Arcaṭa’s description and criticism of the Jaina theory of manifoldness (anekāntavāda)
- 2017/3/4-11, Workshop with Motoi Ono (University of Tsukuba)
Research sessions on the sixth chapter of Jinendrabuddhi’s Pramāṇasamuccayaṭīkā and the jāti section of the Nyāyamukha
The institute's colloquium takes place monthly every first Tuesday between 11.am and 13.pm (c.t.). The colloqium is a platform for discussing current research at the institute and research literature. Guests are very welcome; in order to receive material please write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 4.4.2017: Stefan Köck, “They give up the Buddha but still visit temples in secret” – An outline of the project “Shintō-uke – Religious Control via Shintō-Shrines”
|Kurt Tropper, 2016
The Inscription in the ’Du khang of Dgung ’phur Monastery, Spu rang (Mnga’ ris). (BKGA 93.) Wien: VÖAW, 2016 (order online).
|Klaus-Dieter Mathes, 2016
A Fine Blend of Mahāmudrā and Madhyamaka: Maitrīpa`s Collection of Texts on Non-conceptual Realization (Amanasikāra). (BKGA 90.) Wien: VÖAW, 2016 (order online).
|Alessandro Graheli, 2016
History and Transmission of the Nyāyamañjarī: Critical Edition of the Section on the Sphoṭa. (BKGA 91.) Wien: VÖAW, 2016 (order online).
|Xuezhu Li, Yoshimichi Fujita, ed., 2017
Pañcaśatikā Prajñāpāramitā: Sanskrit and Tibetan Texts. (STTAR 20.) Beijing, Vienna: China Tibetology Publishing House and Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2017 (order online).
|Ernst Steinkellner, 2016
Dharmakirti`s Hetubindu: Critically edited by Ernst Steinkellner on the basis of preparatory work by Helmut Krasser with a translation of the Gilgit fragment by Klaus Wille. (STTAR 19.) Beijing, Vienna: China Tibetology Publishing House and Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2016 (order online).
|Daniel M. Stuart, 2015
A Less Traveled Path: Saddharmasmṛtyupasthānansūtra chapter 2. (STTAR 18.) Beijing, Vienna: China Tibetology Publishing House and Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2015 (order online).
|Elisa Freschi, Philipp André Maas, ed., (2017)
Adaptive Reuse of Texts, Ideas and Images in Classical India. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, (2017) (download [open access]).
|Cristina Pecchia, 2015
Dharmakīrti on the Cessation of Suffering: A Critical Edition with Translation and Comments of Manorathanandinʼs Vṛtti and Vibhūticandraʼs Glosses on Pramāṇavārttika II.190–216. Leiden/Boston: Brill, 2015 (order online).
|Elisa Freschi, ed., 2015
The reuse of texts in Indian philosophy. (Special issue of the Journal of Indian Philosophy 43:2–3 and 4–5.) Springer, 2015.
- Apostle, Katharine
- Chiou, Pei-Lin
- Drongshar, Tsering
- Fermer, Mathias
- Ferrante, Marco
- Freschi, Elisa
- Graf, Alexander
- Graheli, Alessandro
- Hazod, Guntram
- Hugon, Pascale
- Kellner, Birgit
- Köck, Stefan
- Langelaar, Reinier
- Lasic, Horst
- MacDonald, Anne
- McAllister, Patrick
- Mirnig, Nina
- Muroya, Yasutaka
- Pecchia, Cristina
- Peck-Kubaczek, Cynthia
- Prets, Ernst
- Rastelli, Marion
- Saccone, Serena
- Scheid, Bernhard
- Schmücker, Marcus
- Steinkellner, Ernst
- Tropper, Kurt
- Watanabe, Toshikazu
- Ehemalige Mitarbeiter