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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 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.
- 2018/10/22, Public keynote lecture by Robin Coningham (UNESCO Chair on Archaeological Ethics and Practice in Cultural Heritage, Durham University, UK)
Seismic safety: Interdisciplinary approaches for assessing resilience and pathways towards the rehabilitation of the cultural heritage of Kathmandu in post-earthquake Nepal
- 2018/10/22–23, International symposium
After the earthquake: Research, protection and preservation of Nepal's cultural heritage
- 2018/10/24, VISCOM workshop
Rethinking scholastic communities across medieval Eurasia II: Authority & authorship
- 2018/10/31–11/3, International symposium
Control, repression, and tolerance in early modern Japanese religion
The institute's colloquium takes place monthly every first Tuesday between 11:00 am and 12:30 pm. The colloquium 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 email@example.com.
- 06.11.2018: Sudipta Munsi, Mīmāṃsā on duty
- 04.12.2018: Round table: Entitled to a title? Practices of naming texts and referring to them in manuscript culture and digital humanities
- 08.01.2019: Serena Saccone, Systematizing and subverting the tradition. On an intellectual biography of Śubhagupta
- 05.02.2019: Stefan Köck, Between enthusiasm and retreat - German japanologists in the "Third Reich"
- Patrick McAllister, ed., 2017
Reading Bhaṭṭa Jayanta on Buddhist Nominalism. (BKGA 95.) Wien: VÖAW, 2017 (order online).
- Kurt Tropper, 2016
The Inscription in the ’Du khang of Dgung ’phur Monastery, Spu rang (Mnga’ ris). (BKGA 93.) Wien: VÖAW, 2016 (order online).
- Ernst Steinkellner, 2016
Dharmakīrti`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).
- Xuezhu Li, Yoshimichi Fujita, ed., 2016
Pañcaśatikā Prajñāpāramitā: Sanskrit and Tibetan Texts. (STTAR 20.) Beijing, Vienna: China Tibetology Publishing House and Austrian Academy of Sciences Press, 2016 (order online).
- Ernst Steinkellner, 2017
Early Indian Epistemology and Logic: Fragments from Jinendrabuddhi's Pramāṇasamuccayaṭīkā 1 and 2. Tokyo: The International Institute for Buddhist Studies, 2017.
- Horst Lasic, Xuezhu Li, ed., 2016 
Sanskrit manuscripts in China II: Proceedings of a panel at the 2012 Beijing Seminar on Tibetan Studies, August 1 to 5. Beijing: China Tibetology Publishing House, 2016  (download [open access]).
- Elisa Freschi, Philipp André Maas, ed., 2017
Adaptive Reuse: Aspects of Creativity in South Asian Cultural History. Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2017 (download [open access]).
- Chiou, Pei-Lin
- Freschi, Elisa
- Graheli, Alessandro
- Hazod, Guntram
- Hugon, Pascale
- Kellner, Birgit
- Kintaert, Thomas
- Köck, Stefan
- Langelaar, Reinier
- Lasic, Horst
- MacDonald, Anne
- McAllister, Patrick
- Mirnig, Nina
- Munsi, Sudipta
- Muroya, Yasutaka
- Pecchia, Cristina
- Peck-Kubaczek, Cynthia
- Pickl-Kolaczia, Brigitte
- Prets, Ernst
- Rastelli, Marion
- Saccone, Serena
- Saxena, Shishir
- Scheid, Bernhard
- Schmücker, Marcus
- Steinkellner, Ernst
- Tropper, Kurt
- Williams, Michael
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